Ethereal Shroud - They Became The Falling Ash
Review by BitterCOld
8.0
I like walking around my new home of Asuncion at night. After dark the city takes on a different feel. Opting to meander in new directions through new barrios is very intriguing and, at times, tinged with a little danger. I think with They Became The Falling Ash I've found the soundtrack to my next few explorations.

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Leviathan - Scar Sighted
Review by Apothecary
9.0
Any devout follower of black metal should know the name of Leviathan, a project that has helped to give America a significant presence in the genre's international scene time and time again. After a four year absence, and dealing with a few of life's many curveballs, Jeff Whitehead is back on the music scene, assaulting our eardrums with a new album from his twisted offspring. Beware: things are about to get ominous, and there's no playing it safe here.

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Muck - Your Joyous Future
Review by Ilham
7.6
Nothing generic can come out of a country that produced Björk.

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Enslaved - In Times
Review by Apothecary
7.8
Let no one ever have to question the consistency of the Norsemen in Enslaved. From the icy black metal of their debut, right down to the more complex nature of their recent material, the band have garnered a well deserved reputation as mature and innovative songwriters. 2015's In Times is a slightly more accessible mark in their discography, one that, while good, also feels as though it could have gone a little bit deeper.

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Dysrider - Bury The Omen
Review by Susan
6.0
Formerly known as Trophallaxy, these Swiss players changed their name for the new record. Bury The Omen features symphonic metal, yes, but also a large death and melodeath quotient. It's really an interesting combo because sometimes one style is more clear and other times it's bundled into this sticky ball of genres-be-damned goo. Quite cool.

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Satan's Host - Pre-Dating God Part 1
Review by Doc Godin
6.0
Satan's Host - hosting a bunch of cool sounds with little clue how to arrange them.

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Lords Of The Trident - Frostburn
Review by Susan
 
Lords Of The Trident are doing for heavy metal what Gloryhammer do for power metal: play cheesy music in costumes with axes and make it completely serious and awesome.

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Staff pick
A Forest Of Stars - Beware The Sword You Cannot See
Gentlemen music!

The gentlemen's club of A Forest Of Stars came again from the 1890's to bring us their fourth album of their unique take on atmospheric black metal.

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Metal Storm Awards - Voting Closed 01.03

Last year we celebrated the 10th edition of the Metal Storm Awards, and earlier this year we observed the Awards' 10th anniversary with its own special competition. Now, finally, the 2014 Awards have come to a close. Countless bands and users alike have come and gone in those years, but the spirit of the Awards has remained the same; as we like to say, it's not about who wins and loses, but about discovering new bands. While this year's Awards had a smaller voter turnout than the previous couple, 2014 still had its fair share of friendly competition. (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››
 
Royal Thunder - Share New Song 06.03

Royal Thunder is sharing new music today. The Atlanta metallers are about to release their new album Crooked Doors next month and to whet your appetite, they have revealed another new song called "Time Machine," the album opener. You can enjoy the 7-minute track over here right this minute. Very melodic, the song gives plenty of room for MLny Parsonz's voice to shine. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Insomnium - Announce North American Tour 06.03

Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium, winners of Best Melodeath / Extreme Power / Gothenburg Metal Album on Metal Storm Awards 2014 with Shadows Of The Dying Sun, have announced a tour with their country mates Omnium Gatherum. This is Insomnium's first ever USA headlining tour, as well as the second tour announced with Omnium Gatherum. (by MetalDoomMaster)   Read more ››
 
Thulcandra - New Music Video Online 06.03

German melodic black/death metallers Thulcandra, featuring Obscura's mastermind Steffen Kummerer, are pleased to present a brand new music video for the track "The Second Fall". The song appears on the band's latest offering Ascension Lost, which was issued back in January, 2015 via Napalm Records. Feel free to check out the video clip through the player down below. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Blindead - Vocalist Leaves The Band 06.03

Polish post-metallers Blindead are facing a tough time. Vocalist Patryk Zwoliński announced it himself, over the band's Facebook page, that he is no longer part of the group after 12 years. Being in the band since the very beginning, Patryk participated on all four studio albums: Devouring Weakness (2006), Autoscopia/Murder In Phazes (2008), Affliction XXIX II MXMVI (2010) and Absence (2013). (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Sólstafir - The Schizophreniac's Diary & The Black Sands of Iceland 06.03

Entry #53. These strange men came to visit us yesterday. They didn't look like they were doctors because they dressed funny and they sometimes spoke in a weird language. They asked if anyone had been to Iceland. I was mildly surprised that quite a few in our ward stated for a fact that they had. The men said: "there's nothing interesting in Iceland. Don't go there. Just empty land, volcanoes and black sands." When they left the world dimmed and colours faded. I don't trust them. I don't trust anyone much any more. (by Ivor, Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 5 Issue #1 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 03.03

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 Liverkick, Astral Blood, Every Hour Kills, Dö, Lo!, & Tellus Effluentia. (by Nefarious, Ilham, Susan, BloodTears)   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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Usnea - Random Cosmic Violence (2014)

With 21 categories and 10 nominees per category for our annual Metal Storm Awards, it's inevitable that some albums are going to go unnoticed. One that may have missed your glance in this past edition was Usnea's self titled debut, a powerhouse of pounding doom, a dynamic black metal touch, and ensnaring atmosphere. Not even two years later, these Americans are back at it yet again, looking to solidify and expand upon their sound, an effort at which they certainly succeed with Random Cosmic Violence. (by Apothecary)   Read more ››

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