Fallujah - The Flesh Prevails
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.1
Fallujah have undergone quite the evolution since their debut EP. Beginning life as an out-and-out deathcore band with nothing more than inventive riffs and a few blackened passages to set them apart, they have introduced more progressive and atmospheric elements with each release. The Flesh Prevails marks a true change in Fallujah, from better-than-average players in a populous scene to innovators of a rising and complex one.

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Wolvhammer - Clawing Into Black Sun
Review by Apothecary
7.0
Here we go again with this blackened sludge thing. As any style evolves and gains more practitioners, it inevitably becomes more varied in its delivery, and Wolvhammer are standing as an example of this. Separating themselves from more filthy contemporaries such as Coffinworm and Dragged Into Sunlight, these Americans are a lot less harsh than some of their peers, a fact that, in regards to their latest album, can be both pleasing and displeasing.

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Siaskel - Jatenentolpen Thejin
Review by Mr. Doctor
7.2
Sometimes logistics can be both a bitch and a blessing. Siaskel was formed way back in 2003 and the recordings for their debut were already done by 2011, and now it has finally been released. Just in the same way, I've been listening to this black/death mix for quite a while already and only now do I feel compelled to write about them. Both waits seem to have given positive results.

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Overkill - White Devil Armory
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
Pyromania is a serious condition and suffice to say, Overkill know their way around a thrash flint. Within the modern state of the genre where there's smoke, there's a bunch of seniors laying waste to their youthful contemporaries with ridiculous ease and an undying delight for incineration. These veterans always go in blazing.

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Goatwhore - Constricting Rage Of The Merciless
Review by Doc Godin
 
Goatwhore is that scuzzy childhood friend. He's a little predictable, and sure, maybe he's the type of person who would put his own mother in a chokehold for a klondike bar, but he's dependable. In need of a thorough shower or not, he always knows how to show you a good time.

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Eluveitie - Origins
Review by Windrider
8.2
So here we are again, fellow folks. Eluveitie, kings of Celtic metal, are back with two new members and sixteen new songs. Hopefully no one expects something different than your usual folkish fiddle metal for this is exactly what you get here, once again. But seriously, those Swiss guys have always been great at what they do and especially after Ensiferum's last effort we all know that things can go wrong if you change too much. So now that we worked out our expectations, the rest is about distinguishing good and bad not-so-good songs while having a look at the overall sound on Origins.

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Taatsi - Amidst The Trees
Review by Apothecary
7.5
Atmospheric black metal has never seemed to be devoid of a diversity of sound, with even some of the most popular bands having a fair degree of distinction amongst themselves, and it can be interesting to see how each band formats their songwriting approach. Particularly, does the black metal take precedence, or do the atmospheric elements? In the case of Taatsi, it's fortunately a little of both.

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Judas Priest - Redeemer Of Souls
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.3
Quietly setting aside the musty orchestrations and unfamiliar, off-putting theatrics that suffocated Nostradamus, Judas Priest have once again decided to ditch all excessive trappings for a "good, old-fashioned" sort of album.

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Staff pick
Skyclad - Prince Of The Poverty Line
Skyclad at their best!

You know what? This album's twenty years old and it's still as relevant as it was when it first came out. So do yourself a favor and check it out - or spin it a few times again!

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Picked by: Darkside Momo
Thumbs up: R'Vannith, Mr. Doctor
 
Sick Of It All - Announce New Album 22.07

New York hardcore act Sick Of It All announce the release of their upcoming new album, The Last Act Of Defiance, to be released on following dates: September 29th, 2014 in Europe, Australia/NZ and September 30th, 2014 in North America. The Last Act Of Defiance was produced by long time friend and producer Tue Madsen who recorded the album at Nova Studio in Staten Island, NY while mixing it in his own Antfarm Studio in Denmark. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Godsmack - New Song Streaming Online 21.07

Four years after their latest album, Godsmack are back with a new one this year called 1000hp. The Americans debuted today the tune "Generation Day" and it is now available on the clip below. The album is set to be released in the US on August 5th via Republic Records and Europe/UK on September 1st via Spinefarm Records. Listen to the new song below and also check out the album details. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Sólstafir - Streaming New Song 21.07

Here you have more new music from Sólstafir. It took them three years to prepare the new album Ótta but they have been sharing many new tracks before its release. The band is sharing now a song called "Dagmál," the final preview of the album. Stop what you are doing, take your time to listen to "Dagmál" and give us your impressions of the track. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Deadlock - New Video Online 21.07

With their new release The Re-Arrival on the horizon, Deadlock just premiered a brand new video. It is for the single "Renegade" and was directed and edited by Mirko Witzk. Watch it now here! As for The Re-Arrival, it drops on August 15th (Germany, Austria, Switzerland), August 18th (rest of Europe), August 19th (North America) via Lifeforce Records. Originally, "Renegade" appeared on their 2011 album Bizarro World. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Redemption - To Release Live CD/DVD 21.07

While fans of the progressive metallers Redemption are probably eager to get some news on the follow-up to This Mortal Coil, the Los Angeles band just announced a new live release. Laser's Edge division, Sensory Records, will release Live From The Pit on September 16th, 2014. See the tracklist and the cover below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Hellfest 2014 - A report! 20.07

So, you wanna know how Hellfest 2014 was (apart of awesome, that is)? (by Darkside Momo, wrathchild, Nefarious)   Read more ››
 
Agalloch - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, USA - 8 Jul 2014 13.07

I was out of town two years ago when Agalloch played in Denver the last time, so when I first saw that they were scheduled to play at the Gothic Theatre in Englewood, CO (a suburb of Denver) I was actually rather surprised. Are they really that big? Would the thousand plus capacity venue be largely empty? (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Iced Earth, Sabaton, ReVamp - Summit Music Hall, Denver, USA - 14 May 2014 13.06

Iced Earth, Sabaton and ReVamp; what an amazing tour package. Right? The fans in and around Denver, CO thought so as well and came out in droves to see and support the bands. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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To-Mera - Delusions (2008)

I've been glad to follow To-Mera's evolution quite from the beginning and "Delusions" is a second treat that they release upon the world of expectant listeners. To-Mera gained popularity with their début - an album that was stirring the scene even before it was released. This new piece is no less anticipated. Read on, if you want to know more. What To-Mera delivers is not something easily digested. If you don't know what challenge is, here's a thought - To-Mera... (by Ivor)   Read more ››

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