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Alt Press review
23.06.14

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…

Punk News review
13.06.14

It's rare for bands to release their album only a year after their previous longplay. Most that do this kind of thing often end up with songs sounding almost exactly the same as...

Insound review
10.06.14

Distant Satellites is the highly anticipated follow up to 2012's studio release Weather Systems and Universal , the stunning concert film directed by Lasse Hoile.

The Quietus review
19.06.14

Think of Liverpool's contribution to music and you could reel off the names of dozens of alumni who have ploughed the fields of pop culture so industriously that the subsequent...

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...

Spotinews recomendation
01.06.14

Morning. Are you in the mood for some sludge metal? If yes, this new album by Crowbar is a must listen. Enjoy! (US version here.) Crowbar – Symmetry In BlackFiled under: 2014...

Punk News review
17.07.14

Yes, it's that same Crowbar. The one that rose to prominence after appearing on Beavis and Butthead in the early/mid '90s. The New Orleans-based band has been churning out their...

Insound review
02.06.14

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of Crowbar with the release of .

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
27.05.14

New York black metal titans Black Anvil return with their third full length Hail Death —an uncompromisingly heavy mix of Dissection, Slayer and Behemoth. While many of Black Anvil...

Insound review
13.05.14

With their new album looming on the horizon, the group is poised to add another masterpiece to their impeccable repertoire. If Marrow of the Spirit was the apocalyptic unraveling...

Punk News review
06.05.14

The career of an artist can be defined through many planes. The complete discography, the in-depth interview, the biography, even the VH1 "Behind the Music" feature. Being re...

Insound review
06.05.14

Crash’s story unfolds with that particularly Southern swagger and with a tale of a Louisiana boy bred on Waffle House breakfasts and monster truck rallies, local Rodeos and the...

Insound review
29.04.14

Miami rock juggernaut FLOOR returns with Oblation , their first new album in over 10 years! The follow up to their ground-breaking, cult classic, self-titled album Oblation...

Punk News review
30.04.14

For years, the narrative went like this: After toiling in relative obscurity with his underrated pop-metal band, Floor, Steve Brooks finally broke through to a larger audience by...

Spotinews recomendation
30.04.14

Good morning. From a recent Spotify update: the new album by doom/sludge metal band Floor. Read some reviews and enjoy! Floor – OblationFiled under: 2014, Metal

Alt Press review
29.04.14

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...

Punk News review
15.04.14

Emmure's new full-length Eternal Enemies has come under a lot of media fire, especially for an album that sounds like a continuation of the nu-metal/rap rock bands that were big...

Spotinews recomendation
22.03.14

Hi again. From last week: the new album by Savage Messiah is a good one. Genre: thrash/heavy metal. Enjoy! Savage Messiah – The Fateful DarkFiled under: 2014, Metal

Under The Radar review
18.03.14

Since venting all his mature and folky instincts on 2011's solo LP Demolished Thoughts, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore has not only U-turned into rockier territory but also made...

The Quietus review
03.02.14

By anyone's standards, Behemoth are an extraordinarily extreme proposition. 2009's astounding Evangelion paired wall-of-sound sonics with equally direct lyrical themes of anti...

Spotinews recomendation
07.02.14

Morning. From a very, very recent Spotify update comes the new album by Behemoth. Genre: death metal. Enjoy! (Note: I won’t link to all the different versions for this album. Just...

Insound review
04.02.14

The Satanist is magic. It's dangerous. It's adventurous, and it's organic" states Nergal, the driving force behind Behemoth since their inception in 1991, and brief exposure to...

Spotinews recomendation
10.01.14

Morning. Next week there will be many more notable new releases. Here is the new album by Iced Earth. Genre: heavy/power metal. Enjoy! Iced Earth – Plagues of BabylonFiled under...

XLR8R review
23.12.13

Alight is a new undertaking from Ross Tones, who is perhaps best known for his difficult-to-characterize Throwing Snow moniker, and who just this year released a debut full-length...

The Line of Best Fit review
21.12.13

The Swedish freak-beat collective's follow-up to a much-acclaimed debut pumps fresh blood into that most old-fashioned of concepts: an unpolished, warts-and-all live document.

Insound review
24.12.13

Gatefold double LP version. In August 2012, Swedish collective Goatreleased their debut album, World Music . The record went on to become one of the most talked-about albums of...

The Line of Best Fit review
23.12.13

The Swedish freak-beat collective's follow-up to a much-acclaimed debut pumps fresh blood into that most old-fashioned of concepts: an unpolished, warts-and-all live document.

Punk News review
20.12.13

Stephen Brodsky of Cave In and Ben Koller of Converge and All Pigs Must Die make up two-thirds of Mutoid Man. That alone should encourage most fans of modern independent hardcore...

Under The Radar review
16.12.13

Aside from the odd sludgier moment, Oozing Wound plays a frantic, punkish, riff-heavy brand of snotty thrash, with nothing so pifflingly compromising as a chorus or so cringingly...

Spotinews recomendation
22.11.13

Howdy. From a very recent Spotify update: the new album by power metal band Tad Morose. Enjoy! Tad Morose – RevenantFiled under: 2013, Metal