Process Of Guilt / Rorcal - Process Of Guilt / Rorcal [Split] [EP]
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.4
Rorcal and Process Of Guilt: two bands, full of anguish and grit, each hot on the heels of a well-received testament to the catastrophic potential of black noise. They have come together, grinding like the massive tectonic plates of unnatural noise, to unleash an excellent split EP of dread-filled coldness.

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Fluxious - Nucleus Accumbens Diseases
Review by Ivor
 
Fluxious's début album Why So Serious? was a bit of an acquired taste and, with all its flaws and virtues, it turned out to be an either love or hate affair for some. Mixing jazz and metal, it was not a seamless blend of the two genres but had a sort of dichotomy going. Its appeal lied in contrasting patterns of both worlds that manifested itself in song structures, vocal lines as well as the overall feeling. The follow-up to this début is something I've been eagerly expecting for a while now.

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Kong - Stern
Review by Ivor
 
Kong are extremely good at delivering music that is restless and unsettling. If you're an impressionable sort, a driver that gets nervous and twitchy at the wheel of a car in a rush hour, Kong is not a good choice of background music. It will surely make you even more anxious and jumpy. It's the sort of music that just doesn't let itself be enjoyed sitting tight.

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Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.0
Reviewing the posthumous opus ultimus of a recently-deceased artist imposes the unique burden of simultaneously preventing the unfortunate circumstances from coloring any objective sentiments about the work itself and remaining sensitive to the situation. While of course we believe in subjective reviews here, and some albums are best understood in the context of their creator's demise (Woods Of Ypres's Woods V), more often than not death intensifies hero worship. Rigor Mortis require no special treatment; not only does Slaves To The Grave deliver well enough on its own, it is a fitting swan song and testament to the brilliance of both Rigor Mortis and the late Mike Scaccia.

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Vesania - Deus Ex Machina
Review by D.T. Metal
8.8
Recently signed to Metal Blade Records and after a drought of seven long years, the Polish symphonic blackmetalers Vesania are on the verge of releasing Deus Ex Machina, their fourth full-length album in seventeen some years of existence. Was the long wait worth it though?

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Vanir - The Glorious Dead
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.4
Fans, purists, didacts, and passers-by with too much time on their hands love a good argument about which bands might accurately be labeled "Viking metal" (as if it were a real genre). With their blend of death, black, and folk metal, the Danish Vanir probably have a better shot at the title than most.

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Lunatic Soul - Walking On A Flashlight Beam
Review by Introspekrieg
8.7
This is what I need. Music designed for introverts. With such a minimalist sound, every intonation becomes important. You listen carefully.

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The Sabbathian - Ritual Rites [EP]
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.7
This album sounds as if it were recorded in a daze - but was it the visionary purple haziness of a mystical psychedelic journey, the perception-altering horror of a satanic ritual, or the low-fidelity first fumblings of a young and raw band? Perhaps all three.

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Supported event

Rune & Totem Tour

France, Toulouse (Connexion Café)
22 November 2014

Year Of No Light
Mars Red Sky
Staff pick
Progenie Terrestre Pura - Asteroidi
Inside Samus Aran's brain

Coming off of a powerful debut with last year's U.M.A, this Italian BM duo decides to follow it up with a curveball, a nonmetal EP. Best be off with you if you're looking for the more aggressive side of the band's personality with this one. Asteroidi is for those listeners who delighted in the ringy ding ding electronics of the debut, and wished to see the band go deeper with them, an effort at which they certainly succeed here.

Beware the Metroid scum.

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Primordial - Unveil Another New Song 22.10

Earlier this month, Irish group Primordial revealed all about their new opus Where Greater Men Have Fallen and even streamed a new song. But that was just the first taste because now the Dublin metallers present you the tune "Come The Flood". As of now, you can experience the seven-minute epic through the Soundcloud player below. Tell us if you enjoy this song or not. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Metallica - Closing BlizzCon 2014 22.10

Metallica will be closing this year's BlizzCon at the convention center. That's an annual gathering of gaming communities around the globe who are part of the surrounding Blizzard Entertainment's games Warcraft, Diablo, and StarCraft and which is taking place in Anaheim, California this November. Tickets to the convention are sold out but you can still watch their performance live the night of November 8th online. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
HammerFall - Team Up With NHL Team Minnesota Wild 22.10

Swedish power metal force HammerFall have announced a partnership with NHL hockey team Minnesota Wild. The players of the NHL team began the 2014-15 season extremely well with two shut-outs against the Colorado Avalanche, and they will get a special heavy metal HammerFall welcome at all the home games at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. The team is using an instrumental version of the song "Fury Of The Wild" from the band as an intro. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Abysmal Dawn - Streaming New Album In Full 22.10

US death metal band Abysmal Dawn have released their upcoming album, Obsolescence, for full streaming today. The stream can be heard over at this location. Obsolescence will see an October 28th release date in the United States, with the rest of the world getting it a bit earlier on the 27th. What do you think of the album? (by MetalDoomMaster)   Read more ››
 
The Faceless - Evan Brewer And Alex Rudinger Quit 22.10

It's happening again. The Faceless just lost two other members. This time, it was bassist Evan Brewer and drummer Alex "Rudy" Rudinger, who was only in the band since last year. Mastermind Michael "Machine" Keene will have to find other members to replace them. Both musicians have other projects. Evan Brewer has his solo project and Alex "Rudy" Rudinger is the drummer for Conquering Dystopia. It seems like The Faceless looses members every year. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
FRA, Toulouse - Entombed A.D. & Grave: Back To The Front European Tour 2014 18.10

A pure Swedish death metal evening, with Entombed A.D. - that's the LG Petrov fronted version of Entombed - as headliner? Count me in! First off, I have to warn you. It's been a while since I last shoot concert pics in a venue with my old compact camera, and the resulting pics show I'm rusty, with my outdated material. So, don't expect anything great, the photos are just here for a basic illustrative purpose. Anyway, off with the ramblings. The Dynamo venue (a great little concert bar in the center of Toulouse) was almost packed (that's 300 odd people), even with a heavy... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Destination 15.10

In a couple of months, the end of January 2015 to be exact, 70000 Tons Of Metal, the annual - The Original - music cruise will set sail once again. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Within Temptation, Amaranthe - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO USA - 28 Sep 2014 14.10

Within Temptation and Amaranthe, who just finished their North America Tour, made a stop in Colorado as well and since yours truly was in attendance, below are some of the highlights of the show. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Killing Joke - In Excelsis (2010)

Amongst the many repercussions of Paul Raven's death two and a half years ago was the reunion of the original Killing Joke lineup of Jaz Coleman, Geordie Walker, Youth and Paul Ferguson. Having played a few well-received live shows, the band eventually decided to go ahead and record a full length album, XIII: Feast Of Fools, set to finally be released in September of this year after numerous delays. Youth has been quoted stating that things like "equipment being hi-jacked, tapes being withheld,... (by jupitreas)   Read more ››

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Opeth

The song "The Night and the Silent Water" is about the grandfather of Mikael Åkerfeldt who had died shortly before the recording of the album.

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