Occultation - Silence In The Ancestral House
Review by R'Vannith
7.0
Occultation's doom metal eludes expectations. Contained in Silence In The Ancestral House, the occult receives an unusually mixed meaning.

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Moanaa - Descent
Review by tea[m]ster
8.7
Right under our noses there is a post-metal revolution happening in the eastern European countries. It seems Greece, Russia, Ukraine and Poland have joined the party late and fallen in love with this genre, because now, more than ever, most of my highly rated post-metal albums have come from those places. Adding to this trend are Poland's Moanaa and their debut LP Descent. Using a "typical" post-metal format, Descent isn't musically ground breaking but a laudable example of what fans of this scene should want and expect.

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Young And In The Way - When Life Comes To Death
Review by Ilham
7.3
"Will you still love me when I'm no longer young and beautiful?" asks Lana Del Rey. Will you still love Young And In The Way when they're no longer young and hardcore? I ask you.

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Monster Magnet - Milking The Stars: A Reimagining Of Last Patrol
Review by Apothecary
8.0
What is a "reimagining," exactly? In the case of Monster Magnet, it means just what it seems to be implying: a reinterpretation of a previous work, taking a fresh lens of perspective to it and going all out from there. Thus, Milking The Stars is not a new album, at least not as we would typically understand the term. But in many ways it might as well be.

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Anguish - Mountain
Review by R'Vannith
7.4
Further brandishing of the severed fox head signals two things for traditionally epic doom: more Anguish and fewer afforded comforts. Between you and the end is a Mountain of unembellished metal as bitter and unrelenting as the winter wind. Archaic style is delivered here without penitence.

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Abysmal Dawn - Obsolescence
Review by deadone
7.4
Too often modern death metal bands seem content to imitate genre originators ala Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse or Deicide. Hence, it is refreshing to hear a band that plays traditional death metal and somehow manages to come across as reasonably unique. And, with Obsolescence, Abysmal Dawn do just that.

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Vermin Womb - Permanence [EP]
Review by Ilham
8.2
Call me lazy, call me uncreative, but I am going to spare you the usual accumulation of cute little metaphors that are supposed to convey the brutal nature of the piece of music being reviewed. I'm not going to tell you to imagine how this or that feels, nor compare it to large objects entering the orifices you were or were not born with. I'll be just as straightforward as Permanence is.

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Kayo Dot - Coffins On Io
Review by Introspekrieg
 
"Leaving the world behind is the best experience most feeble minds fear to try."

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Gwar: Eternal North American Tour 2014

USA, San Francisco, CA (The Regency Ballroom)
05 November 2014

Gwar
Decapitated
American Sharks
 
Napalm Death - Set New Album Title And Release Date 30.10

Napalm Death's new album already has a title and release date. Mark your calendars for January 26th, 2015 in Europe and January 27th, 2015 in North America. That's when you will be able to get your hands on the record. The first details about the grindcore group's new album have been revealed. Their 15th studio album will be entitled Apex Predator - Easy Meat and will be released via Century Media Records. That is all for now. You can expect more details later. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Hate Eternal - Introduce New Drummer 30.10

Hate Eternal have finally unveiled their new drummer. The brutal death metallers are working on their new album that will be released next year. And the new drummer is... Chason Westmoreland. He has already recorded his parts for the successor to Phoenix Amongst The Ashes. You might have heard of Westmoreland from Burning The Masses, or some fill-in gigs with bands like Fallujah, Enfold Darkness, or most recently Oceano. See him in action on the video below with studio footage from his tracking sessions. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Unleashed - Begin New Album Recordings 30.10

If you were eager to know more about a new offering from the Swedish death metal camp Unleashed, fear not. The band has just announced that they are entering the studio to record the successor of Odalheim released back in 2012. The band is expecting the album to be released around early spring of 2015. The album title and more details have yet to be revealed. Get ready! (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
Threshold - Premiere 'Unforgiven' Video 30.10

After releasing their newest album For The Journey, Threshold unveils the official music video for the album track "Unforgiven". The progressive metallers start their European tour tomorrow with The Silent Wedding and Overtures opening for them. The band will be presenting the new output For The Journey to the fans. Don't miss out. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Lordi - Streaming Entire New Album 30.10

Scare Force One, the new album from the masked Finns Lordi will be released tomorrow, on Halloween via AFM Records. However, you can already listen to the entire record as of now. The album is available for pre-listening at this location. Enjoy it while you can! (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Deicide, Septicflesh & Others - Summit Music Hall, Denver, CO USA - 19 Oct 2014 30.10

Another day, another show. But with bands such as Septicflesh, Inquisition, Abysmal Dawn and Carach Angren in tow, Deicide proved once again that they are still a force to reckon with. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amorphis - Rock Café, Tallinn, Estonia, 09.10.2014 25.10

Amorphis seem to swing by Estonia regularly enough in recent times that I'm slowly starting to lose count of how many times I've seen them play. With a little jog down memory lane, I've come to the conclusion that this concert was the 5th for me, and my 4th in Estonia. However, since Amorphis have put on a good show every time so far, I saw no real reason to skip. If nothing else, it would've made for a fine evening out, despite the lecture at 8 the following morning. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Conan, Pallbearer, Yob: two nights of Sludge & Doom in Toulouse 24.10

... "Well, if Soyuz Bear were heavy, Conan were HEAVY." ... "I was really curious to see what Pallbearer were all about. And I was impressed." ... "Ahh, finally seeing Yob live!" (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
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Mouth Of The Architect - The Ties That Blind (2006)

Lately I've been bombarded with a lot of Post-Metal releases to review; bands like Cult Of Luna, Year Of No Light and Ganon blew my mid off and I was left craving for more from this genre…but man I surely wasn't expecting something like Mouth Of The Architect. If the aforementioned bands blew me away, then Mouth Of The Architect butchered what was left from me. Is this the best Post-Metal album of the year? I'm not sure, but it is close enough though. This band is doing what Pelican... (by Herzebeth)   Read more ››

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In the album "Powerslave", if you look carefully the hieroglyphics on the pyramids, you'll see "encoded" the words "Bollocks", "Indiana Jones was here" and "Wot, no Guinness?"

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