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

Dying Fetus: European Tour 2014

France, Toulouse (Le Dynamo)
25 November 2014

Dying Fetus
Goatwhore
Fallujah
Malevolence
 
TesseracT - Sign To Kscope, New Album In 2015 01.10

UK progressive metallers TesseracT have a new label home. They are joining the Kscope family. The band has already found a new creative energy having recently reunited with singer Daniel Tompkins and have already written half of their third album, the follow-up to Altered State (released on Century Media), which is slated for a 2015 release. So, you don't have to wait that long to have another TesseracT album. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Cradle Of Filth - To Enter Studio In November 01.10

Cradle Of Filth, who are about to head off to the wilds of Russia for an extensive tour crusade throughout October (see dates below), confirm November 24th as the date they will be entering the studio to start recording their new album, with a release date tentatively etched for the beginning of June 2015, and raw working title of Hammer Of The Witches. (by Abattoir)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - Debut Another New Song 01.10

After showcasing the first song off their new album, Amaranthe now give you another new song. This one is called "Trinity" and can give you another hint of what's to come when Massive Addictive is released. Watch the lyric video and enjoy the new song right now here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Primordial - Streaming New Song, New Album Details 01.10

Primordial have unveiled a new song titled "Where Greater Men Have Fallen" from the upcoming album with the same name. This is the first song you can listen to from the follow-up to Redemption At The Puritan's Hand. Furthermore, the band has revealed everything you need to know about the new album Where Greater Men Have Fallen. That includes album artwork, tracklist and more details. Check out the new 8-minute track on the lyric video below. Was it worth the wait? (by Maco)   Read more ››
 
NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues From The Bayou - New Episode 01.10

Another episode has been released from Noisey's NOLA: Life, Death, & Heavy Blues From The Bayou seven-part series. You can now watch below all three episodes unveiled so far. On this particular episode, guitarist/drummer Jimmy Bower discusses his come up with Shell Shock, the origin of Eyehategod and his place in the sound of New Orleans, including where he thinks the roots of the music lie. (by BloodTears)   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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DevilDriver - The Last Kind Words (2007)

Devildriver's first release was mainly crap. 2005's The Fury Of Our Maker's Hand showed a dramatic improvement in the quality of their music, but suffered from a sometimes bland songwriting. It was the type of album that you just forget after a few days. Now, I cannot speak for the long term, but The Last Kind Words follows this upward trend of progression. The form has not really changed, though the content has. Where before you could see a bunch of guys trying their hardest to sound... (by Collin)   Read more ››

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