• The Afterimage – Eve

    We all know bands that have difficult roads to their first full-length albums. Sometimes the journey is so difficult...

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  • Dylan Carlson – Conquistador

    Though solo albums can excel or plummet in multiple different directions, they virtually always follow one of two paths:...

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  • At The Gates – To Drink from the Night Itself

    In the build-up to the release of At The Gates’ sixth full-length, To Drink From The Night Itself, there...

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  • MICAWBER – Beyond the Reach of Flame

    If you're a fan of progressive death metal or thrash, you won't be immensely surprised by the elements...

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  • Skinless – Savagery

    I must admit, it’s quite refreshing when a record gives you exactly what is advertised. In a genre of...

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  • Silence Lies Fear – Shadows of the Wasteland

    The inbox provideth; all hail the mighty inbox! Today's album was submitted to us by a reader and for...

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  • LIVE REVIEW: Andrew W.K. with The Kickback at Chicago’s Vic Theater, May 12th, 2018

    There are only a handful of pure energy sources in the world that we as humans can rightly rely...

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  • Saxon – Thunderbolt

    South Yorkshire’s Saxon have been in the game a long, long time. Now in their 41st year as an...

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  • Voidthrone – Kur

    What happens every time you try to introduce someone to metal? No matter if you’re playing your favorite record,...

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  • LIVE REVIEW: Judas Priest, Saxon, and Black Star Riders at Washington D.C.’s The Anthem, March 18th, 2018

    “There’s a lot of us here,” a short blonde photographer in a patch-laden vest said, cycling through shots, deleting...

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  • LIVE REVIEW: Carpenter Brut at Chicago’s Concord Music Hall, April 26th, 2018

    Carpenter Brut is something of a hot item in the electronic scene. From mastermind Frank Hueso, the Poitiers-based electronic...

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  • Lautreamont – Silence of the Deceased

    “Experimental” and “avant-garde” may be the most overused and misapplied words in the entirety of the metal lexicon. Not...

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  • Morag Tong – Last Knell of Om

    Being an up and coming doom band in the UK is both a blessing and a curse. On one...

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  • Alkaloid – Liquid Anatomy

    Let’s take a deep breath together before we start; this one is a doozy. Breathe in. And out. OK,...

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  • Ihsahn – Ámr

    Just picture yourself sitting at the right side of a decades old career. Be honest with yourself: as you...

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  • Traditional Metal Rapidfire Roundup – Dream Tröll // Manacle // Spiral Skies

    We've been singing the praises of the Traditional Heavy Metal revival for a while now. The simple fact is...

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  • Rongeur – An Asphyxiating Embrace

    Sometimes, you need a record that is no-nonsense. You don’t always need a huge prog rock record packed to...

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  • Mos Generator – Shadowlands

    There’s a virtue to artists who don’t try to reinvent the wheel with every new release, instead focusing on...

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