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The Quietus review
yesterday

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
yesterday

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...

Punk News review
18.01.15

Scott Vogel be damned, The Ghost Inside are back with a new album: a set of rich and melodic songs that may be their strongest effort to date. Building on past albums Get What You...

The Quietus review
16.01.15

It must be strange to be an artist who once struck fear in the heart of the mainstream with their music and exploits, but whose presence no longer possesses the same seismic clout...

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...

Punk News review
10.12.14

Berri Txarrak (“bad news” in Euskara) is a three-piece rock band from Basque Country, Spain. They're rather big in their country, and they've been playing since 1994. To celebrate...

Spotinews recomendation
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

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...

Punk News review
05.11.14

Metal purists will always insist that Exodus' finest hour is their 1985 full-length debut, Bonded By Blood. It's a monster of a record that has earned it's legendary status to be...

The Quietus review
22.10.14

Like most bands who have existed for a couple of decades, Slipknot's history is littered with trials and tribulations; from chart-smashing records (including a 2006 Grammy for...

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...

Punk News review
15.10.14

Today is the Day has been toiling in relative obscurity for more than 20 years now. Steve Austin and company just keep cranking out inspired, artsy, noisy metal for those...

Clash review
06.10.14

What's 13 years between albums when the comeback is this good?

The Quietus review
30.09.14

In the five years since Knifeworld's debut album, Buried Alone: Tales Of Crushing Defeat, ex Monsoon Bassoon, Cardiacs and current Guapo and Gong member Kavus Torabi, has...

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...

Insound review
02.09.14

Empress AD is a new, British progressive rock quartet newly signed to a unique partnership between The End Records and Roadrunner Records. The band has cited influences like Pink...

Insound review
26.08.14

The title Shelter describes the listener’s perception and subsequent emotional response to a collection of sounds and motifs. If Moiré’s past releases provided fragments of his...

Clash review
29.08.14

A techno haven that tugs you out of your comfort zone…

The Quietus review
22.08.14

When approaching the follow-up to a record as unilaterally praised and, on a personal level, so intoxicatingly enjoyable as Goat's 2012 debut World Music, all kinds of anxieties...

NME review
22.09.14

The Swedish cultists' second album offers Afrobeat rhythms and righteous psychedelia

Clash review
18.09.14

Drink it in. Feel the power...

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

Spotinews recomendation
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...

Spotinews recomendation
20.08.14

Hello again. The stellar new album by Pallbearer was added to Spotify today. Genre: doom metal. Enjoy! Pallbearer – Foundations of BurdenFiled under: 2014, Metal

Punk News review
08.09.14

Every year in heavy music, there seems to be one album that stands out from the pack and dominates the conversation: Liturgy's Aesthetica, Baroness' Yellow & Green, Deafheaven's...

Punk News review
19.08.14

This album called out to me. First, I caught the familiar skull with bat wings logo out of the corner of my eye. Next, I was intrigued by the convoluted title. Finally, there was...

Punk News review
12.08.14

Fans that have only paid attention to Henry Rollins over the past few years probably only think of his spoken-word material. Witty and acerbic, Rollins has traveled the world for...

Spotinews recomendation
11.08.14

Hi. The strong debut album by Childhood was just added to Spotify. Genre: rock. Enjoy! Childhood – LacunaFiled under: 2014, Rock

NME review
11.08.14

Brixton boys' soaring debut stands out from the south London crowd

Under The Radar review
11.08.14

The appearance of Childhood's Lacuna from across the pond in London may be the ultimate proof we needed to instate "Captured Tracksy" as an actual genre of music.  More

Insound review
08.08.14

Mastodon exploded onto the scene in 2002 with their debut LP Remission a record that would immediately establish them as one of the most important bands in the history of heavy...

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

Alt Press review
23.06.14

Punk News review
01.08.14

About thirty seconds into From Parts Unknown, the seventh full-length from Buffalo hardcore outfit Every Time I Die, it's obvious that this is not the album expected from such...

Insound review
08.07.14

The album’s title was initially inspired by a term used by wrestlers to increase their mystique, From Parts Unknown ultimately references the more hopeful mood that creeped into...

NME review
23.06.14

Nu metallers use guest appearances from System Of A Down and Rage Against The Machine members to their advantage

Alt Press review
16.06.14

The Quietus review
14.07.14

With eleven consistently excellent tunes, Mastodon's sixth full-length, Once More 'Round The Sun is nothing if not an exercise in subtly edging towards the mainstream without ever...

Punk News review
09.07.14

It's been approximately 10,000 years since a mastodon was seen on Earth. Known for their resemblance to modern-day elephants and now-extinct mammoths, the mastodon roamed what is...

NME review
07.07.14

Metal band show off their grooves on sixth record

Spotinews recomendation
30.06.14

Hey. From last week: the new album by Mastodon. Genre: sludge metal. Enjoy! Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the SunFiled under: 2014, Metal

Clash review
20.06.14

Smile along as album six infects the senses…