Feed Her To The Sharks - Fortitude
Review by Susan
7.4
Feed Her To The Sharks's Fortitude is a solid metalcore record from a band bringing renewed passion to the genre. While the songs follow a simple formula, the band's driving rhythms and unstoppable energy set it apart. The aggression is impeccable and the melody is heartbreaking.

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Burweed - Hide
Review by R'Vannith
7.3
Hide is initially reticent about its atmospheric sludge, and only toward its end will its basis become apparent.

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An Autumn For Crippled Children - The Long Goodbye
Review by tea[m]ster
8.7
Guess which made up metal genre term I'm not going to mention once?

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Halshug - Blodets Bånd
Review by Ilham
8.2
The person who tells me what is happening in this picture will be rewarded 20 euros. I'm serious.

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Scanner - The Judgement
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.1
It's not every day that an ancient German speed metal band returns from the dead. Guitarist Axel "A.J." Julius has brought Scanner back into the studio after a lengthy period of inactivity for The Judgement, their first album in 13 years - the first since 2002's relatively unusual Scantropolis. 13 years is a long time - since then, I've learned how to drive, tie my shoes, and… well, that's about it. But what have Scanner learned?

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Melechesh - Enki
Review by Apothecary
8.0
Hails unto Enki, he whose home is water. Patron of Eridu, creator and mischief-maker. Blesser of the holy Melechesh.

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Elder - Lore
Review by R'Vannith
8.7
If Elder have a lesson for their listeners in Lore, it's to keep on moving. There isn't anything profound in this, they'll just never stop for long and lay a riff to rest in a stagnant position, leaving it idle to overstay its welcome. Ineffectual repetition is skilfully bypassed, and, consequently, their third full-length effort features five elongated tracks with a high level of stoner metal detail and continuity.

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Finsterforst - Mach Dich Frei
Review by Windrider
8.1
It seems common now that the pagan genre directs its view onto modern themes and problems. The most popular examples include Varg or Equilibrium. And while mentioning those two, it's most convenient to change topic to the new Finsterforst album, which is best described by a mixture of the aforementioned bands. Mach Dich Frei is the fourth studio album of the neo-pagan warriors from the black forest, after which the band is named. And indeed, it is a worthy one.

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Staff pick
Death Karma - The History Of Death & Burial Rituals Part I
Transcendental black/death

Infernal Vlad seems to like death. A lot. Death Karma is a new band that sees the Cult Of Fire front man teaming up with the band's drummer for a musical spectacle that can only be described as stunning. Black and death metal combine seamlessly, in a way that is both thundering and bang-able, but also eerily hypnotic and surprisingly catchy with its sense of groove and enhancement from Vlad's distinct sense of melody. If these guys needed any further proof that they're incredibly skilled composers, this is it. Early AOTY contender.

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Minsk - Unveil New Song 26.02

Minsk fans had to wait six years for another new album from the band. Set to drop via Relapse Records this spring, the post-metal band's new musical offering is called The Crash & The Draw and today you get to hear a piece from it. The song "To The Garish Remembrance Of Failure" is available for your listening pleasure below. Satisfy your curiosity now and beware the heaviness! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Arcturus - Join Prophecy Productions, New Album Detailed 26.02

Hold on to your hat because Arcturus just announced their new album! Yes, ten years after the release of Sideshow Symphonies, they are releasing Arcturian on May 8th. Prophecy Productions feel honoured and are excited to welcome Arcturus to its artist roster as well. This also means that the new album details are out in the open. Feast your eyes on it below. It is finally happening folks! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Kontinuum - Share New Album Cover And Release Date 26.02

After streaming a new song, progressive metal outfit Kontinuum are slowly starting to reveal more about their new album. Now we know that the follow-up to Earth Blood Magic is coming out on April 20th via Candlelight Records and will be called Kyrr. Apart from that, you can also take a look at the album cover and tracklist below. What do you think about it? (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
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If you want to enjoy some more material from Enslaved's new album In Times, stop what you are doing! The Norwegians just premiered the new track, or at least part of it, "One Thousand Years Of Rain", and you can stream it right here right now. The song is available through the lyric video below. With their new album to be released less than two weeks from now, does this song make you want to hear more? Share your impressions. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Helloween - New Album First Details Unveiled 26.02

Today is a big day for German power metal legends Helloween as they have revealed the first details about their new album. With the release of their 15th studio album due on May 29th, the pumpkin heads release My God-Given Right 30 years after their first self-titled EP. Check out the snowy cover artwork below! How excited are you for the follow-up to Straight Out Of Hell? (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - Tapper, Tallinn, Estonia, 10.02.2015 21.02

I am usually genuinely surprised when some bands come to revisit my little country in a fairly short while, say a couple of years. For them to be back in just half a year is a pretty significant achievement, especially for something as popular as Amaranthe. Well, the new album has been released between then and now, and maybe not everybody could make it to the show in Haapsalu. Given the warm reception there, it is fairly logical for the band to take to the stage here in such a short while. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
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After a quick cat-nap it was time again to get the show on the road - Day Two of 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 full steam ahead. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Cannibal Corpse + Behemoth + Aeon - The Fillmore, San Francisco, USA - 8 February 2015 17.02

Back at The Fillmore - this time 8bitglitch and I were hunkered down for some death metal. Cannibal Corpse and Behemoth play with Aeon and Tribulation. I haven't had the occasion to see many bands more than once so two repeats tonight was a real treat, having seen Aeon and Cannibal Corpse at Summer Slaughters 2013 and 2012, respectively. The strange doppelganger of my ex was in the crowd as usual, so we were ready to begin! (by Susan, 8bitglitch)   Read more ››
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Blood Stain Child - Mozaíq (2007)

If the guys of Blood Stain Child will have to seriously think to buy a new look (sorry guys but I hate your "emo" style which is definitely not appropriate to your music and will unfortunately repulse a lot of MetalHeads, especially in Europe…) they don't have to work on their music now! The last album (like their first ones) was a simple clone of Children Of Bodom with some touches a la In Flames but damn "Mozaiq" is really surprising, a lot more mature and original. You... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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