36 Crazyfists - Time And Trauma
Review by Ilham
What makes a really good metalcore album?


Abscession - Grave Offerings
Review by Windrider
Death metal. From Sweden. Do I need to say more? Although that's the band's official description on their facebook page, I feel like my job here is to lose some more words for you readers. Almost forgot, the band's name is Abscession and we are discussing their debut album Grave Offerings today. The band is a three-piece orchestra with the usual setup, plus some keyboards. And they are from Sweden. They play death metal.


Shepherd - Stereolithic Riffalocalypse
Review by Mr. Doctor
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Serious Black - As Daylight Breaks
Review by deadone
Super groups are curious creatures. Despite often having superb pedigrees, in many cases they fail to achieve that magical chemistry which might even turn 4 average musicians into something special. In fact too often it's some sort of generic mash up of the members' other project. And with members of Blind Guardian, Helloween and Tad Morose in the band, Serious Black's pedigree is quite illustrious. So the question arises: does Serious Black rise above its origins to create heavy metal that will stand on its own merit?


Amniac - Infinite
Review by tea[m]ster
It's not very often I re-visit an album that initially didn't click, even one that's been recently suggested by a friend. This is the case with Greek post-metal band Amniac and their debut release Infinite. Months ago I gave the album a pretty thorough listen and I can usually tell if I dig an album by one play through. Once in a great while, first impressions are hastily made and an album may grow stronger with each reacquaintance....


In Other Climes - Leftover
Review by Ilham
Beautiful albums make cute reviews.


Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Review by Apothecary
In the early 90s, a little band by the name of Katatonia put out an album called Dance Of December Souls, considered by many to have written the rulebook for blackened doom metal. Over 20 years later, Mourning Mist are saying screw it and throwing the rulebook out the window.


No Return - Fearless Walk To Rise
Review by Mattybu
Ah, the golden days of thrash. Back in the 80's, when the beer flowed like wine, and masterpieces of the genre instinctively flocked to the eardrums of listeners like the salmon of Capistrano. No Return is a French thrash band who got things going right as those glorious times were about to begin their hibernation...


Supported event

Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse: North American Winter Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
08 February 2015

Cannibal Corpse
Staff pick
Vise Versa - Living A Lie

The fact that Franky Costanza is the drummer should be enough to convince you to check this out. If that's not good enough then Jon Howard is also the vocalist. If neither of these 2 facts mean anything to you then you just must not know who those guys are.

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Barren Earth - Stream New Track, Reveal New Album Details 29.01

After joining Century Media Records, the Finns Barren Earth have now shared the first track from their new record. The progressive death metal outfit, now reinforced by Faroese native lead singer Jón Aldará, launched the title track of their upcoming third full-length. The album will be entitled On Lonely Towers and will be released on March 30th, 2015 in Europe and March 24th in North America. Enjoy the 11-minute song below and share your impressions of the music. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Periphery - New Video Online 29.01

After recently releasing their new double release Juggernaut: Alpha & Omega, Periphery celebrate it by premiering a music video for the song "Alpha". You can watch below the clip directed by Wes Richardson, who also collaborated with the band on the "Make Total Destroy" video on the previous album. (by Saeid)   Read more ››
Lycus - Ink Deal With Relapse Records, New Album In Fall 29.01

Funeral doom/death quartet Lycus has signed to Relapse Records. The band will now enter Atomic Garden Studios in Palo Alto, California this April to record their second full-length, to follow Tempest, and Relapse debut. The album should be released sometime next fall. You can start preparing for new material from the group. Are you excited about it? (by Cynic Metalhead)   Read more ››
A Year In Metal - 2014: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 16.01

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Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Bands 11.01

Dear winter in Colorado - you suck and will NOT be missed. The countdown to this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise is thankfully in full swing. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

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Symphony X - Paradise Lost (2007)

Five years my friends, we had to wait five really long years to have the luck to finally listen to the new Symphony X. The band promised something great and "heavy", I can tell you that they didn't lie to their fans because "Paradise Lost" is probably the heavier and darker album of the American combo but also one of their bests. It's good to see that SX is back and better than ever and after all even if it was long, we didn't wait for nothing. "Paradise Lost"... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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After the shooting of the video for "Wake Up Dead", the Megadeth fans had painted graffiti all over one of the planes (since the video was shot in an airport). When the authorities found out about this, Mustaine had to pay for the clean up.

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