Apostate - Time Of Terror
Review by Susan
7.8
Apostate is "Ukraine's oldest doom band," having formed in 1993. They released only a memorable demo and EP, split in 1998, then re-formed over a decade later and released a debut full-length in 2010, now followed by this sophomore album. Well, they didn't exactly re-form: the bandleader Alexander Kostko came together with a new group of musicians and called it Apostate. You decide if it's the same band or not but one thing...

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36 Crazyfists - Time And Trauma
Review by Ilham
5.6
What makes a really good metalcore album?

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Abscession - Grave Offerings
Review by Windrider
7.7
Death metal. From Sweden. Do I need to say more? Although that's the band's official description on their facebook page, I feel like my job here is to lose some more words for you readers. Almost forgot, the band's name is Abscession and we are discussing their debut album Grave Offerings today. The band is a three-piece orchestra with the usual setup, plus some keyboards. And they are from Sweden. They play death metal.

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Shepherd - Stereolithic Riffalocalypse
Review by Mr. Doctor
 
- Hey sup, duuuude!

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Serious Black - As Daylight Breaks
Review by deadone
7.5
Super groups are curious creatures. Despite often having superb pedigrees, in many cases they fail to achieve that magical chemistry which might even turn 4 average musicians into something special. In fact too often it's some sort of generic mash up of the members' other project. And with members of Blind Guardian, Helloween and Tad Morose in the band, Serious Black's pedigree is quite illustrious. So the question arises: does Serious Black rise above its origins to create heavy metal that will stand on its own merit?

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Amniac - Infinite
Review by tea[m]ster
6.9
It's not very often I re-visit an album that initially didn't click, even one that's been recently suggested by a friend. This is the case with Greek post-metal band Amniac and their debut release Infinite. Months ago I gave the album a pretty thorough listen and I can usually tell if I dig an album by one play through. Once in a great while, first impressions are hastily made and an album may grow stronger with each reacquaintance....

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In Other Climes - Leftover
Review by Ilham
6.8
Beautiful albums make cute reviews.

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Mourning Mist - Mourning Mist
Review by Apothecary
 
In the early 90s, a little band by the name of Katatonia put out an album called Dance Of December Souls, considered by many to have written the rulebook for blackened doom metal. Over 20 years later, Mourning Mist are saying screw it and throwing the rulebook out the window.

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Supported event

Behemoth & Cannibal Corpse: North American Winter Tour 2015

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Fillmore)
08 February 2015

Behemoth
Cannibal Corpse
Aeon
Tribulation
Staff pick
Vise Versa - Living A Lie
Alternametal

The fact that Franky Costanza is the drummer should be enough to convince you to check this out. If that's not good enough then Jon Howard is also the vocalist. If neither of these 2 facts mean anything to you then you just must not know who those guys are.



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Before The Dawn - Rise Of The Phoenix (2012)

Let's get this out of the way: If you are looking for something drastically different from the tried and tested formula of Finnish melodic death metal, you may close this browser window now. Melodic death metal has long since been hip and fashionable, and Before The Dawn has been around for over a decade. Despite the departure of two members from the last lineup since 2011's Deadstar Rising, Tuomas Saukkonen remains and is still the main creative force of the band. Of course, there are... (by Ag Fox)   Read more ››

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