Paradise Lost - The Plague Within
Review by Windrider
You know an album is good when you can experience a moment of „wow" in almost every song. You know an album is great when you experience this even after multiple listens. Paradise Lost managed to craft such an album (once again) and named it The Plague Within. You all know this band, they play in the highest league of doom and gothic metal and the only question remaining from year to year is if they can take the cake in their genre. In fact, they're like one of those big football (European here) teams where it's only about which of the first few places they will be in by the end of the season.


Ghost - Meliora
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Ghost sprang almost immediately from obscurity to a much more lucrative obscurity, now playfully shirking attention while glorying in the praises of the metal media. Well, by now we're onto them; we know their influences, we know their imagery, we know what they're all about, and maybe we aren't so hornswoggled by the spectacle anymore. How have they managed to build on their success?


Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster - Wires/Dream\Wires
Review by BitterCOld
Sometimes life is full of surprises. About a month ago, after a long three and a half year run, I deleted Tacoma Narrows Bridge Disaster's Exegesis off my space-deprived iPhone to make way for albums to be reviewed. Not one week passes when out of the blue Tom emails me and asks if I want to review their newest album. Needless to say I jumped at the chance. Wires/Dream\Wires see the band returning after three years off pretty much in...


Tristana - Virtual Crime
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
First off, this is not Tristania, the beloved Norwegian gothic band. It's also not Tristana, the 1970 Luis Buñuel film. I know, that's what I thought, too. This is Tristana, the reportedly reputable Slovakian hard rock/alternative metal band. Not to start this off on the wrong foot or anything, but I suspect that your time would be better spent pursuing one of the former two.


Maruta - Remain Dystopian
Review by Mr. Doctor
The reason I suck at reviewing albums isn't (only) because I'm goddamn lazy. It's because albums like Remain Dystopian leave me speechless.


Motörhead - Bad Magic
Review by D.T. Metal
Motörhead - no introduction needed. The band has been around longer than most people who will read this review have been alive. And with Bad Magic, the 22nd Long Player in their massive discography, they once again proved why they have been around for that long.


Amorphis - Under The Red Cloud
Review by Demonic Tutor
Amorphis is one of the sure values coming out of Finland. Everybody knows (or should know) their early history as a melodic death band. 1994's Tales From The Thousand Lakes remains to this day a classic album. These musicians have been together over 10 years with their current lineup. Emblematic singer Tomi Joutsen was the last piece of the puzzle that led them to a trailblazing second career that started in 2005 with the release of Eclipse....


Nile - What Should Not Be Unearthed
Review by Ilham
Oh poor Egypt, you used to shine so bright in the Arab world. Now even Nile cries for you. When they could have used a shoulder to cry on themselves after releasing At The Gate Of Sethu.


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Ahab - The Boats Of The Glen Carrig
Duh, doom.

Ahab are constantly evolving . Every album adds something new to their repertoire. In this (theoretically) confined genre Ahab always finds another way to surprise us, another direction towards which to push the genre. The Boats of the Glen Carrig might be the most brilliant facet of this gem that is Ahab.

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Riverside - New Video Launched 04.09

As you may have noticed, progressive metal innovators Riverside have just released their new album today worldwide. To celebrate the release of Love, Fear And The Time Machine, the Polish unit has also released a new promo video for the album's closing track "Found (The Unexpected Flaw Of Searching)", directed and produced by Tomasz Pulsakowski of Sightsphere who also created the three previously released trailers. Enjoy the video and the new album as well. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Temple Of Baal - Premiere Another New Song 04.09

If you want to hear more of Temple Of Baal's impending new release Mysterium, you're in luck. The band just shared another brand new track called "Hosanna". So, go ahead and enjoy the 8-minute track through the player available over here. It's just another taste of what you can expect come October 2nd when the group's own Agonia Records imprint releases it. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
Diablo - To Release New Album, Debut Video 04.09

Thrashers Diablo have just released a video for "Isolation". This brand new tune is taken from their upcoming new album Silvër Horizon that will be released on the 18th of September 2015 through Sakara Records. The Finnish metallers haven't released a new album in seven years (since Icaros). How are they sounding now? Check it out on the video below! (by DaMaGeR)   Read more ››
TesseracT - Debut Video For New Song 04.09

TesseracT are now showcasing the second track off of their new album. Ahead of the release of the brand new studio album Polaris, the progressive act is giving fans worldwide a chance to see their first video for the new 5-minute track "Survival". Feast your eyes and ears on the visuals and music below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Morbus Chron - Call It A Day 04.09

It's a sad day for fans of the Swedish progressive/death metal quartet Morbus Chron. The promising band has unfortunately called it a day and announced that they are breaking up, having only released two full-length albums until now. You might recall particularly Sweven, which was nominated for Best Death Metal Album on Metal Storm Awards 2014. However surprising it may be, the band members have decided to go their separate ways. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Progventure Part 10: Night Of The Prog X, Loreley, Germany, 17-19.07.2015 18.08

On the mesmerizing banks of the river Rhein, on the top of a huge rock called Loreley, Night of the Prog celebrated its 10th anniversary this year. For the first time it spanned three days over the weekend bringing listeners 21 bands in total. Too few, you say? Given only one stage, it's more like 21 individual full concerts in a row - a speciality of the event that is becoming a must-visit summer festival for anyone into prog. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 24.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Neck Of The Woods, Venom Prison, Shrine Of The Serpent, Concatenatus, Criminology & Geist. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Ilham, Abattoir, Mr. Doctor)   Read more ››
Hard Rock Laager 2015 - Vana-Vigala, Estonia, 03-04.07.2015 13.07

It's been so long since the last time I was at Hard Rock Laager. It's, to put it bluntly, quite embarrassing. When I looked it up, it turned out that I have skipped 6 editions. It's surprisingly 2 less than I initially thought, though. The reasons have varied from Hellfests to conflicting schedules, as well as the lack of interest for any particular line-up, and laziness. In those skipped editions I only really regret missing Trail Of Tears and I didn't intend to repeat this mistake with Threshold. And being there again, it felt like a homecoming. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Twisted Tower Dire - Netherworlds (2007)

When I first read that Twisted Tower Dire was a band of US Power Metal, I said to myself that it was probably something for me. I even read some really nice words about their previous album "Crest Of The Martyrs" (released in 2003) which was apparently a really good release of US Power so I was a bit excited to listen to their new album "Netherworlds". It was some bad hopes unfortunately, because I don't know what happened to the band lately but it seems that they're... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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