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The Quietus review
01.12.16

In the 1910 novel Howard's End, EM Forster suggested his own solution to the question of what is life. "Only connect," he wrote, meaning not only that we should connect the dots...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Megadeth seriously needed to refocus after the massive misstep that was 2013's Super Collider. The fourteenth studio album by the thrash metal pioneers highlighted the periodic...

Clash review
09.11.16

Catchy choruses and breezy surf-guitars, with a string in the tail...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

Deftones have milked the tension between vocalist Chino Moreno's tendency towards poppy fey melody and guitarist Stephen Carpenter's tendency towards the heaviest metal imaginable...

Under The Radar review
09.11.16

By now, you know whether or not you like Melvins. The sludge-metal titans are kingpins of low-ended, experimental music at his point. A 2016 release, or even two, probably won't...

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...

Clash review
29.09.16

The Black Country duo serves up their most ferocious venture yet...

The Quietus review
08.12.15

"Nothing can truly prepare you for a brush with death. The event is [a] unique one, singular to the observer." - John Baizley, BaronessIn August 2012, a month after the release of...

Clash review
22.12.15

A wonderful example of triumph over adversity...

Under The Radar review
18.12.15

Baroness' first outing on their own Abraxan Hymns imprint finds them plumbing the depths of the well of harmonic Southern-tinged prog metal they first tapped to enormous success...

Punk News review
15.09.15

It’s not like you don’t know what’s coming when Slayer hits your ears. Their reputation precedes them, being one of the progenitors of the “Satanic Panic” in the late '80s, to...

Clash review
07.09.15

A dependable dose of classic heavy metal...

The Quietus review
25.08.15

"This is my music, so I will write what I want. And if you are listening to music because 'a woman made it', then turn it off. Listen to any music only if it speaks to your ears...

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
14.07.15

If you're reading this, you're either bored or latching too much onto the past, like me. Or maybe you're here to give everything a fair chance? Either way, by the end of this...

Punk News review
08.07.15

Now more than ever, the heavy metal scene is a diverse, open-minded community thriving with bands willing to pull influence from all over the proverbial map; Post-rock, shoegaze...

Punk News review
15.06.15

The Secret Fire is my first foray into the power-metal of Black Tower. People have called them punk-metal at times, but I've found this classification a bit off as the punk aspect...

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...

Punk News review
19.05.15

It’s fitting that Tau Cross’ self-titled debut opens with a track called “Lazarus.” In more ways than one, the band itself is a rebirth, or, return from death, for frontman Rob...

Punk News review
19.05.15

Faith No more has experienced a fairly unusual career arc. Their earliest origins go all the way back to 1979, but it took multiple changes in singers, guitarists and even band...

Punk News review
18.05.15

Ah, feedback. When the high pitched squeal is the first thing you hear on an album, is it ever not followed by a heavy as a cinder block guitar riff? Is anyone ever disappointed...

Punk News review
15.04.15

Progressive rock/metal two-piece The Unravelling are dripping with blood in most of their promo photos, which gives you a pretty fair idea of what to expect from their music. You...

The Quietus review
27.03.15

"It really fucks me off," said James Dean Bradfield in a 2009 interview, "people get written out of history." He was talking about Therapy?, who may have dropped off your radar...

Punk News review
12.03.15

Venom are one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music. They had a hand in the creation of thrash metal, death metal and black metal (even giving the latter genre...

Punk News review
06.02.15

Doomriders may just be a side project for Converge guitarist Nate Newton, but this secondary band has been around for a decade, and has released two incredibly fun, metal injected...

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...

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