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13.08 Allegaeon - New Music In The Works
According to one of the recent Facebook posts, tech death metallers Allegaeon are apparently working on new music (sixth studio record), following their 2019's Apoptosis full length release. More to follow.Read more

Abattoir's Concert Hunt - Fuck You, Corona, I'm Going To A Concert
by Abattoir | 09.08
So, the time has come. Live gigs are happening and I'm back in action. Although the first metal gig is about to come, this was still a very pleasant way to cut the (live) silence and just feel the enjoyment of going to a music event.
Getting Into: Devin Townsend: Part I: The 1990s
by ScreamingSteelUS | 05.08
The Getting Into series returns with an artist most definitely worth getting into, and one for whom you may well need a roadmap: the eclectic Canadian prog maestro Devin Townsend.
Purvey A Sonic Doom: Exploring The O)))verse (1996-2004)
by RaduP, Mr. Doctor, Apothecary | 30.07
For a genre as hard to get into as drone metal, it is surprising how much of a household name Sunn O))) have become. Though with a fairly limited but devout fanbase, most people still see them as that band that plays only one note slowly. But the O)))-verse is large and includes a lot of sounds, experiments and a fair share of side projects. We hope to explore at least part of those in this three-part article series.
Splitting Hairs / Hearing Splits (Jan-Jun 2020)
by RaduP, Apothecary, nikarg, Abattoir, musclassia | 25.07
We regularly review full lengths, collaborations, sometimes even live albums. EPs and demos often get love in our Clandestine Cuts series. Heck, we even review a bunch of stuff that isn't metal. But when was the last time you saw a review of a split album (that Spectral Lore/Mare Cognitum behemoth doesn't count)? Exactly! We are here to make up for that!
Wait A Minute! This Isn't Metal! - June 2020
by RaduP, musclassia | 20.07
We here at Metal Storm pride ourselves on our thousands of metal reviews and interviews and article; metal is our collective soul and passion, which is why we bother with this junk. That being said, we'd be lying if we stuck to our trve-kvlt guns and claimed that metal is the only thing we ever listen to. Whether we want to admit it or not, we do check out some other stuff from time to time; some of us are more poptimistic than others, but there's a whole world out there aside from Satan-worshiping black metal and dragon-slaying power metal.
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Ysengrin - Initiatio

Initiatio is unfortunately the final full-length release of Ysengrin but an excellent adieu for the band nonetheless. It is a mystical, occult and avant-garde mid-tempo black metal album blended with doom and death metal, in the vein of Mortuary Drape and Necromantia, mainly due to the use of two basses as the instruments of choice for driving the songs. The sound feels raw and ancient but, most of all, dark and ritualistic. Half of the tracks have reappeared in early demos of the band and are reinterpreted here with new arrangements but always respecting their primitive nature.

Mastered on analog gear and graced with a wonderfully obscure cover art by Luciana Nedelea, Initiatio is Hermeticism in music form.
Picked by: nikarg
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