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Akral Necrosis - Pademic Dominion

Pademic Dominion FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 27.04.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Autoprodus
 
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Akral Necrosis is already a familiar name in the Romanian underground metal scene. Having played with big names of the European underground, such as Negura Bunget, Cirith Gorgor, Ancient Rites, Necrodeath or Hecate Enthroned, with a lot...

Saint Vitus - Lillie: F-65

Lillie: F-65 FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 27.04.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Season of Mist
 
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Almost two decades have passed since American doom veterans Saint Vitus have given birth to new sonic offspring. Reunited in the early 00s in the line-up that recorded most albums released under the SST label in the...

Siculicidium - A rothadó virágok színüket vesztik

A rothadó virágok színüket vesztik FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.04.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Sun & Moon Records
 
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Siculicidium is one of the underground metal bands from Romania that has always caught my attention. Even if the band has been around for almost 10 years and has had pretty constant activity when it comes to...

Unisonic - Unisonic

Unisonic FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 30.03.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Earmusic
 
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And again it didn’t happen. Michael Kiske’s much awaited return to power metal continues to remain awaited. And if the reunion with his former colleague Kai Hansen couldn’t bring Kiske home, I really don’t know what could....

Ministry - Relapse

Relapse FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 23.03.2012
RECORD COMPANY: 13th Planet Records
 
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I never thought I’d end up writing something bad about Ministry.  I thought my hand would refuse and would just drop from my shoulders. But I remember voting for Iliescu to keep Vadim from becoming president and...

Mediocracy - Memory Hole

Memory Hole FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.03.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Asiluum
 
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I remember that a few days before the Deftones show last year I met our colleague Tzugu for a beer and, one thing led to another, we ended up talking about Mediocracy. The conclusion was that it...

Casablanca - Apocalyptic Youth

Apocalyptic Youth FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 16.03.2012
RECORD COMPANY: Rocket Songs
 
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A lot of over-excited parrots have been appearing lately, especially in Sweden, claiming to resurrect glam metal. I would mention Crashdiet and Steel Panther here, but, unfortunately, there are many more. Add to that a few bands of American...

Bastard Priest - Ghouls of the Endless Night

Ghouls of the Endless Night FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 03.09.2011
RECORD COMPANY: Blood Harvest
 
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Even though this record was released in early September last year, unfortunately I only got to hear it now. Or fortunately, better late than never. Do you like old school Swedish death metal á la Entombed/Dismember? Do...

Belphegor - Bondage Goat Zombie

Bondage Goat Zombie FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 11.04.2008
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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This latest release of the Austrian quartet (with 3 stable members that apparently became only 2) lives up to the kind of goodies we got used to have delivered on their previous albums. In other words, when it comes...

Amorphis - Silent Waters

Silent Waters FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 31.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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My strength is not enough, my powers failed meI need the heavens' help, I ask for thunder's force Even though it is released just one year away from Eclipse, Silent Waters brings us a creative and full of inspiration...

Saltatio Mortis - Aus der Asche

Aus der Asche FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 31.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Napalm Records
 
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Well, here’s an album that got me surprised. I didn’t expect to be won over by a sensitive song of a German "medieval rock" band, and by that I mean Nights bleist mehr. For the less familiarized with Saltatio...

Ride the Sky - New Protection

New Protection FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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Although he left Masterplan for Mekong Delta, Uli Kusch is not done with melodic heavy-power. Ride The Sky is a project at the time, I don’t know exactly if it is a band that, as our friend Klawz noticed,...

Epica - The Divine Conspiracy

The Divine Conspiracy FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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There is lately a certain current of opinion against bands that play symphonic metal with a female voice, with every attempt of this kind being automatically stigmatized as a Nightwish clone. Epica is one of these bands, trying to...

Anubis Gate - Andromeda Unchained

Andromeda Unchained FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 17.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Locomotive Music
 
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For the third album of the Danes of Anubis Gate, producer Jacob Hansen came out from behind the mixing desk and took over the microphone, replacing vocalist Torben Askholm. And, might I add, this was a very good thing;...

Blitzkrieg - Theatre of the Damned

Theatre of the Damned FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 10.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Wacken Records
 
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„Can you help me, please? I’m lost. What is this place?” „This, my dear, is the Theatre of the Damned!” It's hard to find your bearings in the hallways of the theatre proposed by these British veterans. Although the...

Raintime - Flies & Lies

Flies & Lies FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 07.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Lifeforce Records
 
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Flies & Lies is just a natural follow-up to the debut Tales from the Sadness, thankfully choosing the path of evolution, both by the content and the high-quality production provided by Tommy Hansen (Helloween, Gamma Ray, TNT, etc.). Like Raintime's...

The Absence - Riders Of The Plague

Riders Of The Plague FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 07.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Metal Blade Records
 
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The Americans from Tampa have certainly taken a step forward with the melodic death they practiced on their debut album – From Your Grave (2005). I don't know if post-vacation relaxation is the reason, but I saw in this...

Glory Opera - Equilibrium

Equilibrium FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 06.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Autoprodus
 
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Glory Opera are so overwhelmed by the Angra phenomenon that influences are obvious even if you don’t know that they are Brazilian too, or, even more, vocalist Humberto Sobrinho was really close to replacing Andre Matos in 2000, before...

Gorefest - Rise to Ruin

Rise to Ruin FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 03.08.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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You could say a lot of things about Gorefest, except that it’s a common band. Taking successively the top role in the Dutch death metal scene (together with Asphyx, Thanatos or Pestilence – to give just 3 examples), then...

Manitou - No Signs of Wisdom

No Signs of Wisdom FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 20.07.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Metal Heaven
 
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A heavy-power that is as direct and in-your-face as it can be. I find it slightly better than the last album of Manitou - Deadlock – both in production and in songs. Even Markku’s voice seems to have been...

Devildriver - The Last Kind Words

The Last Kind Words FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 19.07.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Abacus Recordings
 
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The third Devildriver album seems to be their most complete product thus far. Typically American metalcore combined with melodic elements in the vein of Gothenburs on the one hand and extreme parts on the other hand are doubtlessly not...

Blood Stain Child - Mozaiq

Mozaiq FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 18.07.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Dockyard1
 
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Osaka isn’t exactly the place where you would expect to find a band with a music that is strongly influenced by the famous Gothenburg sound, but it seems the style can make proselytes in the most diverse and exotic...

Nile - Ithyphallic

Ithyphallic FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 17.07.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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Some time ago, this style only had Morbid Angel and that was about it. We’re talking here about heavy and technical guitar playing, double bass drum, triggers, as much speed as possible and even a bit more, ferocity, evil...

Deathspell Omega - Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum

Fas - Ite, Maledicti, in Ignem Aeternum FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 15.07.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Norma Evangelium Diaboli
 
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Dealing with subjects such as Satanism and the occult, however approached at a metaphysical level, Deathspell Omega is a distinct presence in extreme metal, while also being the most important exponent of the organization and label Norma Evangelium Diaboli....

Queens of the Stone Age - Era Vulgaris

Era Vulgaris FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 12.07.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Interscope Records
 
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In cooperation with a lot of artists (what you see above is just the touring band), Joshua Homme released an album that continues the experimental line started when bass player and brain of the band Nick Oliveri left, on Lullabies...

Behemoth - The Apostasy

The Apostasy FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 02.07.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Century Media
 
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The Apostasy is essentially a similar album to Demigod, which is surprising if we look at the significant style differences between the last Behemoth albums. Even though Nergal&Co. Chose to keep the death metal line taken with Demigod, The...

Velvet Revolver - Libertad

Libertad FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 01.07.2007
RECORD COMPANY: RCA Records
 
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I had been waiting for a long time to see who would win the style duel: Weiland and his depression or the merry bunch of Guns’N’Roses? Libertad gives me the answer: it is serene and commercial almost all the...

Amaran's Plight - Voice in the Light

Voice in the Light FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 26.06.2007
RECORD COMPANY: ProgRock Records
 
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Amaran's Plight is one of the possible answers to the question: what does Gary Wehrkamp do between two Shadow Gallery albums. What he does is release a conceptual prog rock album, with metal at the ends (i.e. on the...

Candlemass - King of the Grey Islands

King of the Grey Islands FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 22.06.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Nuclear Blast Records
 
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Candlemass have managed without Marcolin before, so I hoped the new album would be without problems, especially since the replacement is Robert Lowe (Solitude Aeturnus, another mainstay of the doom scene). And I was not mistaken; King of the...

Dimension F3h - Does The Pain Excite You ?

Does The Pain Excite You ? FORMAT: CD
REALEASE DATE: 18.06.2007
RECORD COMPANY: Dark Essence Records
 
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It has almost become a rule for a great number of bands with their roots in Norwegian black metal to switch their direction to the industrial/electro area. For Dimension F3H this is less peculiar, if we consider that the...