Therapy? - Disquiet
Review by jupitreas
 
Therapy? is a band with two faces. On the one hand, we have the experimental, non-conformist Therapy? that is willing to go into all kinds of crazy, unusual territory, as evidenced by monuments to quirkiness such as Nurse, Suicide Pact - You First and Crooked Timber. On the other, we have the Therapy? that is constantly trying to recapture the glory of their greatest hit Troublegum with relatively polite and formulaic albums such as Shameless, Never Apologise Never Explain or One Cure Fits All. Alas, in 2015, with Disquiet we find ourselves staring straight at that second face.

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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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Staff pick
Taiwaz - I Am All
Heavy

Half from 2014, half from 1988/89, all ugly as a whole.

Vocals are the highlight, stream it here

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Picked by: wormdrink414
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Mighty doomsters Funeralium have announced a special set for this Saturday where they will be performing at Doom Over London V. The French band is going to pay tribute to the truest and bestest heavy metal band ever, Manowar. You can't miss it! (by Maco)   Read more ››
 
Skeletonwitch - Andy Horn To Fill In On Vocal Duties On Euro Tour 01.04

Skeletonwitch are going on tour without their vocalist Chance Garnette. They have recruited Andy Horn of Cannabis Corpse fame to fill in on vocal duties for all of their European dates with Goatwhore and Mortals. You may recall that in October, Garnette left the band mid-tour to deal with "serious personal matters." Also, Garnette's name has been removed from the "members" section of the band's Facebook page which begs the question: is he still in the band at all? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Septicflesh - Release Video For 'Prometheus' 01.04

Currently sharing a European tour with Portuguese metallers Moonspell, the Greeks Septicflesh have just released a new video today. You can watch here their gruesome new music video for "Prometheus", a track taken from their latest record Titan (2014). The storyline revolves around the theme of transformation and crossing the thin line between predator and prey. Curiously enough, this is only the symphonic metallers second video clip since their formation (the first being "The Eldest Cosmonaut" from the A Fallen Temple album). (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Mastodon - Collaborate With Mikkeller For Release Of 'Book Of Beer' 01.04

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Heidevolk - Bassist Breaks Bone In The Foot 01.04

Dutch folk metallers Heidevolk are facing a string of bad luck lately. After their guitarist Kevin Vruchtbaard got hospitalized following an accidental blow to his head, now bassist Rowan Roodbaert broke a bone in his foot. The band just finished their Paganfest Tour with Wintersun and Turisas with some war scars. (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 (and… '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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Beyond The Dust - Khepri (2014)

Non. Please, Monsieur, giving un cohesive theme to ze release is not enough to call something un "concept album". (by Ilham)   Read more ››

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