Pyramaze - Disciples Of The Sun
Review by Susan
8.4
Many of you are already familiar with the awesome progressive power metal of Danish Pyramaze. Yet, others among you may only know them as the band that Matt Barlow joined after his post-Iced Earth absence from metal, only to leave after recording one album, re-join Iced Earth, then quit again. Nonetheless, Pyramaze was great before and they're still pretty damn great. This Disciples Of The Sun, seven years since their last record, is easily their best yet.

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Waltari - You Are Waltari
Review by jupitreas
 
When reviewing their previous album, I complained that Waltari is no longer as adventurous and crazy as they used to be in the past. Well, apparently they must have read my review since even they now concede that I am Waltari (yes - ME) and that I am the one who knows best what Waltari should sound like.

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Theories - Regression
Review by Ilham
8.2
There's nothing more satisfying than writing a rant review focusing on the lack of finesse and variety in a grindcore album, and finding another grind release that is so well written it just proves everything previously said to be true.

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Whyzdom - Symphony For A Hopeless God
Review by Ag Fox
8.1
A new symphonic metal album! Hooray! *waits for the audience to leave, apart from the remaining 5 fans of the genre in this site*

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Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
Review by Susan
9.0
Few since early Agalloch have written such a stunning soundtrack to your contemplation of the meaning of life, nature, and darkness. Atmospheric, folk-oriented black metal like this can be simultaneously beautiful and ominous. There are things on this earth that are very, very old. Beware, this music will lead you directly to a life of solitude in the forest, living the bare and contented life of the hermit, brought to dwell on the mountainside....

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Agnostic Front - The American Dream Died
Review by deadone
6.9
Agnostic Front are back and they're pissed. The American Dream Died and the New York hardcore crew are here to spread the word with a veritable kitchen sink of aggressive heavy music centred on hardcore traditions they helped pioneer over thirty years ago.

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Chaos Divine - Colliding Skies
Review by R'Vannith
7.5
The most absorbing aspect of Colliding Skies is that it's a densely textured record in view of its smooth and approachable sound. In instrumentation, every aspect sets a well defined and accessible trajectory in progressive metal. It is a melodic vehicle for expressive vocal arrangements which project an emphasis that readily uplift the listening experience. Above all else, Australia's Chaos Divine surely aim for consistency in this latest effort.

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Subversion - Animi
Review by R'Vannith
3.5
In execution, Animi is a style in disarray.

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Sorrows Path - Announce Addition Of Guitarist 31.03

Greek doomsters Sorrows Path have announced that they have replaced their guitarist Giannis Tziligkakis, who recently left the band, with George Vichos and will soon start working on the new album. You can see the band playing live on the next confirmed dates: 1st August 2015 Alternative Rock Festival (Atalanti, Lamia, Greece) and 30th January 2016 Mono Goes Metal Festival (Århus, Denmark). (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Byzantine - New Album Streaming In Full 31.03

Byzantine are about to release their new album and fifth of their career, To Release Is To Resolve, on April 7th. In anticipation of the release, the groove thrash metallers are currently streaming the entire offering online on SoundCloud. All you have to do is click play and enjoy. And if you like it, you can always get the album over here and support the band. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Sebastian Bach - Recruit Live Bassist 31.03

Sebastian Bach has recently announced the addition of Kevin Chown on bass guitar for the band! He joins guitarist/songwriter Devin Bronson along with long-standing drummer Bobby Jarzombek on the band's upcoming tour dates that begin on April 16th in San Juan Capistrano, California. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Possession - Share New Album Cover Artwork 30.03

Here come new details about the upcoming Possession release. After revealing the mini-album title and release date, the band is now unveiling the cover artwork (created by Thorncross) for 1585 - 1646, due to be released on June 5th via Iron Bonehead Productions/Invictus Productions. Do you like what you see? (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Draconian - Complete Mixing New Album 30.03

Draconian's vocalist Anders Jacobsson has posted an important update on his Facebook page today. The new album from the gothic doom band is now mixed! While A Rose For The Apocalypse was already released back in 2011, the band has a new singer, Heike Langhans, and the album recordings are finally completed. Also, Daniel Änghede of Crippled Black Phoenix did some guest vocals for this upcoming album. Now you just have to wait for the final product to arrive. More details will probably be revealed soon. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Getting Into: Manowar 29.03

The articles in this series begun by our own Baz Anderson are designed to give a brief overview of a band's entire discography, so as to provide a clear point of entry for the uninitiated. It offers a different approach from the typical review format, for the curious newcomer to a well-traveled band. Manowar Heavy/power metal USA Manowar helped kick off the American power metal scene back in the '80s with their self-referential bombast and overdriven melodic metal. While their fame stems as much from their seemingly-blissful goofiness (andů 'memorable' artwork) as from their... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
Doro & Archer - Bluebird Theater, Denver, CO USA - 11 Mar 2015 19.03

There are women in metal and then there is Doro! The fan crowned Metal Queen held the scepter high and proud the other day in Denver, CO and proved once again why she more than deserves this title. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
MS Awards 2014 - Staff Picks!! 17.03

Finally the end of the 2014 Metal Storm Awards! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Longing For Dawn - A Treacherous Ascension (2007)

"A Treacherous Ascension" is the second album of this combo from Canada. I hope that you like Doom, and really slow one because Longing For Dawn plays Funeral Doom, a really interesting music which is unfortunately not so easy of access for the basic listeners. However, the accessibility of this music is a matter of quality too, and here we have quality so if you're looking for a music extremely dark, sad and deep, but all in all well done, I will recommend to you to check this album... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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