Helevorn - Compassion Forlorn
Review by dismaleuphony
9.1
Four years later, Helevorn finally return to grace us with their newest offering, Compassion Forlorn, an album that bleeds brooding emotion from the innermost parts of the heart. It takes us deeper into internal turmoil than even their previous effort did, yet with a warmth as strong as a blazing red sunrise that shines through a window into the eyes of a man on his knees at the moment he begs to be taken away. While the production on Forthcoming...

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Ordinance (FIN) - Relinquishment
Review by Doc Godin
8.5
"Batshit insanity." No year in metal is complete without at least one album that can justify that description in one way or another. While maybe not as great as say, Smohalla's Resilience or Lurk's self-titled debut when it comes to lunacy, Ordinance really deserve a few points for coming pretty damn close.

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Amaranthe - Massive Addictive
Review by Ivor
 
Having shelved the release of the biography box it seems that Amaranthe have decided to ride the creative wave instead, leaving them less than two years between studio albums. The question is not so much whether this album sounds distinctively Amaranthe or not; it unmistakeably does. The real question is whether the band can hold their promise of stepping away from the path of non-evolution by being both bold and fresh.

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Viathyn - Cynosure
Review by Doc Godin
8.4
In the album reviewin' game, it's pretty common to review a solid band on their debut, only to see them disappear into the night. I guess that's reflective of the music business in general; maintaining a working band is difficult. It's like a five-way marriage...except with musicians, so your spouses are twice as moody and thrice as entitled. But I digress, the point I'm getting at is it's nice to see a band hold it together and return after four years making solid steps forward with their follow-up. Welcome back, Viathyn.

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Threshold - For The Journey
Review by Introspekrieg
 
"Did you find what you're looking for?"

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Alunah - Awakening The Forest
Review by R'Vannith
7.5
Alunah have run the gamut of stoner doom metal across their studio recordings. Or perhaps lumber the gamut is a more appropriate way to put it, and their third album finds them at their most unbowed and traditionally doom delivering. To a style such as theirs the concept of "new" seems disingenuous as their identity here depends on a personalised refurbishment of sounds old and slow. Vocally heralding such devotion, the first four lyrical utterances of the record determine the band's most distinguishing feature; "There was a lady."

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Sunn O))) - Soused [Collaboration]
Review by Apothecary
 
So Sunn O))) seem to have been taking a liking to collaborations as of late. This in itself is not a bad thing, as Greg Anderson and Stephen O'Malley have already proven themselves as versatile musicians capable of adapting their sound on multiple occasions. This time around, however, the duo chose to work with Avantgarde musician Scott Walker, the results of which were unfortunately a bit like mixing oil with water.

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Exodus - Blood In, Blood Out
Review by tea[m]ster
7.9
Who exactly are the "Big 4" of thrash metal is a highly debated topic among metal music veterans for what seems now all of eternity. Everyone can agree with Metallica, Megadeth and Slayer but the fourth band gets a bit tricky depending on who you ask.

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Supported event

Suicide Silence & The Black Dahlia Murder: Co-Headlining US Tour 2014

USA, Denver, CO (The Summit Music Hall)
30 October 2014

Suicide Silence
The Black Dahlia Murder
Chelsea Grin
Alterbeast
 
Moonspell - Share New Album Title 02.10

Slowly but surely, Moonspell reveal more about their new album. Currently in the recording process for the follow-up to Alpha Noir / Omega White, the Portuguese band reveals that the new opus will be called Extinct. The band promises to release a documentary about the making of the album and its concept. For now, you can take a look at some of the photos from the recording sessions. The record is set to be released on March 15th via Napalm Records. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Exodus - Release New Album Previews 02.10

Exodus have released an 8-minute preview of their new album Blood In, Blood Out. After sharing two songs off the album, namely "Salt The Wound" and the title track, now you get to listen to teaser clips from each track on the upcoming album that sees the return of vocalist Steve "Zetro" Souza. Tell us if you like what you hear. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Within Temptation - New DVD/Blu-Ray On The Way 02.10

Currently on tour in North America, Dutch symphonic band Within Temptation are releasing a new live DVD/Blu-ray/2CD. Let Us Burn - Elements & Hydra Live In Concert is set for release on November 14th and features two of Within Temptation's most talked about arena shows ever. The two dates are 2012's 15th birthday Elements concert and the final night of the Hydra European arena tour at Amsterdam's Heineken Music Hall in May 2014. These two performances showcase every nuance of their reputation plus stunning imagery and special FX, including giant fire-breathing dragons. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Avatarium - New EP Teaser Released 02.10

As previously reported, Avatarium are releasing a new EP called All I Want soon and the first sounds are now available! The doom metallers have put up the official teaser for the EP, giving you a first hint on what to expect. Check out the clip here below. Are you excited about this release? (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Gwydion - Going On Indefinite Hiatus 02.10

It's a sad day for Gwydion fans. The Portuguese folk metallers have decided to "take an indefinite leave of absence." Their last album Veteran, which was nominated for Best Folk / Pagan / Viking Metal Album on Metal Storm Awards 2013, could well be their swansong. The band started back in 1995 and released three albums in total. They could disband in the future but for now, it's just a break. (by Dominus)   Read more ››
 
Arsis, Exmortus - Moon Room, Denver, USA - 23 Sep 2014 27.09

I haven't been to a show in what felt like forever, and going to the much smaller Moon Room (which is just the bar area of the Summit Music Hall) seemed a nice way to ease myself back into the swing of things. Ease yah right. My ass got kicked that night; my 'musical ass' that is. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #3 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 19.09

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Raum Kingdom, Kali, Torrid Husk, Fever Sea, Myopic and Wild Throne. (by Nefarious, Troy Killjoy, Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Progventure Part 9: Green Carnation - Another Night Under The Dam, Åseral, Norway, 31.07.2014 01.09

It seems that my Progventure prog searching trips are not only a convenient excuse to travel new places, or more often the only way of seeing bands I like I wouldn't otherwise get to see, but in some cases they are turning out to be events of a fairly unique kind. Another Night Under the Dam - the Green Carnation reunion show at the Åseral dam number 3 in Norway was unique in more ways than one. And it most definitely was special. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
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Kalidia - Lies' Device (2014)

Hailing from Italy, where a long tradition of power metal bands creates stiff competition for newcomers, Kalidia introduce themselves with a rough yet respectable debut. (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››

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The song Godiva from the 2013 album Veto is about a 11th-century Anglo-Saxon noblewoman called Lady Godiva who, according to a legend dating back at least to the 13th century, rode naked through the streets of Coventry in order to gain a remission of the oppressive taxation imposed by her husband on his tenants.

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