Album Reviews 2016


Crippled Black Phoenix – Bronze

International dark rock collective Crippled Black Phoenix comes back with a new full length of rare musical intensity entitled “Bronze” ...
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Circle Of Dust – Machines Of Our Disgrace

After almost 20 years hiatus industrial pioneer Circle Of Dust returns with an exciting science fiction themed full length album ...
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Ranger – Speed & Violence

Finnish speed metal band Ranger delivers a new full length entitled “Speed & Violence” that showcases no frills and no ...
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Baptism – V: The Devil’s Fire

Finnish black metal masters Baptism finally return to the scene with the new blistering full length “V: The Devil’s Fire” ...
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Meshuggah-The Violent Sleep of Reason

Meshuggah is back with its 8th album, "The violent sleep of reason", released last October via Nuclear Blast. Countercurrent the ...
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Esben And The Witch – Older Terrors

English post-rock trio Esben And The Witch return with a dark spellbinding new album entitled “Older Terrors” which features a ...
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Diabulus In Musica – Dirge For The Archons

Spanish symphonic metal act Diabulus In Musica returns with the fourth full length “Dirge For The Archons” which features the ...
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Arkona – Vozrozhdenie

Beloved pagan/folk metal band Arkona has re-recorded the debut album “Vozrozhdenie” originally released in 2004. While in the past few ...
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Blind Ego – Liquid

Renowned RPWL virtuoso guitarist Kalle Wallner returns with his solo project Blind Ego to deliver the long awaited prog oriented ...
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Hierophant – Mass Grave

Italian extreme metal act Hierophant’s new album “Mass Grave” is meant to deliver a dark and violent mixture of grindcore ...
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Barishi – Blood From The Lion’s Mouth

Progressive American act Barishi returns with the new album “Blood From The Lion’s Mouth” delivering an adventurous dark piece of ...
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Attila – CHAOS

American metalcore band Attila returns with a new album entitled “CHAOS” delivering a rough collection of songs that features nu ...
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Hammerfall – Built To Last

Mighty Swedish metallers Hammerfall return with the latest release “Built To Last” which promises to deliver a straight forward collection ...
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Testament – Brotherhood Of The Snake

Legendary Bay Area quintet Testament returns with the brand new full length “Brotherhood Of The Snake” featuring heavy majestic songwriting ...
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T.O.M.B – Fury Nocturnus

Pennsylvania-based blackened noise occultists T.O.M.B has released a brand new album entitled “Fury Nocturnus” which consists of a collection of cryptic ...
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Civil War – The Last Full Measure

Swedish act Civil War returns with the new album “The Last Full Measure” delivering a melodic mixture of classic heavy ...
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Sons Of Balaur – Tenebris Deos

Fictional Norwegian black metal band Sons Of Balaur comes to life straight out of the acclaimed metal graphic novel “Realm ...
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Anciients – Voice Of The Void

Canadian band Anciients returns with the sophomore album “Voice Of The Void” which delivers a captivating mix of prog, stoner ...
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Obsidian Kingdom – A Year With No Summer

Catalan experimental band Obsidian Kingdom has released an eclectic sophomore album entitled “A Year With No Summer” which features an ...
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Saint Vitus – Live Vol. 2

American doom icons Saint Vitus have released their second official live album simply entitled “Live Vol. 2” which features Wino ...
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Gorguts – Pleiades’ Dust

Death metal seminal act Gorguts returns with the latest EP “Pleiades' Dust” which consists of a singular 33-minute composition that ...
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Numenorean – Home

Calgary’s post black metal act Numenorean makes its official debut with the album “Home” which contains five lengthy tracks featuring ...
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Devilment – Devilment II: The Mephisto Waltzes

Devilment is mainly known for its charismatic infamous lead singer Dani Filth who introduced the once underground band to the ...
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Ashes Of My Regrets – Caricatures

New Jersey metalcore band Ashes Of My Regrets has released a new EP entitled “Caricatures” which features a trendy metalcore style ...
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Dope – Blood Money, Part 1

Dope’s “Blood Money, Part 1” is the first album released in seven years so it carries an enormous burden of ...
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Brujeria – Pocho Aztlán

Extreme Mexican metallers Brujeria return triumphantly after 16 years with a bombastic full length release entitled “Pocho Aztlán” which features ...
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Crippled Black Phoenix – New Dark Age

Many might be familiar with Crippled Black Phoenix and its visionary music style because of multi-instrumentalist founder Justin Greaves, renowned ...
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Soilwork – Death Resonance

Acclaimed Swedish act Soilwork has released a compilation entitled “Death Resonance” which feels like a deserved celebration of the band’s ...
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Sonata Arctica- The Ninth Hour

Sonata Arctica keeps on evolving, album after album the sound changes, and "The ninth hour" proves it. The last work ...
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Dark Tranquillity – Atoma

Iconic  Gothenburg pioneers Dark Tranquillity return triumphantly with the brand new full length “Atoma” which features the band’s beloved signature melodic ...
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Sirenia – Dim Days Of Dolor

Mastermind Morten Veland returns with Sirenia’s latest full length melancholically entitled “Dim Days Of Dolor” which features opera singer Emmanuelle ...
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Vader – The Empire

Longstanding Polish extreme metal band Vader returns with the newest album “The Empire” which offers a rather safe collection of ...
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Départe – Failure, Subside

Australian band Départe debuts in the metal scene with the album “Failure, Subside” characterized by lengthy tracks with pronounced black ...
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Inquisition – Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial Zenith

American black metal duo Inquisition returns with an enigmatic new album entitled “Bloodshed Across The Empyrean Altar Beyond The Celestial ...
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Darkthrone – Arctic Thunder

Legendary Norwegian duo Darkthrone is back with a new full length entitled “Arctic Thunder”. A delightful taste for the most ...
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Insomnium – Winter’s Gate

Insomnium’s new album “Winter’s Gate” is definitely an impressive ambitious project that features one epic 40-minute song composed around an ...
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Truckfighters – V

Swedish fuzz rockers Truckfighters release their fifth album “V” just in time to celebrate the band’s 15th anniversary. With a ...
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Heaven Shall Burn – Wanderer

Longstanding German extreme metal act Heaven Shall Burn returns with a brand new album entitled “Wanderer” that delivers an enjoyable ...
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Pelander – Time

Witchcraft’s fans are certainly familiar with multi instrumentalist and lyricist extraordinaire Magnus Pelander, therefore the release of his solo debut ...
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Epica – The Holographic Principle

Following an impressive wave of worldwide successes, Epica returns with a brand new album entitled “The Holographic Principle” which has ...
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Nosound – Scintilla

With Nosound’s fifth album entitled “Scintilla” frontman and composer Giancarlo Erra creates a delicate collection of songs filled of genuine ...
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Shokran – Exodus

Oriental/groove metal band Shokran has released a second full length entitled “Exodus” which showcases a variety of musical influences, such ...
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Opeth – Sorceress

A new Opeth album comes inevitably with an incredible amount of high expectations, doubts and overzealous criticism. When listening to ...
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Asphyx – Incoming Death

Dutch death-doom metal pioneers Asphyx return with a brand new album entitled “Incoming Death” that promises to deliver the band’s ...
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Sabaton – The Last Stand

Swedish heavy metal act Sabaton delivers a new release entitled “The Last Stand” featuring a bombastic collection of songs crafted ...
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Metal Allegiance – Fallen Heroes

Super group Metal Allegiance has released a special EP entitled “Fallen Heroes” to pay homage to three musical legends: Lemmy ...
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Skuggsjá – A Piece For Mind & Mirror

Ivar Bjørnson from Enslaved and Wardruna’s frontman Einar Selvik collaborated under the name Skuggsjá to compose a musical piece that ...
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Pain – Coming Home

Mastermind musician Peter Tägtgren is always on a creative rampage and this time the result is Pain’s brand new album ...
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Combichrist – This Is Where Death Begins

With the latest full length release entitled “This Is Where Death Begins” Combichrist fearlessly crafts a dark moody ensemble of ...
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Rotting Christ – Rituals

Notorious Greek metal warriors Rotting Christ return with the newest release “Rituals” promising a blazing collection of powerful songs filled ...
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Blues Pills – Lady In Gold

Retro rock sensation Blues Pills returns with the second full length “Lady In Gold” promising an exciting ensemble of catchy ...
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Wolf Hoffmann – Headbangers Symphony

Notorious Accept’s guitarist Wolf Hoffmann has always been influenced and inspired by classical music that motivated him to release a ...
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Death Angel – The Evil Divide

Back in the ‘80s Death Angel made a strong impact in the metal scene acquiring a wide audience of devoted ...
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Eths – Ankaa

Modern metal French outfit Eths is determined to explore a variety of sonic dimensions with the release of the new ...
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Abbath – Abbath

Since Abbath’s announcement of his departure from iconic Norwegian black metal act Immortal devoted fans have been eagerly waiting for ...
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Withered – Grief Relic

After six years Withered comes back with the brand new album entitled “Grief Relic” which promises to be the band’s ...
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Katatonia – The Fall Of Hearts

After over two decades of successful career, a band like Katatonia needs no simplistic introduction and the long awaited tenth ...
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Borderlands – Voice Of The Voiceless

Portuguese progressive metalcore band Borderlands tries to achieve wide recognition in the overcrowded metal scene with a fairly solid debut ...
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Surgical Meth Machine – Surgical Meth Machine

Renowned industrial icon Al Jourgensen goes on a solo rampage with the debut self titled album “Surgical Meth Machine”. With ...
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Textures – Phenotype

Dutch band Textures delivers a brand new album entitled “Phenotype” that offers a powerful blend of technical progressive metal with ...
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Max Navarro- Somewhere South Of Heaven

The Italo-Canadian Max Navarro has released his 4th album "Somewhere South Of Heaven" last March via AW Recordings. This is ...
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Stam1na- Elokuutio

Stam1na is one of the most successful band in Finland, in 20 years of carrer they have achieved almost everything ...
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Scorpion Child – Acid Roulette

Scorpion Child’s brand new album “Acid Roulette” is a nostalgic invitation to join a wild trippy journey on which your ...
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Sylvaine – Wistful

With the release of her sophomore album “Wistful” Norwegian multi-instrumentalist Sylvaine invites the listeners to join a fragile dreamy musical ...
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Sinistro – Semente

With the release of “Semente” Portuguese band Sinistro tries to leave a mark in the chaotic and crowded music scene ...
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Grand Magus – Sword Songs

Swedish act Grand Magus comes back with a full blown Viking metal album entitled “Sword Songs” that definitely stays true ...
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Fleshgod Apocalypse – King

With the latest release entitled “King” Fleshgod Apocalypse delivers another ambitious concept album on which the band follows no rules ...
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Fallujah – Dreamless

Fallujah has acquired a lot of appreciation for the signature progressive death metal style and the new album “Dreamless” certainly ...
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The 69 Eyes – Universal Monsters

The most beloved Helsinki vampires The 69 Eyes are finally back with their 11th full length album entitled “Universal Monsters” ...
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Ghost Bath – Moonlover

With the newest album “Moonlover”, American act Ghost Bath fully embraces the black metal and shoegazing fusion that is becoming ...
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Witchcraft – Nucleus

Swedish act Witchcraft comes back full force from the depth of the underground rock/metal realm with the newest effort entitled ...
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Weeping Silence-Opus IV Oblivion

Weeping Silence is a gothic doom metal band from Malta, their fourth album "Opus IV Oblivion" has been released last ...
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Eartheria- Throes of Time

Eartheria is a young band from Pori, Finland, their music is a mix of fast and melodic metal, inspired by ...
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Vorna- Ei valo minua seuraa

Vorna is a pagan metal band from Tampere, Finland. The band’s music has various influences from black metal to folk ...
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Krisiun – Forged In Fury

I entered the KRISIUN musical camp far too late for my own good, though not through any lack of interest ...
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