Due via Frontiers Music, the latest slab from Quiet Riot, One Night In Milan, delivers a satisfying dose of aural adrenaline for those who still crave “the noize.”
Whitechapel’s newest effort, The Valley - via Metal Blade Records - is a solid album from a band that not only melts faces, but continues to evolve and stay relevant.
As a stoner fanboy, Seasons ticks a lot of bell-bottom boxes, but the delicate chaos makes for an uneven listen. That said, Ruff Majik are a easily on of the top bands in the country that are worth watching as they grow into a monster.
Out now via Steamhammer, Partisan demonstrates that Sodom have got through what could have been a risky period, emerging in fine form and with fire in their hearts.
A fitting celebration of twenty years in the music industry, 'Twenty' is a suitably nostalgic trip for fans of emo kings Taking Back Sunday while, at the same time, setting things up nicely for the future.
Flotsam and Jetsam, always on the cusp of thrash greatness, pair up AFM Records and deliver The End of Chaos, an exceptional album that’s their best to date when it comes to technical prowess.
Thirteen albums into their career and, following the tragic death of frontman Brett Hoffmann, death metal stalwarts Malevolent Creation regrouped and have returned with The 13th Beast, their most savage offering to date.
Viewed holistically, Nyctophilia’s Ad Mortem Et Tenebrae is an enjoyable black metal listen, but not a memorable one, despite its authentic efforts at second-wave mimicry.
From the multi-talented Noctis comes Nachteule’s new release, Bergdorf, via Wolfspell Records. A beautifully atmospheric journey which requests to be savoured with your full attention.
Out January 25th on Century Media, Swallow the Sun’s new album, When A Shadow Is Forced Into The Light, is a mournful, emotional journey of epic proportions.
Mixing hip-hop, punk, metal and lashings of unbridled vitriol, Strength In Numb333rs, the debut album from Fever 333 is exactly the kind of album that sums up the unrest drenching America. Read our thoughts on one of the most exciting albums of the year.
Soilwork’s newest entry in their catalogue of unique death metal, Verkligheten - out January 11th on Nuclear Blast - is yet another solid outing that’s well worth checking out.
On their second full-length, Earthbeat, due via Tenacity Music, Switzerland’s Colossus Fall successfully manage to combine progressive metal’s discordant experimentalism and sludge’s filthy riffs with the infectious, driving urgency of hardcore.
Life Sucks... Let’s Dance is ska-punk at its finest! Reel Big Fish have been at it for almost thirty years and, with this release via Rock Ridge Music, are clearly still at the top of their game.
Fa Ia! Ia! Hold those year-end lists, death metal fans, for H.P. Lovecraft devotees Sulphur Aeon are rising from the depths as the year prepares to draw its final breath, to deliver their newest masterpiece, The Scythe of Cosmic Chaos, via Ván Records!
Melding elements of power and progressive metal, Infinita Symphonia’s third album, Liberation (out now via My Kingdom Music), is a compelling listen that pays off at the very end.
Richard Z. Kruspe’s passion for guitars, rock n’ roll and musical innovation in general shine through on A Million Degrees, Emigrate’s third album.
After a decade-long break, Forest of Shadows have returned with Among the Dormant Watchers via Inverse Records. Seeping with atmosphere and emotion, it’s one for fans old and new, and any doom metal connoisseurs.
Out today, via Spinefarm Records, Storm the Gates is predictable, forgettable and should be downright offensive to any OG Venom fan.
Trollwar’s Oath of the Storm proudly waves the folk-metal banner and suggests this band is destined for truly great things.