Funerary - Starless Aeon
Review by Doc Godin
 
How the hell do you judge an album like this? It's so good, yet simultaneously flat and deflated. Welcome to Starless Aeon... an album of amazing atmosphere built through cavernous production, yet somehow is just irritatingly substance-less.

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House Of Lords - Precious Metal
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
4.4
House Of Lords never really made it out of the '80s. While we all wish that we could say the same of certain bands, House Of Lords are not so much experiencing a perennial case of the glory days as spinning their wheels in a creative wasteland.

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Thine - The Dead City Blueprint
Review by BitterCOld
7.2
Disclaimer: This isn't metal. If you are a metal and only metal kinda person, best be off with you. Hailing from Peaceville, home to early/mid 90's corpsepainted Norwegians howling their hatred of Zarquon and disgust for society because their mum and dad didn't buy them a pony for their 6th birthday, we have Thine, who sound exactly nothing like most of the PV roster you might be familiar with on this site. Thine play atmospheric...

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Martyrdöd - Elddop
Review by wormdrink414
8.0
Were you to isolate most of the riffs on Elddop, crust probably wouldn't be the first thing that'd come to mind; the technical, dissonant riffing here floats and coils about, practically glittering half the time. It's flashy, often unstable-sounding stuff.

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Ocean Districts - Expeditions
Review by Mindheist
 
There I stood still amidst a dull, soundless, oppressively scorching night of July, steadily gazing at a horde of howling demons hanging low in the heavens and dancing to barren dirges of insufferable gloom and hollow emptiness. A quaint, rugged sound strangely resembling serenity post-mortem, oddly redolent of the reveller's trance upon opium, shifted, touch by touch, onto unceasing waves of progressive drone, sludge and post-rock madness. A mark, though unique, had reeked up from the summoned souls of three different shadows - God Is An Astronaut, Pelican and Russian Circles.

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Bölzer - Soma [EP]
Review by Mr. Doctor
9.0
There's no denying. The underground has been taken by storm. Bölzer has so far released material that barely scratches an hour in total, yet they have been recognized by almost everyone as a force to be reckoned with. How are they able to create so much with so little?

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Harakiri For The Sky - Aokigahara
Review by tea[m]ster
8.5
A relatively new metal movement has taken me aback, leading me down an exhilarating, spiral path of emotionally charged and blissfully saturated musical sensibility. The blackgaze concept is a combination of black metal axioms with more dreamy and mellow textures and Harakiri For The Sky, a two-piece outfit from Vienna, Austria, have nailed it.

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Dog Fashion Disco - Sweet Nothings
Review by R'Vannith
7.8
Babe, is this for real?

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Green Carnation: Special Show - Another Night Under The Dam

Norway, Åseral (The Dam)
31 July 2014

Green Carnation
Staff pick
Entombed A.D. - Back To The Front
Death N Roll

Hey! These guys sound a lot like Entombed!

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Picked by: Doc Godin
Thumbs up: Daniell
 
Primus - Announce New Album With Classic Lineup, U.S. Tour 30.07

Primus is back and stranger than ever with their new studio album, Primus & The Chocolate Factory With The Fungi Ensemble, a tribute to the weird and wonderful world of Willy Wonka that hits shelves on October 21st on ATO Records and is available for pre-order now. Below, you can listen to Primus' rework of "Pure Imagination". Anyone else thinks this will be delicious? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
God Dethroned - Reunite For 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 30.07

Exactly 3 years after their farewell performance on board 70000 TONS OF METAL in January 2012 the organizers are proud to announce the band's return! (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Ashes You Leave - Re-Releasing 'Songs Of The Lost' 30.07

Croatian gothic doom metallers Ashes You Leave have posted an update. The re-release of their Songs Of The Lost album has been postponed to August 8th via Sleaszy Rider Records. The band is also planning more releases for 2015. So stay tuned for more updates on that. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Wacken Open Air 2014 - Live Streams To Be Available 30.07

Like with Hellfest Open Air 2014, several performances of this year's Wacken Open Air 2014 will be streamed live. The annual Wacken Open Air celebrates its 25th Anniversary this year at Wacken, in Germany. For those who missed the chance to grab a ticket for the three-day event, there will be live streams available online. Not everything is lost. You can sit back, relax and enjoy some of the concerts in the next few days. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Minsk - In The Studio Recording New Album 30.07

While fans were pleased to hear Minsk's hiatus ended last year, they will be even more pleased to know that the post-metal band has entered the studio to begin work on their new full-length record and first in over 5 years. After a two-year hiatus, "the band has been reinvigorated and has written their most ambitious material to date." The album is being recorded at Earth Analog studios outside of Champaign, Illinois throughout July/August and produced by long-time collaborator Sanford Parker. The as-of-yet untitled album will see an early 2015 release via Relapse Records. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Rockstar Mayhem Festival 2014 - Denver, CO - 13 Jul 2014 29.07

The annual Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival! Great variety of bands, I always have a blast, it's always fun, the weather is always way too hot and this year's event was almost no exception. Yes, almost no exception; the timing of the festival couldn't be worse and the decision to split the Colorado show into two events didn't help the cause neither. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Amaranthe - American Beauty Car Show, Haapsalu Episcopal Castle, Haapsalu, Estonia, 19.07.2014 28.07

Haapsalu is a small and beautiful Estonian resort town by the sea. Each July its quiet is disturbed by an invasion of owners and admirers of the American car industry. Shining cars, roaring engines, burning rubber, cruising, and a drag race on the airfield strip - American Beauty Car Show has got it all. If you're into all that, it's the place to be. Naturally, this also calls for musical entertainment of varied sorts, which somehow managed to grab my attention for the first time with only one name - Amaranthe. Just because I happen to like them. (by Ivor)   Read more ››
 
Clandestine Cuts Vol. 4 Issue #2 - Awesome New Demos and EPs 23.07

Is independent, unsigned, and underground metal what you seek? Weary traveler 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 Megalodoom, Kylfingar, Svengali, Anopheli, Whetstone and The Ralph. (by Nefarious, Abattoir, R Lewis, Troy Killjoy, BloodTears)   Read more ››
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Unwritten Pages - Fringe Kitchen (2012)

Rating supplement: Interesting, fresh, fun; ideal for people who like their prog metal surprising. Fact: I love reviewing. More often than not you get average stuff, but you also get to hear the good albums before everyone else. Nothing beats the pleasure of discovering a gem and telling everyone: "This is great, and you heard it from me first." And it is always a joyous occasion when you come across something worth spinning over and over again. Fringe Kitchen is one of those albums for... (by MoraWintersoul)   Read more ››

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