36 Crazyfists - Time And Trauma
Review by Ilham
5.6
What makes a really good metalcore album?

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Abscession - Grave Offerings
Review by Windrider
7.7
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.

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Shepherd - Stereolithic Riffalocalypse
Review by Mr. Doctor
 
- Hey sup, duuuude!

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Serious Black - As Daylight Breaks
Review by deadone
7.5
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?

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Amniac - Infinite
Review by tea[m]ster
6.9
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....

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In Other Climes - Leftover
Review by Ilham
6.8
Beautiful albums make cute reviews.

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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.

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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...

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Supported event

Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse: North American Winter Tour 2015

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

Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Aeon
Tribulation
Staff pick
Beardfish - +4626-COMFORTZONE
Prog

Beardfish excel with their new album. It is an exercise in rhythms but it's also so much more. It will take you places because it's a bloody fantastic prog album. It is truly exciting music.

Listen in full here.

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Voting on our 10th Anniversary Awards has closed and we would like to thank everyone who participated. It surely was a trip down memory lane for some and equally interesting to see which band won their respective category over the last 10 years. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Melechesh - Streaming New Song Feat. Max Cavalera 30.01

Today you can listen to another new song from Israel's Melechesh from Enki, that's their new album. You can enjoy the new track on the official lyric video for the song "Lost Tribes" featuring none other than Max Cavalera (Soulfly, Killer Be Killed) on guest vocals. Turn up the volume and listen to the track here! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Korpiklaani - Announce New Album 30.01

Folk metal superstars Korpiklaani have just announced that they have inked a new deal with Nuclear Blast for the release of their upcoming new album entitled Noita, which is set for a release in May 2015. The follow-up to Manala has been recorded at Petrax Studio with Aksu Hanttu handling production, recording and mixing again. It will also be the first album to feature new accordion player Sami Perttula, who has been playing a very active role in the folk arrangements along with fiddler Tuomas Rounakari. However, you will still have to wait a little more to listen to it. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Wintersun - Drummer Timo Häkkinen To Fill In For Kai Hahto 30.01

In March, the Finns Wintersun will co-headline Paganfest 2015 with Turisas. However, the drummer Kai Hahto will not be joining the band on their upcoming shows due to his gig with Nightwish. Timo Häkkinen (Sotajumala) will fill in for him during that time. The band still plans to do the crowdfunding campaign but that will take time to plan. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
The Agonist - Debut Another New Video 30.01

"My Witness, Your Victim" is the second new video revealed by the Montreal melodic death metallers The Agonist off their new album Eye Of Providence. After showcasing the album opener "Gates Of Horn And Ivory", the band now fronted by Vicky Psarakis reveals yet another taste of new material. Are you pleased with this song? (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
A Year In Metal - 2014: Highlights Through The Eyes Of The MS Staff, Elites & Official Contributors 16.01

Compare our (Staff, Elites, and Official Contributors) highlights to your lists and have fun voting on the upcoming Metal Storm Awards. The folks at the 'Tower' \m/ (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
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

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Church Of Misery - Houses Of The Unholy (2009)

April 1989, Matamoros, Mexico. Police found thirteen mutilated bodies just miles from the Texas border. One of the victims is American college student Mark Kilroy, his brain has been removed, his legs cut off. Other victims are identified. Each body shows signs of torture, many have been decapitated. Nearby police uncover a shed with remnants of black magic and ... inside Mark Kilroy's brain is found ... the owner of the shed is cult-leader Adolfo Constanzo... drug-lord who practices human sacrifice...... (by Lucas)   Read more ››

Reviewer: 8.0      Users: 8 | 27 votes
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Sturmgeist

The band made headlines due to YouTube user Sturmgeist89 (Pekka-Eric Auvinen) - who was responsible for school shootings - bearing the same name as the band. Tabloids tried connecting the shootings to Auvinen's screen name and the band's music. Sturmgiest front man Cornelius Jakhelln later composed "Sturmgeist_89" on the 2009 album Manifesto Futurista, with the chorus: "Sturmgeist_89 why did you do it?"

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