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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

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...