Trudger - Dormiveglia
Review by R'Vannith
8.2
Trudger; a name on its way to prominence in the sludge scene. This British band presents a new be-all and end-all for sludge metal, which is to progressively crush the listener into a fine paste with their hardcore assault and use said paste to paint a vision all their own. Trudger are artistes from the school of "hit 'em hard," closely affiliated with the school of "hit 'em where it hurts." Their creative debut, Dormiveglia demonstrates all that is fresh in the genre of sludge.

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Origin - Omnipresent
Review by Mattybu
 
Anyone play soccer or some other sport as a kid? Remember when the team went to the pizza restaurant after the game, and when the kiddies got bored they sat there and poured anything they could find on the table into one horrifying concoction? The salt, the pepper, the ice cream, maybe spit in the drink a bit for good measure.

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Funerary - Starless Aeon
Review by Doc Godin
 
How the hell do you judge an album like this? It's so good, yet simultaneously flat and deflated. Welcome to Starless Aeon... an album of amazing atmosphere built through cavernous production, yet somehow is just irritatingly substance-less.

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House Of Lords - Precious Metal
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
4.4
House Of Lords never really made it out of the '80s. While we all wish that we could say the same of certain bands, House Of Lords are not so much experiencing a perennial case of the glory days as spinning their wheels in a creative wasteland.

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Thine - The Dead City Blueprint
Review by BitterCOld
7.2
Disclaimer: This isn't metal. If you are a metal and only metal kinda person, best be off with you. Hailing from Peaceville, home to early/mid 90's corpsepainted Norwegians howling their hatred of Zarquon and disgust for society because their mum and dad didn't buy them a pony for their 6th birthday, we have Thine, who sound exactly nothing like most of the PV roster you might be familiar with on this site. Thine play atmospheric...

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Martyrdöd - Elddop
Review by wormdrink414
8.0
Were you to isolate most of the riffs on Elddop, crust probably wouldn't be the first thing that'd come to mind; the technical, dissonant riffing here floats and coils about, practically glittering half the time. It's flashy, often unstable-sounding stuff.

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Ocean Districts - Expeditions
Review by Mindheist
 
There I stood still amidst a dull, soundless, oppressively scorching night of July, steadily gazing at a horde of howling demons hanging low in the heavens and dancing to barren dirges of insufferable gloom and hollow emptiness. A quaint, rugged sound strangely resembling serenity post-mortem, oddly redolent of the reveller's trance upon opium, shifted, touch by touch, onto unceasing waves of progressive drone, sludge and post-rock madness. A mark, though unique, had reeked up from the summoned souls of three different shadows - God Is An Astronaut, Pelican and Russian Circles.

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Bölzer - Soma [EP]
Review by Mr. Doctor
9.0
There's no denying. The underground has been taken by storm. Bölzer has so far released material that barely scratches an hour in total, yet they have been recognized by almost everyone as a force to be reckoned with. How are they able to create so much with so little?

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Entombed A.D. - Back To The Front
Death N Roll

Hey! These guys sound a lot like Entombed!

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Picked by: Doc Godin
Thumbs up: Daniell, Darkside Momo
 
Slipknot - New Song Streaming Online 01.08

Slipknot's latest album All Hope Is Gone came out six years ago. Naturally, fans are curious about the new material the band has been teasing. The Iowa metallers give us now a chance to listen to a brand new track today called "The Negative One". All you have to do is go to the band's official website to stream the song while you can. After listening to the song, you have to register to listen to it again. It's the small price you pay. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Opeth - Streaming Another New Song 01.08

Opeth are about to release Pale Communion, their 11th album. With a release date set for August 26th via Roadrunner Records, the band has already revealed the first single "Cusp Of Eternity" before. Today you can check out Opeth's new song "Eternal Rains Will Come". What is your verdict? Do you like this one? Let us know. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Lunatic Soul - New Album Detailed 01.08

Get ready for the next Lunatic Soul album! We already know the title and the cover of the new album has also been revealed. Lunatic Soul is the solo project of Mariusz Duda, the lead singer of Riverside. The new release will be called Walking On A Flashlight Beam and will comprise almost 64 minutes of brand new music. Feast your eyes on the cover below and get in the mood with the album teaser. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Wintersun - Issue Update Regarding Crowdfunding, 'Time II' (Update) 01.08

It seems like Wintersun's mastermind Jari Mäenpää still has a lot to say about Time II after a recent update where he discussed the reasons for the delay of the album. This time, he talked about why he doesn't take the road of crowdfunding and didn't have a lot of nice things to say about the band's label, Nuclear Blast Records. (by LeChron James)   Read more ››
 
Casualties Of Cool - Second Video Released 01.08

After sharing a video for the track "Mountaintop" previously, now Devin Townsend reveals the second video off the project Casualties Of Cool. The sublime video is for the song "Flight" and was shot, directed and edited, at his own initiative, by Konrad Palkeiwicz who is one of Devin's dearest friends. Enjoy the video right here and take "Flight". (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014 28.07

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each July its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

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 Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
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Devious - Domain (2007)

If an intro including a quote of Braveheart doesn't hint you about where this CD is going, then you are more lost than a 12 year old dude taking a quantum physics test…what sucks is that I blindly fell into the trap, and while I was thinking this would be a Doom/Folk album, the first song sucker-punched me and delivered Death Metal in a very brutal yet melodic form, so why did these guys decide to add a quote from a Mel Gibson movie? Damn it I don't know… Anyway, this band gathers most... (by Herzebeth)   Read more ››

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Tristania

In spring 2007, around the same time Stene left Tristania, the Finnish symphonic power metal band Nightwish was going to announce the name of their new female vocalist. Due to Stene's recent departure from Tristania, it was widely discussed in the musical circles whether Vibeke would be inducted into Nightwish to replace Tarja Turunen. The rumor was quickly denied, however, when Stene said in an interview, "I am not the new singer in Nightwish. Curiously, the name of one of the candidates was "Vibeke".

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