Silent Planet - The Night God Slept
Review by Ilham
8.5
The best thing about growing older is not knowing yourself better, but coming to the realisation you actually don't know that much. I never would have thought an album by a Christian metalcore band could actually move the doubtful heart of a hardened atheist such as mine. Silent Planet tamed the cold bitch in me for the short while I needed to write this review. I'll proceed to tell you how.

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Revocation - Deathless
Review by Mattybu
 
Revocation's self-titled album released in 2013 left me thinking two main things. The first being (aside from "Spastic") it was bad, and the second being despite its badness, the people in this band have the potential to drop a cataclysmic shit-wrecking album that would do the thrash and death genres proper justice.

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Tengger Cavalry - Ancient Call
Review by Susan
8.7
I went looking for some great folk metal since none had yet found me this year. In 2012 I took this same journey and found Wilderun on the unlikely shores of Boston; I have again struck folk metal gold in the equally unlikely city of Beijing.

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Khold - Til Endes
Review by Ilham
5.8
So decomposed that it starts oozing unidentified fluids, giving off a putrid smell and the insides ready to burst if you press too hard with your finger. That's how I like my French cheese, and that's how I like my Khold.

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Usnea - Random Cosmic Violence
Review by Apothecary
8.3
With 21 categories and 10 nominees per category for our annual Metal Storm Awards, it's inevitable that some albums are going to go unnoticed. One that may have missed your glance in this past edition was Usnea's self titled debut, a powerhouse of pounding doom, a dynamic black metal touch, and ensnaring atmosphere. Not even two years later, these Americans are back at it yet again, looking to solidify and expand upon their sound, an effort at which they certainly succeed with Random Cosmic Violence.

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Into Orbit - Caverns
Review by Xnoybis
7.6
Hailing from the land down under… no, not the one with Crocodile Dundee and Men At Work. The other one. The one where all sorts of Hollywood types run around LARPing for the cameras. You know, "Lord of Xena Warrior Princess" stuff.. Oh wow. Train of thought derailed. Oh my god the humanity. So, Into Orbit are from New Zealand, they play post-metal/rock, and Caverns is probably worth your while. Fortunately for my poor eardrums they play...

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Jakob - Sines
Review by tea[m]ster
8.8
8 years is a hell of a long time between releases, and New Zealand's instrumental post rock/metal band Jakob have pulled off a miraculous comeback. I don't think the band was ever on the brink of dissipating, but the fact is life altering occurrences left many in doubt. Freak injuries to all the band members' hands, public relation snafus and what seemed an insurmountable layoff put the band and their highly anticipated album Sines in between a rock and a hard place. Alas, post-fans will be excited to know Jakob sound mightier than ever, like the band I discovered while they were touring with Isis in 2008.

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Krokodil - Nachash
Review by Ilham
7.0
Beards. Moustaches. 20 mm gauges. Tattoo sleeves and sleeveless shirts. Total package. But who cares, seriously? I'm not like a certain woman who judges a whole bunch of people based on looks and stereotypes. So far, I've heard a lot about Krokodil because of its line-up, but no one's ever talked about the actual music. Let's fix that right now.

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Supported event

Kreator: European Headlining Tour 2014

France, Toulouse (Le Bikini)
01 December 2014

Kreator
Arch Enemy
(+1)
Staff pick
Down - Down IV - Part Two
sludge

Doomy, Sludgy Stonerrifferic hails to Sabbath. Sure, Phil's voice sounds a tad ravaged by time, but group has it's mojo on with second part of IV.

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Picked by: Xnoybis
Thumbs up: Apothecary
 
Battle Beast - Premiere New Song 21.11

Here are some new tunes for you courtesy of Finnish metallers Battle Beast. They will release their third studio album, Unholy Savior, on January 9th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th in the U.S. through Nuclear Blast. Today, the group released a lyric video for the new song "Touch In The Night", which can be seen below. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Igorrr - EP With Ruby My Dear Coming In December, Samples Online 21.11

Igorrr said earlier this year that he was working on several new releases, including an EP in collaboration with Ruby My Dear. Well, now Gautier "Igorrr" Serre has spilled the beans and revealed everything about it. First of all, it will be called Maigre (French for "thin") and will contain 5 tracks to be released on December 15th via Ad Noiseam. You can whet your appetite by listening to excerpts of the tracks here. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Serious Black - New Supergroup Streaming New Song 21.11

As recently reported, the new supergroup Serious Black will release their debut album As Daylight Breaks on January 16th in Europe and January 20th in the U.S. via AFM Records. Now it's time to hear a new song below. Enjoy "I Seek No Other Life" and tell us if you are interested after hearing the song. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Moonspell - Reveal More About New Album 21.11

We already knew that Moonspell's new album would be called Extinct and was going to be released next March 2015 via Napalm Records. Now, the Portuguese metallers have revealed more about this new record. The album will be available on mediabook, jewelcase, special limited deluxe edition and LP (vinyl). Check out the song titles below. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Periphery - Debut New Song 21.11

After revealing the details about their upcoming new releases, Periphery finally give us some music to listen to from Juggernaut. The first song we get to hear is called "The Scourge" which will appear on the Juggernaut: Alpha album. The new album comes after Periphery II: This Time It's Personal which was released back in 2012. Do you like the first song released? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Hedvig Mollestad Trio - Sinilind, Tallinn, Estonia, 25.10.2014 07.11

The less you know, the better it is. This seems to be a recurring pattern with smaller gigs. It holds true that the lower your expectations are for a class act, the more room you have for a pleasant surprise. Even though I didn't go into this instrumental jazz-influenced rock night blindfolded, so to say, I wasn't nearly prepared for a concert this excellent. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Kruger & Coilguns (+ Nojia and Nesseria) in Toulouse, 22/10/2014 07.11

This report features too much hugs of a rare violence and unrestrained love - reader's discretion is advised. (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
Anathema: Satellites Over Toulouse 03.11

Once again, Anathema were great and delivered an excellent show! OK, now that the obvious is out of the way, what else to say? (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Birds Of Prey - The Hellpreacher (2009)

The Hellpreacher marks the third release of metal supergroup/collaboration Birds Of Prey (see the band trivia page for specifics), and is their first take at a concept album. The basic premise is the happy tale of a young child, raped and beaten at home, rough life, goes to Juvie where he gets passed around the cell block a few times before his evil epiphany, conversion, and ascension into a happy go lucky, cruel, sadistic Jim Jones meets Caligula cult leader who ultimately self destructs, killing... (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››

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Beside many extreme metal releases Peter Tagtgren has also produced and mixed, at the renowned Abyss Studio, the second album of the Swedish Gothic rock act Desire, "There Where Candles Fade". He also did some backing vocals on the opening composition of the album, "Insane".

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