Horizon Of The Mute - Trobar Clus
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
One minute I'm naming Saattue's Kärsimysnäytelmä my current doom album of the year, the next I'm stumbling into the eerie pit of despair that is Trobar Clus. Even with the breakup of 0 X í S T, 2016 has been a good year for Jani Koskela.


Blood Red Throne - Union Of Flesh And Machine
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Basically Just Death Metal™: now with 100% more death metal.


Saor - Guardians
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
Bracing winds blow heavy mists across the ancient hillocks, vertebrae of soil trodden and venerated over millennia rising and falling like waves. Distant crows balefully cast their distinctive, corvine calls toward daybreak. Slowly, the weary earth awakens from its slumber. Cloistered somewhere in the verdant valley, bagpipes skirl into life, and the song begins anew. Saor returns.


Vermin Womb - Decline
Review by Apothecary
Getting hit in the face with a sledgehammer is, in all likelihood, not an overly pleasant experience. However, some have been known to enjoy the fine art of masochism, and their preference should not be discounted.


Human Fortress - Thieves Of The Night
Review by Belegûr
I always thought the name Human Fortress could make for some gruesome artwork with a mass of body parts forming some sort of unholy burg. I didn't get anything like that though. This is safe melodic metal defined. No songs being particularly shocking, but absolutely nothing special on offer. Thieves Of The Night sounds alright when listening to it, but I instantly forgot about it afterwards.


40 Watt Sun - Wider Than The Sky
Review by BitterCOld
Wider Than The Sky marks the tragic yet triumphant return of 40 Watt Sun, some five years after their inaugural effort, The Inside Room. The bar was set pretty high for this one.


Iron Savior - Titancraft
Review by Belegûr
Iron Savior return with their 9th studio album and very little has changed. I didn't go into Titancraft expecting anything dramatically different from Rise Of The Hero or The Landing. Everything down to the generic Felipe Machado Franco cover art remains pretty much the same. As is with the case with many German power metal bands, lack of originality can be overlooked in favour of uplifting and catchy anthems. This is something Iron Savior have excelled at for years and they continue that tradition.


Ortega - Sacred States
Review by BitterCOld
So after many, many moons Ortega, the band, not the salsa, are finally back with a new full-length. It feels so long I keep mistaking the title of their last proper album, 1634 with the year of release. Ok, it's only been six years, but the band keeps teasing us with eps, singles and splits, oh my.


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Staff pick
Abske Fides - O Sol Fulmina A Terra
Funeral Doom / Death Doom

It seems this bundle of Brazilian funeral/death-doom joy, released 6/6/16, flew under a lot of radars. O Sol is a miasma of negativity from the concrete jungle of Sao Paolo, which has a lot more going on to keep it more interesting than the atypical glacial-beat, four minutes to complete a riff funeral doom. Give it a listen now and toss me an "obrigado" later.

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Witchery - Streaming New Song 23.10

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Upon A Burning Body - Release New Album Teaser 23.10

A few days from now, deathcore collective Upon A Burning Body will release their brand new record, Straight From The Barrio. To whet the appetite for what's coming, the U.S. metallers have now released an 8-minute album teaser. Check it out. You can also catch Upon A Burning Body on the 10 Years In The Black Tour with Asking Alexandria, Born Of Osiris, I See Stars, After The Burial and Bad Omens this fall. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 6 Issue #4 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 01.09

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveller of the metal world, rest a while here. Clandestine Cuts are the best demos and EPs from these bands, the heart and soul of metal music. These musicians are slaves to their passions, and their blood keeps the metal machine alive and turning. Support them with a simple listen, and discover the future. This issue features music from Ànteros, Equipoise, Abest, Cloak Of Organs, Twingiant & Conjurer. (by Nefarious, BloodTears, Susan)   Read more ››
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Ereb Altor 12.10

Bad English: Hi. Thank you for doing this interview with us as Metal Storm! Jonas Lindström: No problems! BE: Can you tell us a bit about yourself, how you picked up the drumsticks and began listening to metal? J: It all starts when I'm at the age of about 5-6 and my father, who plays the piano, are trying to make me a pianist. He taught me how to read notes, and at the age of 6 I had played through the easier note books. The thing was, I accidentally stumble upon a radio show playing all kinds of rock and metal, and I knew right away this was the thing for me! This was around 1984-85.... (by Bad English)   Read more ››
Panndora 08.09

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Trap Them take their name from the 1977 film by Joe D'Amato called "Trap Them And Kill Them", known also as "Emanuelle E Gli Ultimi Cannibali" and "Emanuelle and the Last Cannibals". The movie features European exploitation queen Laura Gemser.

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