Noisem - Blossoming Decay
Review by deadone
6.5
On Blossoming Decay, Noisem play really angry death/thrash/grind music. Why are they angry? Is it the destruction of the environment, the implosion of the middle east, the replacement of human values with mindless consumerism? Or is it because they play mindlessly angry death/thrash/grind music?

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Shining - IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends
Review by Windrider
7.8
I think we can all agree that Shining isn't a band that needs much of an introduction. Niklas Kvarforth and his colleagues have twisted black metal into sickness for almost twenty years. But now it is a new year, and it brought us a new album named IX - Everyone, Everything, Everywhere, Ends. Before we go in-depth I have to mention that I never was a huge Shining fan, but since I saw them on stage last year for the first time Kvarforth's attitude left me disgusted and most interested at the same time and one has to take this sick mind into account to form the whole picture of the music. Anyway, on a musical album there still are no pictures, but only audio that counts.

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Feared - Synder
Review by deadone
8.5
There was a time when the phrase "Swedish death metal" was enough to send metalheads into a frenzy. But then Stockholm got stale and Gothenburg first got oversaturated and then immersed itself in mainstream pop mannerisms and generic clichés. Things got boring or too mellow or both. And then out of the ruins came Feared with album number 6: Synder

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Enforcer - From Beyond
Review by deadone
8.5
Way back in 1984, Sweden's Enforcer came up with a blistering little heavy metal album called From Beyond. No, not really. But it might as well have been cause this little doozy would not be out of place in any self-respecting 1980s metalhead's vinyl collection.

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Ereb Altor - Nattramn
Review by Windrider
8.2
From Gefle, Sweden hail Ereb Altor, a band playing a mix of pagan and black metal, with their new album Nattramn. Many people compare them with the almighty Bathory, their epic and pagan era to be precise. If this holds true we shall find out, but what can already be said is that the music is indeed epic.

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Blliigghhtted - Zeroes
Review by Mr. Doctor
8.3
If there's one deadly sin that will get me killed, it's sloth. Shit, I even get threats of ass-whoppings if I fail to do my job. Like with this review for the Turkish Blliigghhtted. Sounds weird? Yeah, but I'm too afraid to say it to their faces.

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Faith No More - Sol Invictus
Review by BitterCOld
6.8
Faith No More are back "From The Dead" with Sol Invictus, their first new release in 18 years. Sooooo is SI "Epic"? Maybe Album Of The Year? Or are you concerned "Everything's Ruined"? When it comes to Faith No More, well, for many of us, "We Care A Lot."

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Kamelot - Haven
Review by Ag Fox
8.0
Roy Khan is back!

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Staff pick
Native Construct - Quiet World
Haken

Waiting for the new Haken already? Try Native Construct instead. Way too much fun!

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Midnight Odyssey - Streaming New Song 07.05

With a new album previously announced, Australian one-man band Midnight Odyssey reveal a second new track, entitled "Starlight Oblivion", for your listening pleasure at No Clean Singing or below. "Starlight Oblivion" comes off of the band's upcoming double album, Shards Of Silver Fade, due out June 8th through I, Voidhanger Records. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
 
Antigama - New Album Streaming Online 06.05

With two songs previously released, Polish experimental grinders Antigama now release the streaming of The Insolent in its entire on the Bandcamp page of the band's label. The Insolent is due out tomorrow, May 7th, through Selfmadegod Records. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
 
Rainbow - Former Bassist Craig Gruber Dies 06.05

Sad news to report as Craig Gruber, bassist in the groups Elf and Rainbow, passed away on Tuesday, May 5th, at the age of 63 after battling prostate cancer. He also played in The Rods and Black Sabbath briefly. Condolences to Craig Gruber's family, friends and bandmates. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
In The Woods... - Announce New Member 06.05

Norwegian avantgardists In The Woods... are proud to announce multi-instrumentalist James "Mr. Fog" Fogarty (Ewigkeit) to the roster. James Fogarty will handle the organ and backing vocals to the band's upcoming as-yet-untitled full-length album. (by J. N.)   Read more ››
 
Possession - Another Song Online 06.05

Belgian metallers Possession have been kind enough to release a second song off 1585 - 1646 EP for streaming. The chosen track now was "Ceremony" and you can stream it right here. How do you rate it? Don't forget that the release of the new mini-album is near: June 5th through Iron Bonehead Productions / Invictus Productions. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
Getting Into: Alice Cooper 03.05

Getting Into: Alice Cooper 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. Alice Cooper Hard rock, heavy metal, glam rock, psychedelic rock, new wave, industrial metal, punk, experimental rock, pop USA It would be impossible to quantify the vast influence that Alice Cooper has had on hard rock and heavy metal. The name originally described... (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››
 
Evergrey - Factory, Tallinn, Estonia, 26.03.2015 10.04

Evergrey have been long-awaited guests around these parts. Even though they come from a country so close, it's apparently still a lengthy journey to drop by. To some, Evergrey are a band about 10 years past their prime, but their latest album seems to have gotten the blood flowing again and has gained some good attention. Regardless of the reasons, it was a pleasure to see them hit the stage in Tallinn as part of the Tallinn Music Week festival. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - Day Four: There's A Tear In My Beer 04.04

The last day of the cruise is always bittersweet since well it's the last day. But it's also the day to catch bands which were missed previously. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Gamma Ray - To The Metal! (2010)

Almost as if the band as a whole sustained some form of brain damage from some tragic and unforeseeable accident, Gamma Ray have not been themselves since 2001's great No World Order. The last two albums saw the band as mere shadows of themselves blatantly and obviously ripping off other bands, none more than Judas Priest. A new year, a new decade, a new Gamma Ray. To The Metal is a huge step towards recovery from this hypothetical accident. Still, the band don't break any new barriers... (by Baz Anderson)   Read more ››

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Twisted Sister

Twisted Sister became the first metal band to release a Christmas album.

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