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19.04.17

Hi. The new album by Finnish doom metal band Altar of Betelgeuze was very recently added to Spotify. Enjoy! Altar of Betelgeuze – Among the RuinsFiled under: 2017, Metal

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

There are few, fortunate artists able to tap into the magic of inter-webs adulation. Occasionally, there's a musician who can follow through on the promise of a few early...

Spotinews recomendation
09.11.16

Howdy folks. From last month: the explosive new album by Testament. Genre: thrash metal. Enjoy! (Note: You should get to your version automatically by clicking my version...

Punk News review
07.08.15

I first listened to Suicide Euphoria with an upset stomach and, boy howdy, that was a mistake. If you're going to listen to this album, may I suggest going for a brisk jog in a...

Punk News review
05.08.15

Cradle of Filth releasing a concept record is like Tim Burton casting Johnny Depp in his next movie. Of course that's what they're going to do, why bother acting surprised? It's...

Punk News review
10.06.15

Djent djent djent. While the list of metal subgenres is considerable, there’s only one that’s entirely defined by a singular sound: djent metal. The name is an onomatopoeia, meant...

Under The Radar review
23.03.15

Liturgy takes underground metal's confounded expectations, along with their own progressive black metal vision, to the nth degree on The Ark Work. More

The Quietus review
22.04.15

As an album, The Ark Work has certainly polarised the public. While some praise it for its triumphant, innovatively rounded sound, others despise the fact that it we're supposed...

Punk News review
15.04.15

If you follow the world of black metal at all, you probably have an opinion on Liturgy. Before Deafheaven (although not that much before Deafheaven) Liturgy were the band that the...

The Quietus review
27.01.15

Napalm Death have had the line-up of vocalist/lyricist Mark 'Barney' Greenway, bassist Shane Embury, guitarist Mitch Harris, and drummer Danny Herrera, in place for more or less a...

Punk News review
27.01.15

It’s difficult to review a new release from Napalm Death in the same way that it’s hard to review a new release from Motorhead, Slayer or AC/DC. While they may try a few new...

The Quietus review
13.01.15

Colorado-based underground metal label Dark Descent Records had a hell of a year in 2014. Label owner Matt Calvert's consummate taste for all things twisted and grotesque spawned...

Punk News review
18.12.14

Last year’s Surgical Steel was a very much welcome return to form for British death metal pioneers Carcass. Thankfully, the recent rarities EP Surgical Remission/Surplus Steel...

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21.11.14

Hey. They new album by Bloodbath is a recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: death metal. Enjoy! Bloodbath – Grand Morbid FuneralFiled under: 2014, Metal

The Quietus review
18.11.14

Can you remember the first time you ever came face to face with extreme metal? It's a feeling cherished by unwashed longhairs the world over, and one that has a tendency to...

Alt Press review
07.11.14

Punk News review
18.11.14

Whether either band likes it or not, the careers of At the Gates and their British colleagues in Carcass will always be connected. Both bands began their careers playing music...

Spotinews recomendation
18.10.14

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the dynamic new album by Revocation. Genre: death/thrash metal. Read this review and enjoy! Revocation – DeathlessFiled under: 2014, Metal

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31.10.14

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the dynamic new album by Revocation. Genre: death/thrash metal. Read this review and enjoy! Revocation – DeathlessFiled under: 2014, Metal

The Quietus review
16.10.14

In hindsight, Decapitated guitarist and chief songwriter Wac?aw "Vogg" Kie?tyka's decision to continue on with the band after the death of his brother/bandmate Witold "Vitek" Kie...

Insound review
09.09.14

This is the 11th studio album from In Flames recorded in December 2013, at Hansa Studios, Berlin. The album was produced by Daniel Bergstrand, Roberto Laghi and In Flames. The mix...

The Quietus review
21.08.14

From the outset of Opeth's existence in 1990, the Swedish act defied easy categorisation. Sure, the deep, guttural vocals and dominant riffing style of Opeth's visionary Mikael...

Spotinews recomendation
05.09.14

Hi. The new album by Opeth is one of many notable new albums this week. Genre: progressive rock. Enjoy! Opeth – Pale CommunionFiled under: 2014, Rock

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26.08.14

Hi. The new album by Opeth is one of many notable new albums this week. Genre: progressive rock. Enjoy! Opeth – Pale CommunionFiled under: 2014, Rock

Insound review
25.08.14

Pale Communion , which was produced by the band’s very own Mikael Åkerfeldt and mixed by longtime collaborator and Porcupine Tree frontman/guitarist Steven Wilson, is heralded by...

Insound review
05.08.14

Darkest Hour's highly anticipated either full length album taking on new recording styles and expanding their music ability while still keeping the thrash/metal we all know and...

Alt Press review
05.08.14

Insound review
05.08.14

Please Explode is the debut full-length from North Carolina's sick and twisted death/grinders Columns. Featuring former members of cult Relapse grinders Hemdale plus current and...

Spotinews recomendation
26.07.14

Good evening. The new album by Fallujah is a must listen for fans of the genre (progressive death metal). Enjoy! (US version here.) Fallujah – The Flesh PrevailsFiled under: 2014...

Spotinews recomendation
06.07.14

Hi. The relentless new album by Allegaeon is a fairly recent addition to the Spotify library. Genre: death metal. Enjoy! Allegaeon – Elements of the InfiniteFiled under: 2014...

Insound review
02.06.14

Greece’s Dead Congregation made a massive impact with the release of their 2008 debut album Graves of the Archangels . Widely regarded as a milestone within the genre, it is a...

The Quietus review
09.06.14

Let me illustrate a crude line chart for you. The x axis is labeled "Intensity of Catholic upbringing." The y axis is labeled "Propensity toward metal." The line rises steeply...

Insound review
02.06.14

Sardonic Wrath was initially released in 2004 and was Darkthrone's final album for the Moonfog Productions label. With a suitably raw sound courtesy of Lars Klokkerhaug, the album...

Insound review
27.05.14

Taking their name from a hostile siege device in Games Worksop’s ‘Warhammer’ game, Bolt Thrower formed in Birmingham in 1986. The original line-up was a collaboration of Alan West...

Insound review
20.05.14

After scoring a Juno (Canadian Grammy) nomination for their acclaimed 2012 sophomore release and Prosthetic debut "Blacklands," San Francisco heavy metal cultists Castle are set...

Insound review
29.04.14

The sixth installment in Relapse’s exhaustive reissue campaign of DEATH’S immensely influential catalog is , the band’s titanic second album. Originally released in 1988, was a...

Insound review
01.04.14

The crude horde that be the Cauldron Black Ram emerges yet once more from wat’ry tomb to besiege hapless poseurs and put to manacles weak would-be picaroons. Being the third of...

Insound review
01.04.14

This is for those with hard heads, black lungs, and scarred hearts. It’s for the dreamers who construct darts on loose-leaf and those revolting against corporate life and casual...

Punk News review
17.02.14

In the late 1980s, USA Network's variety TV show, Night Flight, aired the punk rock documentary, Another State of Mind, which chronicled the 1982 tour of Social Distortion and...