Sedna - Sedna
Review by Apothecary
8.0
In need of an album to prove to all the Gorgoroth and "one trve Mayhem" worshipers that black metal today is anything but confined to Satanic and dark themes? Sedna have got you covered.

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Ghost Brigade - IV - One With The Storm
Review by R'Vannith
8.3
For three records the Finnish band Ghost Brigade have provided a unique example of melodic death metal progression. Basing their studio efforts well beyond generic limits and engaging the structures and tones of post-metal, they continue to issue their original and outlying style in IV: One With The Storm, but to a similar result as any of their prior releases.

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Kolony - Sledge
Review by Doc Godin
5.9
Have you ever listened to one of those albums where it's quite clear one member of the band gives significantly less shits than everyone else around him/her? That's Kolony's Sledge in a nutshell.

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Mors Principium Est - Dawn Of The 5th Era
Review by R'Vannith
8.0
Staving off doubts given their frequency of line-up changes, Mors Principium Est consistently prove themselves to be a vital name in melodic death metal. Not for reasons of clear originality of style, but vital for their shared vitality, a remarkable feat considering the rate at which their rhythm guitars switch hands.

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Faithful Darkness - Archgod
Review by R'Vannith
6.0
It's with a restrictive rigidity that Faithful Darkness deliver in Archgod. For a band that would seize upon the frenetic kinetics of thrash in order to differentiate their position within melodic death metal, fixed tempos and a generic construct prove pervasive and limiting.

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Machine Head - Bloodstone & Diamonds
Review by Ilham
6.0
Metal fans can be hypocritical sometimes.

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Downfall Of Gaia - Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay
Review by tea[m]ster
8.8
Downfall Of Gaia are a really hard band to place in one specific genre. Their second full-length album, Aeon Unveils The Thrones Of Decay, carries on the experimentation they dabbled with on their debut LP Suffocating In The Swarm Of Cranes. Dissonant black metal, post metal, doom metal, and sludgy, hardcore elements pervade both albums but where their debut was a bit raw, this new LP has been refined, re-tooled, and re-focused to take advantage of...

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Major Parkinson - Twilight Cinema
Review by Ivor
 
As curious as it is, one of my favourite albums this year was released quite early at the beginning of the year. This stellar album blew me away when I first heard it and it has continued to amaze me throughout the year. I might even say, Twilight Cinema has already stood the test of time. It has definitely survived the initial round of childish excitement. Most importantly, however, each time I listen to it I'm still awed by the detailed theatrical expressiveness and beauty of this album.

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Zoldier Noiz - Regression Process
thrash/crust

MEAN sounding stuff to pound down beers and pound other stuff down to and stuff like that kind of you know.

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Solefald - Premiere New Single 18.12

The avantgarde duo Solefald will release their new full-length album after a four year wait. World Metal. Kosmopolis Sud will be out on February 2nd, 2015 through Indie Recordings. They now present you the first taste of the coming album, with the first single "Bububu Bad Beuys" which you can enjoy below if you dare! Share your thoughts about the track. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Dying Fetus - Returning To The Studio In The Spring 18.12

Two years have passed since their last album Reign Supreme and now it looks like 2015 might bring a new Dying Fetus album. Drummer Trey Williams says in a recent interview that the brutal death metal trio will begin recording a new album next spring. He stated that fans can expect the usual blend of brutal, slam and death metal and social commentary. You can start anticipating the new album. (by MrClansman1)   Read more ››
 
Keep Of Kalessin - Reveal New Album Details 18.12

Keep Of Kalessin have finally shared some news about their new album. In fact, the band just announced the follow-up to Reptilian (2010). The Norwegian extreme metallers confirm Epistemology as the title of the new opus which is set to February 16th, 2015 via Indie Recordings. Check out the artwork below which is a result of a cover contest hosted by Keep Of Kalessin earlier this year. Arnt "Obsidian Claw" Grønbech is now the band's vocalist as well as guitarist. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Iron Maiden - Hint At Return To The Studio 18.12

Iron Maiden's last album was The Final Frontier released back in 2010. But the band's next album could be in the works. In a Christmas card sent out to members of their fan club, and signed by the band members, the legendary heavy metallers hinted that a new studio album is looming on the horizon. The card features the band's mascot Eddie emerging from the studio along with a sign saying "Uroton 51." Some fans have interpreted the message "Uroton 51" to mean "On Tour 15". (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
In Flames - Announce 2015 North American Tour 18.12

In Flames are currently wrapping a co-headlining North American tour with fellow Swedes Opeth, and now announced the second leg of their Siren Charms Tour for 2015. The band will return to North America and play 21 full headline shows in February and March in support of the newest record Siren Charms. The trek starts on February 20th in Santa Ana, California and wraps on March 18th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wovenwar, who supported the band's European tour, will open all dates, while All That Remains will serve as direct support. Who's going? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Goatwhore, Dying Fetus and support in Toulouse, 25/11/2014 13.12

As soon as the Toulouse date of this tour was announced, I knew I had to come. Goatwhore coming here? Hell yeah!!! (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
Mars Red Sky + Year Of No Light in Toulouse 09.12

Let's face it: they didn't bring any Bordeaux wine with them... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
Voting Abuse, MS, and YOU! 06.12

So you want to be a Stormtrooper and check peoples darkest habits in an effort to report Votecriminals to your local Moderator? Here are some thoughts on the scoring system and tips on tracking down Votecriminals. (by Xnoybis)   Read more ››
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Nails - Abandon All Life (2013)

What Nails play is a nasty, dirty fusion of trimly and concisely played brutality—there's grind, some hardcore and some death metal in this thing, and nearly all of it fucking slays. It all fits and works well. As far as I can tell, there's not an ounce of anything that could be deemed fatty or unnecessary here. That's not to say that a little extravagance isn't something to be applauded, but that's not at all what Nails are about; everything they play is strictly to the... (by wormdrink414)   Read more ››

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