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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22-26 January 2015

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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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Apocalyptica - New Video Online 20.12

The official lyric video for "Shadowmaker", the title track of the upcoming album from Finnish cello masters Apocalyptica, has been unveiled and can now be seen below. The group's new album will be released in April 2015 via Eleven Seven Music Group in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East and South East Asia. For the upcoming album, the band worked with Franky Perez as exclusive singer on the tracks. You can hear him on "Shadowmaker". Check it out! (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Scorpions - New Album Details Revealed 20.12

German hard rock veterans Scorpions had announced this year that they would release a new album and here it is. Titled Return To Forever, the record is to be released on February 20th, 2015. Furthermore, if you pre-order the album now on iTunes or the band's webstore, you'll receive the brand new single "We Built This House". The band recorded 19 songs altogether. Twelve of which are on the album, sixteen on the Deluxe Edition. (by Bad English)   Read more ››
 
Leprous - In The Studio, New Album In 2015 20.12

The Norwegian progsters Leprous are back in the studio working on the follow-up album to 2013's acclaimed latest release Coal. Even though the new opus is still untitled, it is expected for a May 2015 release via InsideOutMusic. Good news all around! As usual, the band will change things up a bit and not make the same album twice. (by BloodTears)   Read more ››
 
Defiled - Announce 2015 Asian Tour 20.12

Japanese death metallers Defiled will be descending upon South Asia this January for a string of shows across the Indian subcontinent. Starting on January 8th in Pokhara, Nepal, The Elite Of Steel Tour 2015 will include a series of headlining performances at festivals like Nepal Deathfest in Kathmandu, and the inaugural edition of Kolkata Deathfest. (by Ruchesko)   Read more ››
 
Kekal - Another New Track Released 20.12

Indonesian avantgardists Kekal have recently revealed another new track from the upcoming album Multilateral. "Crossroads" is the 8th track from the record and the 7th track released so far. Also, it is the first one of the three featuring vocals by Vocaloid character Megurine Luka. Those of you who are curious enough may download the new song through the official Facebook app and listen to it below. (by NocturnalStalker)   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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Alestorm - Sunset On The Golden Age (2014)

As the metal world's premiere posse of scurvy Scottish scoundrels, Alestorm's job is to showcase their pirate shtick without completely overshadowing the music. While Back Through Time hosted a couple of new classics and even brought some new tricks to the table, "Scraping The Barrel" rang a little too true for most of the album. I feared that Alestorm had lost their touch, but Sunset On The Golden Age has revealed that to be merely the calm before the storm. (by ScreamingSteelUS)   Read more ››

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The painting "Tirilil Tove" which is on the cover of the album "Filosofem" is referring to the fairy tale of a shepherdess who daunts the wolves and the evil spirits away from her sheep, with her improvised flute.

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