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  • Harvestman ‘Music For Megaliths’ 2017

    Harvestman ‘Music For Megaliths’ 2017

    With Harvestman, Neurosis’ Steve Von Till has been exploring a much less bombastic form of music; arboreal, earthy and yet still dark in its own shadowy way. With Music For Monoliths however, he’s moved entirely out of the nocturnal storm clouds and into the...Continue reading →
    - 8 days ago 18 May 17, 5:44pm -
  • Space Witch ‘Arcanum’ 2017

    Space Witch ‘Arcanum’ 2017

    Just under three years ago Stoke on Trent’s Space Witch released their Self-Titled debut LP consisting of two thirty-plus minute tracks of monolithic space doom. Now it’s 2017 and Space Witch are back with a more streamlined line-up (having parted ways with guitarist Lee...Continue reading →
    - 9 days ago 17 May 17, 3:48pm -
  • HARK ‘Machinations’ 2017

    HARK ‘Machinations’ 2017

    HARK’s first album swaggered in and grabbed you like an amorous first world president; it was brash, bold and in your face, defying you to ignore it with its blend of stoner, heavy psych and face melting progressive angular rock. Headed up by former...Continue reading →
    - 10 days ago 16 May 17, 5:35pm -
  • Unearthly Trance ‘Stalking The Ghost’ 2017

    Unearthly Trance ‘Stalking The Ghost’ 2017

    I first heard Unearthly Trance on their 2009 split 10” with Swedish doomers Suma, but the New York trio have been around since 2000. The band officially called it a day in 2012, all three members – bassist Jay Newman, guitarist/vocalist Ryan Lipynsky, and...Continue reading →
    - 11 days ago 15 May 17, 5:42pm -
  • Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 4 Review By Guido Segers

    Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 4 Review By Guido Segers

    In an interview earlier this year Walter Hoeijmakers (Mr. Roadburn himself) made it clear that Day 4 of Roadburn is no longer considered the appendix of the festival. It’s not been called The Afterburner for a while now and is considered a full on...Continue reading →
    - 15 days ago 11 May 17, 6:00pm -
  • Steve Moore ‘The Mind’s Eye’ (OST) 2016

    Steve Moore ‘The Mind’s Eye’ (OST) 2016

    NYC based musician Steve Moore is best known to many for his work with Anthony E. Paterra as Zombi. Taking their name from the Italian release of Dawn of the Dead, Zombi have been bringing synth heavy Goblin and John Carpenter inspired instrumentals to...Continue reading →
    - 15 days ago 11 May 17, 5:39pm -
  • Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 3 Review By Guido Segers

    Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 3 Review By Guido Segers

    By the time breakfast is done and the coffee is consumed, I realise it’s already day 3 of Roadburn. My feet hurt and my back is painful, but my mind just wants to go on and on and feels as enthusiastic about extreme music...Continue reading →
    - 16 days ago 10 May 17, 6:16pm -
  • Cough ‘Still They Prey’ 2016

    Cough ‘Still They Prey’ 2016

    The first thing that strikes you about the latest offering from Virginian stoner doom outfit Cough‘s latest album, Still They Prey, is the production. Comparisons with producer Jus Oborn’s seminal doom-mongers Electric Wizard and their psychedelic rumbling sound are obvious – Oborn’s distinc…
    - 16 days ago 10 May 17, 6:00pm -
  • Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 2 Review By Guido Segers

    Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 2 Review By Guido Segers

    After a good night’s rest and a hearty breakfast it’s time to head down to Tilburg again for the next instalment of Roadburn 2017. As most people know, there’s an excellent side-program at the festival. Today there’s a nice panel about the state of...Continue reading →
    - 17 days ago 9 May 17, 6:02pm -
  • -(16)- ‘Lifespan Of A Moth’ 2016

    -(16)- ‘Lifespan Of A Moth’ 2016

    Before beginning this review, let me admit something to my shame: I had never heard of -(16)- before listening to Lifespan of a Moth. I am very glad that my days of dreadful ignorance are over. Lifespan Of A Moth is a heavyweight addition...Continue reading →
    - 17 days ago 9 May 17, 5:49pm -
  • Melvins ‘Basses Loaded’ 2016

    Melvins ‘Basses Loaded’ 2016

    (The) Melvins are, and have been for a long, long time now, Buzz Osborne and Dale Crover. Everyone else just kind of rolls in and out from album to tour to next album in a very fluid way. Basses Loaded takes that to a...Continue reading →
    - 17 days ago 9 May 17, 5:31pm -
  • Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 1 Review By Guido Segers

    Roadburn Festival 2017 – Day 1 Review By Guido Segers

    We meet up in the Weirdo Canyon to discuss the plans for the day. Many a bearded fellow walks aimlessly around, waiting for the doors to open. It’s Roadburn 2017, baby! Roadburn turns 18 today and can legally drink (at least in the Netherlands)....Continue reading →
    - 18 days ago 8 May 17, 6:15pm -
  • Bright Curse ‘Before The Shore’ 2016

    Bright Curse ‘Before The Shore’ 2016

    Talent comes in a great many forms, musical talent at least. Quite often, it bubbles and brews over time; a band kicks a few amps into shape in someone’s garage or spare room until a decent set of songs is in place, gigs a...Continue reading →
    - 18 days ago 8 May 17, 5:52pm -
  • Death ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ (Reissue) 2016

    Death ‘Scream Bloody Gore’ (Reissue) 2016

    After a raft of classic album re-issues has shone a spotlight on some of metals very foundations, it’s now the turn of Death‘s genre defining magnum opus Scream Bloody Gore to get exhumed. The ferocious debut has been dusted down, repackaged and the kitchen...Continue reading →
    - 18 days ago 8 May 17, 5:35pm -
  • Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Sunday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Sunday Issue Now Available!

    Live from Weirdo Canyon in Tilburg – Sunday, which is the 4th and final issue of Weirdo Canyon Dispatch, the Roadburn Festival daily fanzine is out now! Featuring a review from yesterday’s festivities by our man on the ground José Carlos Santos, the third and final...Continue reading →
    - 33 days ago 23 Apr 17, 10:58am -
  • Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Saturday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Saturday Issue Now Available!

    Live from Weirdo Canyon in Tilburg – Saturday, issue #3, of Weirdo Canyon Dispatch, the Roadburn Festival daily fanzine is out now! Featuring yesterday’s review along with 10 Years 10 Highlights Of Roadburn feature by José Carlos Santos, Part II of the Kim Kelly interview with John Dyer...C…
    - 34 days ago 22 Apr 17, 11:05am -
  • Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Friday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Friday Issue Now Available!

    Live from Weirdo Canyon in Tilburg – Friday, issue #2, of Weirdo Canyon Dispatch, the Roadburn Festival daily fanzine is out now! Featuring a review from yesterday by Sander van den Driesche, Part I of the Kim Kelly interview with Roadburn 2017 curator John Dyer Baizley,...Continue reading →
    - 35 days ago 21 Apr 17, 11:11am -
  • Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Thursday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch – Roadburn 2017 Daily Fanzine Thursday Issue Now Available!

    Weirdo Canyon Dispatch daily fanzine is back for the fourth consecutive year bringing you reviews and features from Roadburn 2017 from a collective of inspirational writers, photographers and artists, but also not forgetting our esteemed editor JJ from The Obelisk. Thursday’s issue is now...Contin…
    - 36 days ago 20 Apr 17, 11:33am -
  • Necro Deathmort ‘The Capsule’ 2016

    Necro Deathmort ‘The Capsule’ 2016

    Necro Deathmort said it themselves; they don’t give a single fuck. “We’ve stopped caring that each new release might alienate fans of a previous record” is what Matthew Rozeik says on their bandcamp page. That is undoubtedly a big part of what has allowed...Continue reading →
    - 39 days ago 17 Apr 17, 12:46pm -
  • Farflung ‘5’ 2016

    Farflung ‘5’ 2016

    I don’t think NASA realizes we’ve been manning missions to Mars since the early nineties – at least where Farflung’s concerned, we’ve had an anthropological (if they even are human) boot firmly trenched in that part of the galaxy only fit for highbrow, esoteric...Continue reading →
    - 39 days ago 17 Apr 17, 12:35pm -

ProgMetalZone.com

  • Interview With Instrumental Prog Metal Band GEPH
    Earlier this year I heard about one of the most intriguing new prog bands on the scene, Boston’s GEPH who play a highly intricate form of instrumental progressive music that features just a drummer and two guys who play that crazy looking tapping instrument, the Chapman Stick! If you haven’t see…
    - 22 Jun 16, 5:35am -
  • Album Review: Alarion – “Waves Of Destruction”
    It does seem that we’ve now reached the era where anyone with great musical ideas and conceptions can produce masterful works and even get some of the best talent out there to work on their projects. And with the reach of humble zines like this one and many others, the word can definitely get out…
    - 28 May 16, 5:02am -
  • Thanks For a Great Four Years!
    This is my farewell post for this great project that I’ve been working on the past four years. It’s been a great ride and I’ve met a lot of passionate fans and musicians but unfortunately the time and $ commitment is just too much and unless this site can actually become profitable it’s jus…
    - 23 Apr 16, 11:30am -
  • Interview With Drummer Andy Edwards from Kiama
    Have you guys been checking the hot new U.K. prog rock band Kiama? They’ve just released their debut album Sign Of Four to much acclaim in the prog rock world for their energetic and very polshed melodic style. The band’s made up of musicians from many well-known bands and features Rob Reed (Mag…
    - 21 Mar 16, 10:20pm -
  • Progressive Metal New Releases: March 11, 2016
    Welcome to this week’s new release post and as usual, we’ve got a ton of great melodic progressive metal including new albums from Australia’s Future Corpse, Canadian band Bushwacker, Finland’s Solarhall, Italian bands Elysium and Virtual Symmetry, International solo artist Abraham Sarache,…
    - 12 Mar 16, 8:48am -
  • Interview With Guitarist Jason Schultz from Chicago Progressive Metal Band Monolith
    One of the things we love about this running this webzine is how we get continually exposed to so many bands that we might never have heard of before. And it’s just great to hear a band that’s starting out and just kills it from the get-go!  A good case in point is the Chicago band Monolith w…
    - 9 Mar 16, 11:45pm -
  • Indie Prog Metal Band Of the Month for March 2016 – Lebanon’s Turbulence
    Our Indie Band of The Month feature for March is the Lebanese progressive metal band Turbulence whose debut album Disequlibrium came out recently and we mentioned at the time “that  we can’t help but love their passion, compositions and superb playing all around. Disequilibrium is a one o…
    - 8 Mar 16, 10:56pm -
  • U.K. Alternative Prog Band Orca Continue To Explore The “Space” Of Prog Rock With New Single ‘Aquarium’
    (March 6, 2016) – “Described as a “cracking band” and praised for their “excellent production values” by music blog Progrockmusictalk, UK-based alt-rockers Orca have proven to be on top of their game. As pioneers and creators of the mysterious domain of ‘space metal’, the five-piece…
    - 7 Mar 16, 4:44am -
  • Pitts Minnemann Project – “The Psychic Planetarium” Crowdfunding Campaign
    We’re getting pumped for the upcoming release of the new instrumental metal extravaganza from Pitts Minnemann Project, a band co-led by all-world drummer Marco Minnemann and keyboardist extraordinaire Jimmy PItts who, along with Fountainhead on fretted and fretless guitars and bassist Jerry Twifor…
    - 6 Mar 16, 6:09am -
  • Progressive Metal New Releases: March 4, 2016
    Okay, this is mostly the last group of albums from February so bear with us as get though some of the best albums that have been released so far this year! This is really the week for great melodic prog metal cause we’ve got new albums from Danish stalwarts Section A, new Greek band Sunburst, Poli…
    - 5 Mar 16, 8:40am -

WorshipMetal.com

  • NWoBHM Heroes Mythra Release Video For “A Call To All”
    British heavy metal veterans Mythra have released a video clip for “A Call To All”, a brand new track taken from their new album, aptly titled Still Burning….. Cranking the melody factor up to 100%, “A Call To All” is classic NWOBHM, melded to the instant hooks of Cheap Trick and certain…
    - 18 hours ago 25 May 17, 6:51pm -
  • Ursinne – Swim With The Leviathan – Album Review

    Ursinne – Swim With The Leviathan – Album Review

    Two of the busiest gents in Death Metal have joined forces to unleash merry hell in the name of old-school, Swedish death metal carnage….and Swim With The Leviathan has turned out to be a right royal face-ripper of an album! Dave Ingram (ex-Bolt Thrower, Ex-Benediction, ex-Hail Of Bullets, Down A…
    - 18 hours ago 25 May 17, 6:32pm -
  • Worship Metal Album Of The Week – Mage – Green

    Worship Metal Album Of The Week – Mage – Green

    We’re a bit behind the times here as Mage’s Green was released in March, and quite how this beautiful beast of an album from East Midlands stoner rock/metal merchants Mage initially passed us by is incomprehensible! Still, we’re on it now – and thank fuck we are – as Mage have delivered a…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 17, 6:52pm -
  • Are WAMWAL The First Metal Band To Ditch Guitars In Favour Of A Horn Section?
    A horn section? Instead of guitars? How the fuckin’ chuff can this still be metal we hear you cry!! And you’d be right to question the logic (as did we) but metal this most definitely is….just not presented in a fashion you may be accustomed to. However, if you imagine Sikth, Korn and Slipknot…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 17, 6:23pm -
  • US Death Metallers PIG’S BLOOD Reveal Debut Album Details!

    US Death Metallers PIG’S BLOOD Reveal Debut Album Details!

    Godz Ov War Productions are proud to introduce US bestial death murderers Pig’s Blood and their absolutely devastating and crushing self-titled debut album. This act of supremacy contains over 35 minutes of uncompromissing sonic violence and will be released exclusively on CD at the end of June 2…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 17, 6:20am -
  • Code Orange To Hit The UK Next Month & Release New Video!

    Code Orange To Hit The UK Next Month & Release New Video!

    Code Orange have unveiled their official music video for “Bleeding In The Blur” Recorded with producers Will Yip at Studio 4 and Kurt Ballou at GodCity Studios, FOREVER debuted earlier this year staking its claim as one of 2017’s top releases. The US press raved about it, with Rolling Stone…
    - 3 days ago 23 May 17, 6:03am -
  • Slagduster – Deadweight – Album Review

    Slagduster – Deadweight – Album Review

    Hailing from Grand Forks, British Columbia, Slagduster’s swirling vortex of Sikth-esque odd time signatures, wounded-boar roars and barrelling grooves took us by surprise and clearly labelled this band as a fearsome proposition. It’s clear from the get-go that these guys can play their asses off…
    - 4 days ago 22 May 17, 6:50pm -
  • Biters – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be – Album Review

    Biters – The Future Ain’t What It Used To Be – Album Review

    We’ll be honest, when this arrived in the Worship Metal mailbox we were a tad hesitant about what lay in store for us. What with all the mention of Billy Joe Armstrong from Green Day and recently touring with Sum 41, we presumed we were in for some god awful pop punk nonsense! However, with much…
    - 8 days ago 18 May 17, 7:10pm -
  • Djent & Nu Metal Collide On New Track From Salt Lake City’s Riksha!

    Djent & Nu Metal Collide On New Track From Salt Lake City’s Riksha!

    Riksha have released the Official Music Video for the track “Shovel It” taken from their upcoming album Five Stages of Numb to be released via Zombie Shark Records in June. Coming across like Meshuggah meets Tool (with a nostalgic nu-metal twist), Riksha’s “Five Stages Of Numb” is a progre…
    - 10 days ago 16 May 17, 6:22am -
  • UK Thrashers Suicide Watch Unveil Some Actual News!

    UK Thrashers Suicide Watch Unveil Some Actual News!

    Brace yourselves, this news-piece actually contains some real news! Suicide Watch recently took to Facebook to announce imminent new (and exclusive) material and to update fans of old-school thrash with progress on their new album. Here’s what they had to say: “Hey Thrashers, we have ACTUAL news…
    - 11 days ago 15 May 17, 8:45am -

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    TwoGuysMetalReviews

    • Rumors Of Free Lunch - Five Minutes You'll Never Get Back

      Rumors Of Free Lunch - Five Minutes You'll Never Get Back

      Rumors Of Free Lunch is the sort of balls out punk rock that you can't help but to love. With a sneer on their collective face and a willingness to crack your skull in, their new record Five Minutes You'll Never Get Back is the sort of rock and roll assault that reminds us again and again why we got…
      - 14 hours ago 25 May 17, 11:11pm -
    • Alunah - Solennial

      Alunah - Solennial

      Alunah are one of those bands who have been rumbling their way across the doom metal underground for years now. Their latest offering Solennial, currently out on Svart Records is eight tracks of doom metal bliss, ebbing and flowing and using massive rolling riffs to help you get lost in a beautiful…
      - 3 days ago 23 May 17, 2:38am -
    • Staunch - Impulse To Destroy

      Staunch - Impulse To Destroy

      When I first found out about Staunch I just sort of viewed them as 'My buddy Mitch's band' and gave it no further thought, I'm ashamed to say I didn't take the time then to dig in to what is now rapidly becoming one of my favorite crossover hardcore/thrash bands. This is a group who combine the emot…
      - 5 days ago 21 May 17, 3:52pm -
    • Samsara Blues Experiment - One With The Universe

      Samsara Blues Experiment - One With The Universe

      My main memory of Samsara Blues Experiment is doing shots with them at noon on a Friday at Hellfest. All those years ago the guys proved to be a stunning live band with a potent vision, a notion only reaffirmed on their latest record, One With The Universe. This is the sort of record that takes prim…
      - 6 days ago 21 May 17, 12:34am -
    • Blame God, Crypt Rot and Like Rats at Lucky 13 Saloon

      Blame God, Crypt Rot and Like Rats at Lucky 13 Saloon

      Lucky 13 Saloon is a pretty magical place. It's a spot that seems made for death metal, from its skull encrusted doorway, to the posters that wallpaper the room and the countless knick knacks that make the venue so special. Oh and the go go dancers. That's definitely a plus. The point being, though…
      - 7 days ago 19 May 17, 11:55pm -
    • In Human Form - Opening Of The Eye By The Death Of I

      In Human Form - Opening Of The Eye By The Death Of I

      As I've raved countless times on Two Guys Metal Reviews, I, Voidhanger is the place to go for smart avant garde black metal. Their latest offering, Opening Of The Eye By The Death Of I from Lowell, Massachusetts freaks In Human Form is one of the most intense listens I've been exposed to in recent m…
      - 8 days ago 18 May 17, 9:31pm -
    • Les Chants Du Hasard - S/T

      Les Chants Du Hasard - S/T

      You want the weirdest and most avant garde? You got the weirdest and most avant gard! At least - that seems to be the motto that I, Voidhanger abides by. Their latest upcoming offering, the self titled Les Chants Du Hasard is simply a masterpiece of forward thinking metal fusing strange classical an…
      - 8 days ago 18 May 17, 2:17am -
    • Mutoid Man - War Moans

      Mutoid Man - War Moans

      Mutoid Man are a band who've had one of the most exciting upwards trajectories in recent years. Something of a supergroup there is a sort undeniable magic behind this group and their latest record War Moans. The raw energy behind the music and the rock and roll magic expressed in the soaring vocals,…
      - 10 days ago 16 May 17, 9:38pm -
    • Iced Earth - Incorruptible

      Iced Earth - Incorruptible

      Iced Earth are one of those bands who I don't spend nearly enough time listening to, but every time I jam them it's like, "Oh fuck, these guys are amazing." While the band may be a long way from their old Horror Show days, it certainly feels like Incorruptible has the band running circles around gro…
      - 10 days ago 16 May 17, 2:29am -
    • Birdflesh/Organ Dealer - Split

      Birdflesh/Organ Dealer - Split

      Regular readers know that I love me some grindcore splits. It's a great way to check out new stuff from bands you love as well as be exposed to groups you might have never otherwise heard of. Such is the case with this Birdflesh/Organ Dealer split. Birdflesh are a band I was only familiar with in pa…
      - 12 days ago 14 May 17, 9:59pm -
    • Earth Electric - Vol.1 Solar

      Earth Electric - Vol.1 Solar

      Experimental rock featuring former members of Mayhem and Moonspell? Sign me up! Such is Earth Electric, the latest band to debut on Season Of Mist. Their new offering Vol 1. Solar is an absolute stunner, paying tribute to 80s rock and 70s tropes whilst simultaneously gleefully pushing the boundaries…
      - 13 days ago 13 May 17, 9:37pm -
    • Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea

      Alestorm - No Grave But The Sea

      It's hard to believe that Alestorm have five records out now. Not only that, but the core joke that defines the band remains hilarious and the groups songwriting seems to only get better. A record that pushes their boundaries further than ever before and still pays tribute to the inherent silliness…
      - 13 days ago 13 May 17, 2:05am -
    • Solstafir - Berdreyminn

      Solstafir - Berdreyminn

      Solstafir are hands down one of the most impressive bands in modern heavy music. They have a long standing reputation of epic orchestrations, powerful musical landscapes and otherworldly sounds that push the boundaries of what this thing we love can be. Berdreyminn only serves to accentuate that pow…
      - 14 days ago 12 May 17, 2:33am -
    • Gravetemple - Impassable Fears

      Gravetemple - Impassable Fears

      Gravetemple have just unleashed one of the most aurally punishing releases of the year. The band who unite members of Torture, Sunn0))) and of course Mayhem have always had a reputation for unleashing weird and atypical music. Impassable Fears is simply the latest and greatest in this tradition, pul…
      - 15 days ago 11 May 17, 2:34am -
    • John Frum - A Stirring In The Noos

      John Frum - A Stirring In The Noos

      John Frum is, for the uninitiated, something of a supergroup. They feature members of bands like Dillinger Escape Plan, John Zorn, and of course, The Faceless. There is something utterly magical about their debut offering A Stirring In The Noos. This is a supergroup that truly makes sense, while it…
      - 16 days ago 10 May 17, 1:37am -
    • Below - Upon A Pale Horse

      Below - Upon A Pale Horse

      The world of trad doom is one that has often been criticised for having become stale and derivative in recent years. It's fascinating then that we seem to regularly stumble upon bands that drive the genre to a whole new level. Upon A Pale Horse is Below's contribution to the canon, an album that bor…
      - 19 days ago 7 May 17, 7:54pm -
    • Norska - Too Many Winters

      Norska - Too Many Winters

      Norksa is one of those rare bands that had, up until just now, built up a potent cult following based off of the strength of an EP and a split. I've been waiting since their self titled 2011 debut for this band to explore their dynamic, weird and powerful sound in a full length and now I have it bla…
      - 20 days ago 6 May 17, 3:24pm -
    • Dragonforce - Reaching Into Infinity

      Dragonforce - Reaching Into Infinity

      It's been a minute since we've heard anything new from Dragonforce, with 2014's Maximum Overload having had to tide us over for a good long while. Now we sit staring down the barrel of the bands latest triumph Reaching Into Infinity one of their strongest efforts in a few years featuring massive sin…
      - 20 days ago 6 May 17, 3:20pm -
    • Volur - Ancestors

      Volur - Ancestors

      Prophecy Records is hands down one of the best record labels going right now, Volur, their latest offering only goes to prove that with their new record, Ancestors proving that these Toronto based artsy black metallers are pushing into bold new worlds. I think the first thing that hits you about the…
      - 21 days ago 5 May 17, 1:28am -
    • Anathema - The Optimist

      Anathema - The Optimist

      My first words after finishing this record for the first time were "That was an amazing record," my roommates replied, "It was". Anathema have always been a band who understood the power and depth of their compositions and had a strong understanding of how to push their music to exciting new boundar…
      - 22 days ago 4 May 17, 2:08am -
    • White Ward - Futility Report

      White Ward - Futility Report

      Sometimes you stumble across a black metal release that straight up blows you the fuck away. Sometimes you stumble across a black metal release so well concieved that you can't help but hope it defines the future of the genre. Sometimes you stumble across a black metal release that perfectly channel…
      - 29 days ago 27 Apr 17, 9:32pm -
    • Devoidov - Here Lies....

      Devoidov - Here Lies....

      Devoidov is one of those bands who have come to define their scene. Perhaps not in their current incarnation, but the band that this group formed from Pharaoh is fairly foundational in the New Jersey scene, making Here Lies.... a highly anticipated release and one that meets its mark on every level.…
      - 30 days ago 26 Apr 17, 9:39pm -
    • Norse - The Divine Light Of A New Sun

      Norse - The Divine Light Of A New Sun

      Norse is one of those bands who seem to exist in a very special place in the blackened doom spectrum. They aren't quite accessible enough for the mainstream to ever embrace them but they have enoug of the pure and enlightened chaos of the underground to make sure that those of us who seek will fall…
      - 38 days ago 18 Apr 17, 1:07am -
    • God Dethroned - The World Ablaze

      God Dethroned - The World Ablaze

      God Dethroned have made a name for themselves over the years as one of the Netherlands prime death metal exports, sitting somewhere on the spectrum between Amon Amarth and Asphyx. Now on their third incarnation the band is coming at us with their first release in seven years, promising for a bold ne…
      - 40 days ago 16 Apr 17, 9:48pm -
    • Ghost Horizon - The Erotics Of Disgust

      Ghost Horizon - The Erotics Of Disgust

      Ghost Horizon is one of those bands that promises to be playing a big role in the future of the post black metal movement. This is a group who have come out of the ashes of their previous bands, namely Psychobliss and Norse to create something full of potential despite several flaws in the execution…
      - 40 days ago 16 Apr 17, 1:44am -

    BlackMetalReviews.com

    • AZELISASSATH – TOTAL DESECRATION OF EXISTENCE LP (Nordisk Kultur)

      AZELISASSATH – TOTAL DESECRATION OF EXISTENCE LP (Nordisk Kultur)

      Azelisassath’s third full-length, ‘Total Desecration Of Existence’, is more depressive content-wise than I recall the first two offerings (‘In Total Contempt of All Life’ and ‘Evil Manifestations Against Mankind’) being, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The song titles and lyr…
      - 16 hours ago 25 May 17, 9:18pm -
    • WHOREDOM RIFE – WHOREDOM RIFE MLP (Terratur Possessions)

      WHOREDOM RIFE – WHOREDOM RIFE MLP (Terratur Possessions)

      Whoredom Rife is the latest Black Metal buzzband coming out of the legendary Trondheim underground and they have found a fitting home on Terratur. The self-titled debut mini-album comprises four tracks, spanning 22 minutes, and is presented in a gatefold jacket with a big poster included. So, a lot…
      - 5 days ago 21 May 17, 12:33pm -
    • NIGHTBRINGER – TERRA DAMNATA 2LP (Season of Mist Underground Activists)

      NIGHTBRINGER – TERRA DAMNATA 2LP (Season of Mist Underground Activists)

      Nightbringer – an act I have been championing for years – delivers 52 minutes of mystical, occult-ridden, complex, chaotic Black Metal on fifth full-length, ‘Terra Damnata’, but this time I’m finding the whole experience irritating as all hell – too melodic, too atmospheric, too safe and…
      - 5 days ago 21 May 17, 8:46am -
    • TROLLDOM – AV GUDABLOD RÖD… LP (Nordisk Kultur)

      TROLLDOM – AV GUDABLOD RÖD… LP (Nordisk Kultur)

      This one is from the enigmatic Ancient Records stable although, for some reason, it’s credited as an independent release rather than being attributed to either of the cult Ancient Records / Afgrundsvisioner, Mysticism Productions or Nordisk Kultur imprints. I think there was some sort of rift in t…
      - 8 days ago 18 May 17, 6:47pm -
    • BESTIAL RAIDS – MASTER SATAN’S WITCHERY LP (Nuclear War Now!)

      BESTIAL RAIDS – MASTER SATAN’S WITCHERY LP (Nuclear War Now!)

      Raucous, pummeling and heavier than a hippo’s balls, Bestial Raids are all about unsophisticated, puerile, subtle-as-a-sledgehammer, bestial, warmongering Black / Death in the vein of fellow purveyors of ancient evil such as Black Witchery, Archgoat, Revenge and their ilk. Although confined by the…
      - 11 days ago 15 May 17, 9:06pm -
    • PREDATORY LIGHT – PREDATORY LIGHT LP (Invictus Productions / Psychic Violence Records)

      PREDATORY LIGHT – PREDATORY LIGHT LP (Invictus Productions / Psychic Violence Records)

      I was pretty sure I already reviewed Predatory Light’s split with Vorde but, seeing as I can’t find any trace of such a scribbling, I will have to reluctantly concede that I didn’t. This is about the tenth time that I’ve looked for a previous review only to discover that it doesn’t exist,…
      - 12 days ago 14 May 17, 8:27pm -
    • ORDER OF DARKNESS – VREJ LP (Altare Productions)

      ORDER OF DARKNESS – VREJ LP (Altare Productions)

      Raw Black Metal has never been in ruder health and, with ‘Vrej’, the dying-earth-scouring Altare Productions has come up with another diseased gem. Order of Darkness is conceived into reality by one individual, who likes to be called Harbinger of the Void, and who hails (apparently) from the Uni…
      - 15 days ago 11 May 17, 9:25pm -
    • RHINOCERVS – RH-07 MLP (Final Agony Records)

      RHINOCERVS – RH-07 MLP (Final Agony Records)

      This is the third of the much-coveted and hyped Rhinocervs tapes to get the vinyl treatment and I am pretty sure there are more to come. Unleashed at the start of the year, it is limited to a mere 333 units. Are there 333 suckers out there who want to part with more than the […]
      - 16 days ago 10 May 17, 2:07pm -
    • LIBER NULL – I, THE SERPENT LP (Osmose Productions)

      LIBER NULL – I, THE SERPENT LP (Osmose Productions)

      Even though it is, to all intents and purposes, shamelessly derivative and at times comes across like a poor man’s Funeral Mist / Marduk, I have to confess to really enjoying Liber Null’s debut full-length, ‘I, The Serpent’. Granted, there’s nothing ground-breaking, eclectic or particularl…
      - 19 days ago 7 May 17, 9:19pm -
    • WULKANAZ – PARALYS LP (Helter Skelter)

      WULKANAZ – PARALYS LP (Helter Skelter)

      Wulkanaz is one of those artists I can’t get enough of, so ‘Paralys’ was inevitably going to find a place in the devil’s collection.  The third full length is a fairly natural and organic progression from its rather excellent predecessors, ‘HaglaNaudizEisaz’ and ‘Paúrpura Fræovíbô…
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    • REBIRTH OF NEFAST – TABERNACULUM 2LP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

      REBIRTH OF NEFAST – TABERNACULUM 2LP (Norma Evangelium Diaboli)

      Rebirth Of Nefast’s sprawling debut full-length, ‘Tabernaculum’, is an intricate, complex, ambitious and utterly stunning work of art painstakingly woven into a pitch black tapestry by an individual who toiled and toiled and toiled until he could toil no more. Wann / Stephen Lockhart invested…
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    • CHHINNAMASTA VAJRA-SARPA MLP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

      CHHINNAMASTA VAJRA-SARPA MLP (Iron Bonehead Productions)

      Chhinnamasta’s debut release, the one-sided MLP, “Vajra-Sarpa”, is quite a short shock – featuring just over 20 minutes of raw-ish / ambient Black Metal … from India of all places. There’s really just one actual song on here – ‘In Search Of A Primal Light’ – buttressed between tw…
      - 27 days ago 29 Apr 17, 6:57am -
    • TURIA – DEDE KONDRE LP (Altare Productions)

      TURIA – DEDE KONDRE LP (Altare Productions)

      With its jangling, uplifting, almost triumphant tones complemented by pained shrieks and forlorn lamentations, Turia’s second full-length, ‘Dede Kondre’, is every bit as captivating and refreshing as ‘Dor’ was. This is ambient, atmospheric, spirited Black Metal very much of the underground…
      - 29 days ago 27 Apr 17, 9:55pm -
    • DEATH WORSHIP – EXTERMINATION MASS MLP (Nuclear War Now!)

      DEATH WORSHIP – EXTERMINATION MASS MLP (Nuclear War Now!)

      Featuring seasoned, craggy, battle-hardened commanders from Revenge, Blasphemy and Conqueror, Death Worship unsurprisingly sounds a lot like Revenge, Conqueror and (to a lesser extent) Blasphemy. ‘Extermination Mass’ salvages from the trenches 20(-ish) minutes of precise, militaristic war Black…
      - 31 days ago 25 Apr 17, 9:10pm -
    • ASH BORER – THE IRREPASSABLE GATE 2LP (Profound Lore Records)

      ASH BORER – THE IRREPASSABLE GATE 2LP (Profound Lore Records)

      I was fortunate enough to see Ash Borer play live in a small barroom in Dublin last night, with just a modest smattering of die-hards in attendance. They put on a truly mesmerising display that reminded me of the power and panache of recent performances I’ve witnessed from Svartidauði and Misþyr…
      - 32 days ago 24 Apr 17, 8:31pm -

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    • Album Review REVEL IN FLESH Emissary Of All plagues
      REVEL IN FLESH “Emissary Of All plagues” Cyclone Empire I didn’t hear anything about these Germans since Split 7” with Zombiefication ‘Eyeless Ghoulish Horror’ in 2015 or something. Now they are back with a really good album (if I don’t mistake is the fourth in the career) which means…
      - 21 days ago 5 May 17, 8:49pm -
    • Album Review GROND Worship the Kraken
      GROND “Worship the Kraken” Xtreem Music Holy shit! These Muscovites literally drowned my speakers in blood. It is pure fucking death metal with venomous guitar riffs, deep gutturals and touchy essence of the genre in early 90’s. Formed in 2002 in Russia, this band is one of the best corrosive…
      - 21 days ago 5 May 17, 8:46pm -
    • Album Review DEPRIVE Temple of the Lost Wisdom
      DEPRIVE “Temple of the Lost Wisdom” Memento Mori A great second album is offered by genius Javier Sixto (aka Erun-Dagoth), and now he steps into doom metal, and corrosive death metal territories, with full knowledge of extreme music. Also mastermind from Briargh, this Cantabrian warrior composed…
      - 36 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:51pm -
    • Album Review GRAND HEAD
      GRAND HEAD (Vinyl format) Gorbie International Records Tim Ward and Barry Brusseau are two brothers with very solid musical skills. And also, both of them know very well about heaviness in music and straight to the face rock n roll, as well as DIY attitude with self-promotion stuff and real undergr…
      - 36 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:49pm -
    • Album review CHOROBA Integral
      CHOROBA “Integral” Self-released After I listened twice to this piece of obscurity, I can say it is one of the most interesting albums of black/death metal albums I’ve received lately. Despite it’s an independent album these German guys made a really good effort and released a very well-conc…
      - 36 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:40pm -
    • Album Review EUFOBIA
      EUFOBIA Wizard I had to listen to this CD several times before the review, and I must say I have different emotions about it. This is a very melodic and aggressive form of death metal with some death-core and thrash elements, and deep touches of modernity in the entire album. I’m not really into t…
      - 36 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:32pm -
    • HOSTIS album review
      HOSTIS Miner Recordings Great! It’s another cool addition to this blog. Nothing less than a very well-conceived thrash/death metal band from Montenegro, a country I really don’t know much about its metal scene, but seems like they have deep knowledge in underground extreme music. This CD contain…
      - 36 days ago 20 Apr 17, 3:28pm -
    • Album Review SUNTERRA Reborn
      SUNTERRA “Reborn” NRT Records Note: I’m proud to announce this collaboration from journalist René Cruz, who is mastermind from Inquisidor 71 Blog. He helped us to review this Viennese album for Grand Sounds Promotion. SUNTERRA is an old gothic metal band coming from Austria, supposed to be fo…
      - 8 Feb 17, 11:30pm -

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    • Indie Wednesday – Week 20, 2017
      Ghost Horizon – The Erotics of Disgust Rating: 4/5 Location: USA Label: Self-Released Website With their second EP, the two-man group of Ghost Horizon have switched out vocalist/drummer/etceterist Uræus to let founder/guitarist/bassist Daniel Stollings take over vocals, and bring in “Frog” Ma…
      - 9 days ago 17 May 17, 9:23pm -
    • Northern Voices: An Interview with Dimmu Borgir
      Dimmu Borgir are one of those bands that don’t allow for fence-sitters. People either love them with a passion or have a visceral hatred towards them. Seen by some as trend-setters, others see them as posers, betrayers of what black metal “is supposed to be.” Regardless of your opinions abou…
      - 11 days ago 15 May 17, 9:51pm -
    • Mammoth Mammoth – Mount the Mountain
      With their latest album, Mammoth Mammoth keep up the party-friendly stoner hard rock style that they’ve long been working, cranking out “Yeah!”s and chunky guitar riffs along with lyrics about rough trips and steady bashes of drums. It’s a pretty safe formula, but the band does fit in some e…
      - 19 days ago 7 May 17, 10:40pm -
    • Astral Doors – Black Eyed Children
      In terms of sheer influence, an argument can be made that power metal wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for Ronnie James Dio. During his stint with Rainbow and, to a greater extent, in his solo band, Dio set the blueprints for what would become power metal, with powerful, soaring vocals, and big, mel…
      - 21 days ago 5 May 17, 11:43pm -
    • Stahlmann – Bastard
      Industrial metal is a tough balancing act to effectively execute. The industrial side has its regimented rhythms and dehumanizing elements, and the metal side its inherent emotionality, as well as a need to push boundaries. Bringing these opposing qualities together without heavily compromising one…
      - 36 days ago 20 Apr 17, 10:53pm -
    • The Charm The Fury – The Sick, Dumb & Happy
      It’s often said experimentation leads to innovation, a notion that is especially true in metal. By trying new tunings and experimenting with different guitar strings, Tony Iommi was able to play guitar again after the accident that nearly ended his career as a guitarist before it could really take…
      - 37 days ago 19 Apr 17, 9:33pm -
    • Mantar – The Spell
      When presented with a black metal release that only has three tracks, there are a few assumptions that you can reasonably make. Among the more immediate of these is that it’s probably either going to be fast, intense, and incredibly compact, or that it’s going to go the Agalloch route (Pale Folk…
      - 45 days ago 11 Apr 17, 8:58pm -
    • Ep. #13 – A Nazi Problem in Metal (and its reactions)
      A quick review of our video on the AV Club’s idiotic Nazi accusations against metal, and the reactions we’ve received.   Remember that you can subscribe to this podcast directly from iTunes, just click the link below!   NOTE: New episodes may not appear on the list on the iTunes website at fir…
      - 51 days ago 5 Apr 17, 1:36am -
    • Days Of Jupiter – New Awakening
      With their third album, this Swedish band delivers metal that shaves off attachment to any sub-genres, packing songs that veer closer in style and composition to modern rock than to anything more specialized than just ‘metal’. Think in terms of what Disturbed use for their cover songs: blunted g…
      - 55 days ago 1 Apr 17, 3:38pm -
    • Lòdz – Time Doesn’t Heal Anything
      With this sophomore LP, the French band of Lòdz have assembled nearly an hour’s worth of music, aiming for sizable tracks with twists through a variety of rhythms and dynamics. Unfortunately, the vocals seem to take a bundle of cues from metalcore, alternating between plaintive near-whining, over…
      - 56 days ago 31 Mar 17, 3:25am -