Theories - Regression
Review by Ilham
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.


Whyzdom - Symphony For A Hopeless God
Review by Ag Fox
A new symphonic metal album! Hooray! *waits for the audience to leave, apart from the remaining 5 fans of the genre in this site*


Downfall Of Nur - Umbras De Barbagia
Review by Susan
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....


Agnostic Front - The American Dream Died
Review by deadone
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.


Chaos Divine - Colliding Skies
Review by R'Vannith
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.


Subversion - Animi
Review by R'Vannith
In execution, Animi is a style in disarray.


Simbiose - Trapped
Review by Ilham
Who the hell ever complains about grindcore songs being too long?


Domovoyd - Domovoyd
Review by Apothecary
If you've been paying attention to metal coming out of Finland, especially in the past five years, you'd know that the country has seen a considerable increase in the presence of psychedelic bands within the context of the genre. In 2013, Domovoyd proved themselves as willing to get in on this action with their debut, and in 2015, they're looking to solidify their status as formidable within it, an effort at which they certainly succeed.


Persefone - New Drummer Announced 30.03

Persefone have a new drummer! They have welcomed Sergi "Bobby" Verdeguer to the band and he will take care of drums replacing Marc Mas Marti who left last year. He is the drummer of progressive band Nami, also from Andorra, and he has been a great friend of the band for years. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Nergal - Shares Snippets From Solo Project 30.03

Recently, Behemoth's guitarist/vocalist Adam "Nergal" Darski revealed that he was working on a solo project which he described as "very stripped down and simple. The most primitive, acoustic-based stuff." The frontman has now shared some clips on his Instagram page of music he appears to be working on. Judging by the teases, it is quite different from Behemoth, as he had revealed. You can check out these small snippets here and here. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Schammasch - To Release Remastered Version Of 'Sic Lvceat Lvx' 30.03

Extreme metallers Schammasch have good news for their fans. The band, which released the acclaimed Contradiction album in 2014 that eventually made it to Metal Storm Awards 2014, is now going to reissue a remastered version of their first opus Sic Luceat Lux. The remastering will be done by V. Santura (Dark Fortress, Triptykon) who also produced Contradiction. Everyone will know who did the artwork by the look of it and yes, it is Metastazis (who also did Contradiction's artwork). You can hear the remastered version of "Black But Shining" below now. (by tibosax)   Read more ››
Dark Sermon - Touring Van Stolen 30.03

Death metallers Dark Sermon's touring van has been stolen right before they are about to embark on tours with Sworn Enemy and Wretched and later with Aborted and Archspire. Despite the setback, the Tampa group isn't dropping from their upcoming tours and promises to find a way to make it. The van was stolen in Clearwater, Florida but at least the band's equipment wasn't in the van at the time. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Megadeth - Officially Confirm Chris Adler As Drummer For New Album 29.03

In the last few weeks, rumors have been circulating around that Lamb Of God's Chris Adler is laying drums for the next Megadeth album. Chris Adler was photographed with Dave Mustaine eating tacos in Tennessee where the band is recording the new album. Megadeth have recently started dropping hints about the drummer and some fans have identified Chris Adler on the clips that you can see below. The band has now shared a picture of Chris Adler with a Megadeth t-shirt on their Facebook page. It's now official. Adler will be appearing as a guest on the album and contributing. (by BloodTears)   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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Heavenwood - Abyss Masterpiece (2011)

Putting "masterpiece" in the title of your album is an incredibly hefty claim, and definitely needs backing up. You better be damned sure what you've created will not only standout in your own catalogue as the proud centrepiece of your career, but also knock down any potential competition. Well, as much as I'd hate to support such self-righteous boasting, Heavenwood really hit it home with this one. The use of symphonics in metal generally means one of two things; 1) Keyboards... (by Doc Godin)   Read more ››

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Song ''Born to Raise Hell" was later recorded with Ice T and Whitfield Crane and released as a single (including a version on picture disc). This version of the song was featured in the movie Airheads

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