Process Of Guilt / Rorcal - Process Of Guilt / Rorcal [Split] [EP]
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.4
Rorcal and Process Of Guilt: two bands, full of anguish and grit, each hot on the heels of a well-received testament to the catastrophic potential of black noise. They have come together, grinding like the massive tectonic plates of unnatural noise, to unleash an excellent split EP of dread-filled coldness.

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Fluxious - Nucleus Accumbens Diseases
Review by Ivor
 
Fluxious's début album Why So Serious? was a bit of an acquired taste and, with all its flaws and virtues, it turned out to be an either love or hate affair for some. Mixing jazz and metal, it was not a seamless blend of the two genres but had a sort of dichotomy going. Its appeal lied in contrasting patterns of both worlds that manifested itself in song structures, vocal lines as well as the overall feeling. The follow-up to this début is something I've been eagerly expecting for a while now.

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Kong - Stern
Review by Ivor
 
Kong are extremely good at delivering music that is restless and unsettling. If you're an impressionable sort, a driver that gets nervous and twitchy at the wheel of a car in a rush hour, Kong is not a good choice of background music. It will surely make you even more anxious and jumpy. It's the sort of music that just doesn't let itself be enjoyed sitting tight.

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Rigor Mortis - Slaves To The Grave
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
9.0
Reviewing the posthumous opus ultimus of a recently-deceased artist imposes the unique burden of simultaneously preventing the unfortunate circumstances from coloring any objective sentiments about the work itself and remaining sensitive to the situation. While of course we believe in subjective reviews here, and some albums are best understood in the context of their creator's demise (Woods Of Ypres's Woods V), more often than not death intensifies hero worship. Rigor Mortis require no special treatment; not only does Slaves To The Grave deliver well enough on its own, it is a fitting swan song and testament to the brilliance of both Rigor Mortis and the late Mike Scaccia.

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Vesania - Deus Ex Machina
Review by D.T. Metal
8.8
Recently signed to Metal Blade Records and after a drought of seven long years, the Polish symphonic blackmetalers Vesania are on the verge of releasing Deus Ex Machina, their fourth full-length album in seventeen some years of existence. Was the long wait worth it though?

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Vanir - The Glorious Dead
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
7.4
Fans, purists, didacts, and passers-by with too much time on their hands love a good argument about which bands might accurately be labeled "Viking metal" (as if it were a real genre). With their blend of death, black, and folk metal, the Danish Vanir probably have a better shot at the title than most.

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Lunatic Soul - Walking On A Flashlight Beam
Review by Introspekrieg
8.7
This is what I need. Music designed for introverts. With such a minimalist sound, every intonation becomes important. You listen carefully.

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The Sabbathian - Ritual Rites [EP]
Review by ScreamingSteelUS
8.7
This album sounds as if it were recorded in a daze - but was it the visionary purple haziness of a mystical psychedelic journey, the perception-altering horror of a satanic ritual, or the low-fidelity first fumblings of a young and raw band? Perhaps all three.

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Supported event

Kruger & Coilguns: Euro Fall Tour 2014

France, Toulouse (La Dynamo)
22 October 2014

Kruger
Coilguns
Nesseria
Nojia
Staff pick
Today Is The Day - Animal Mother
Noisecore

Today is the day to stream the new Today Is The Day album all day.

Listen here.


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In This Moment - Debut New Video, New Album Details 21.10

Black Widow is the name of In This Moment's new album. The American band has released a new video to promote it for the single "Sick Like Me". The video was directed by the band's own Maria Brink and Robert Kley. Atlantic Records will release the new album on November 17th. Until then, you can watch the new video below and check out all the details. Did you enjoy this video? (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Allen/Lande - Release New Lyric Video 21.10

The official lyric video for the song "Down From The Mountain" from singers Jørn Lande and Russell Allen's fourth Allen/Lande collaborative album, The Great Divide, is now available online. The new opus was released days ago on October 17th in Europe and will be made available today in North America via Frontiers Records. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Omit - New Album Cover Artwork Revealed 21.10

Omit have something new to reveal. The band has been busy recording the follow-up of Repose released in 2011 and now the doomsters decided to break the silence and revealed the cover artwork of the upcoming album entitled Medusa Truth Part. 1. The cover artwork is available below. Anxious to hear more of Omit's funeral dirges? (by ManiacBlasphemer)   Read more ››
 
These Are They - Premiere New Song 21.10

Chicago death metallers These Are They, fronted by Paul Kuhr, have premiered online "Steeple Of Blood", a brand new song which can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's third full-length album, At The Feast Of Seven Funerals, which will be released on November 17th via The End Records/Unruly Sounds. Check out the track here. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Ghost Brigade - Stream New Song 20.10

Finnish alternative/post-metallers Ghost Brigade have recently released the song "Aurora" off their new album IV - One With The Storm that will be released on November 7th (November 11th in North America) 2014 via Season Of Mist. You can enjoy it right here. Tell us about your impressions. (by Pazdzioch)   Read more ››
 
FRA, Toulouse - Entombed A.D. & Grave: Back To The Front European Tour 2014 18.10

A pure Swedish death metal evening, with Entombed A.D. - that's the LG Petrov fronted version of Entombed - as headliner? Count me in! First off, I have to warn you. It's been a while since I last shoot concert pics in a venue with my old compact camera, and the resulting pics show I'm rusty, with my outdated material. So, don't expect anything great, the photos are just here for a basic illustrative purpose. Anyway, off with the ramblings. The Dynamo venue (a great little concert bar in the center of Toulouse) was almost packed (that's 300 odd people), even with a heavy... (by Darkside Momo)   Read more ››
 
Getting Stoked: 70000 Tons Of Metal 2015 - The Destination 15.10

In a couple of months, the end of January 2015 to be exact, 70000 Tons Of Metal, the annual - The Original - music cruise will set sail once again. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
 
Within Temptation, Amaranthe - Gothic Theatre, Englewood, CO USA - 28 Sep 2014 14.10

Within Temptation and Amaranthe, who just finished their North America Tour, made a stop in Colorado as well and since yours truly was in attendance, below are some of the highlights of the show. (by D.T. Metal)   Read more ››
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Shattered Hope - Absence (2010)

When last we left Shattered Hope, I was asked to review their 2007 Promo... a two track, 20 minute release morphing of traditional doom with some death/doom vocals reminiscent of Officium Triste. Now it's 2010 and they are back with a vengeance. Ok, maybe not a vengeance necessarily, but they are back with a full-length release, Absence. Seven tracks spanning an hour of pure dooming satisfaction. Most of the tracks in Absence follow the same basic trajectory as the tracks found in their Promo... (by BitterCOld)   Read more ››

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