Soen - Tellurian
Review by R'Vannith
9.0
It's a shame what Tool have become; a band no longer able to fulfil a promise. Taking up the reigns are Soen, who are certain to fulfil their own promises when Cognitive comes to Tellurian.

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Occultation - Silence In The Ancestral House
Review by R'Vannith
7.0
Occultation's doom metal eludes expectations. Contained in Silence In The Ancestral House, the occult receives an unusually mixed meaning.

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Moanaa - Descent
Review by tea[m]ster
8.7
Right under our noses there is a post-metal revolution happening in the eastern European countries. It seems Greece, Russia, Ukraine and Poland have joined the party late and fallen in love with this genre, because now, more than ever, most of my highly rated post-metal albums have come from those places. Adding to this trend are Poland's Moanaa and their debut LP Descent. Using a "typical" post-metal format, Descent isn't musically ground breaking but a laudable example of what fans of this scene should want and expect.

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Young And In The Way - When Life Comes To Death
Review by Ilham
7.3
"Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" asks Lana Del Rey. Will you still love Young And In The Way when they're no longer young and hardcore? I ask you.

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Monster Magnet - Milking The Stars: A Reimagining Of Last Patrol
Review by Apothecary
8.0
What is a "reimagining," exactly? In the case of Monster Magnet, it means just what it seems to be implying: a reinterpretation of a previous work, taking a fresh lens of perspective to it and going all out from there. Thus, Milking The Stars is not a new album, at least not as we would typically understand the term. But in many ways it might as well be.

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Anguish - Mountain
Review by R'Vannith
7.4
Further brandishing of the severed fox head signals two things for traditionally epic doom: more Anguish and fewer afforded comforts. Between you and the end is a Mountain of unembellished metal as bitter and unrelenting as the winter wind. Archaic style is delivered here without penitence.

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Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
Review by deadone
7.4
Too often modern death metal bands seem content to imitate genre originators ala Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse or Deicide. Hence, it is refreshing to hear a band that plays traditional death metal and somehow manages to come across as reasonably unique. And, with Obsolescence, Abysmal Dawn do just that.

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Vermin Womb - Permanence [EP]
Review by Ilham
8.2
Call me lazy, call me uncreative, but I am going to spare you the usual accumulation of cute little metaphors that are supposed to convey the brutal nature of the piece of music being reviewed. I'm not going to tell you to imagine how this or that feels, nor compare it to large objects entering the orifices you were or were not born with. I'll be just as straightforward as Permanence is.

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Supported event

Gwar: Eternal North American Tour 2014

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom)
05 November 2014

Gwar
Decapitated
American Sharks
Staff pick
Nero Di Marte - Derivae
meloproggy post-death (and stuff)

Ever wondered how Ulcerate would sound if they were less extreme and more progressive? That's Nero Di Marte for you: a melodic take on the post-death sound, less suffocating but maybe more disquieting.



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Picked by: Darkside Momo
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Bloodbath - Streaming New Album Title Track 31.10

Who wants to hear another new Bloodbath track? You got it. The Swedish death metallers just launched the title track from the band's upcoming fourth album Grand Morbid Funeral, their first in six years and with new vocalist Nick Holmes. This is already the third song the band shares from the new release. Enjoy the new song here. Are you pleased with it? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Aborted - Debut 'Cenobites' Video 31.10

It's Halloween, so it seems fitting that Aborted release a new video today. You might recognize the song from the brutal death metallers' newest album, The Necrotic Manifesto, released this year. You can enjoy the sinister video for the tune "Cenobites" below. Happy Halloween! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Steven Wilson - Releases Collaboration Song With Mariusz Duda In Honor Of Late Fan 31.10

Here is a nice gesture. Steven Wilson and friend Mariusz Duda (Riverside, Lunatic Soul) have teamed up to record a song together, and for a very special reason. Alec Wildey, a fan and member of the Porcupine Tree and Steven Wilson street teams, has passed away after battling a cancer of the lymphatic system and liver cancer at the age of just 26. With a short time left, Alec emailed Steven Wilson to ask if it was possible that his two favourite musicians could set one of his poems, "The Old Peace" to music. To honor him, the song "The Old Peace" with Alec's lyrics is now... (by Ruin)   Read more ››
 
Antropomorphia - New Video Released 31.10

Dutch death metallers Antropomorphia have recently released a new album entitled Rites Ov Perversion a month ago. In order to promote their newest record, they now revealed a new video for the track "Nekrovaginal Secretions". The video was directed by S. Roth and you can view the censored version of the video below, or, if you want to see the band being faithful to the song title, the uncensored version is available on their website. (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
Pain Of Salvation - Release New Video 31.10

Pain Of Salvation have launched a new video. The atmospheric video clip was directed by Stefan Daniels for the brilliant song "1979". The track first appeared on the Swedish proggers' album Road Salt Two (2011) and is also taken from the upcoming acoustic album Falling Home. Don't forget to watch the new video here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Deicide, Septicflesh & Others - Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO USA - 19 Oct 2014 30.10

Another day, another show. But with bands such as Septicflesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn and Carach Angren in tow, Deicide proved once again that they are still a force to reckon with. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amorphis - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia, 09.10.2014 25.10

Amorphis seem to swing by Estonia regularly enough in recent times that I'm slowly starting to lose count of how many times I've seen them play. With a little jog down memory lane, I've come to the conclusion that this concert was the 5th for me, and my 4th in Estonia. However, since Amorphis have put on a good show every time so far, I saw no real reason to skip. If nothing else, it would've made for a fine evening out, despite the lecture at 8 the following morning. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
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The Amenta - n0n (2008)

Take the brutality of death metal, the sick deconstruction of morality prevalent in black metal and throw it into an industrial framework - what you get is The Amenta and their new album nOn is some of the most deliberately raucous, chaotic and corrosive music that I have had the pleasure of enduring. Listening to this band is like putting your head right against the tracks and taking in the racket as a bullet train passes by. Bile, Skrew, Zyklon and in particular Red Harvest are probably the key... (by jupitreas)   Read more ››

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Valkyrja

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