ALL Album Review

Napalm Death meets Anaal Nathrakh and Fukpig - three of Birmingham’s finest show they are Born to Murder The World.
on Aug 21, 2018
New Gods, out September 7th on The End Records, is the newest release from Canadian trio Cauldron, and it’s another solid entry in their catalogue of straightforward, unpretentious classic heavy metal.
on Aug 21, 2018
Nottingham tech-metal chaps The Five Hundred are a beast of a band but does their debut album Bleed Red match the standard of their previously released EP's?
on Aug 21, 2018
Spain’s Empty balance desolation and aggression beautifully on Vacio (Osmose Productions), an album that is at once a pleasure and a torture to listen to.
on Aug 19, 2018
Recorded live in Paris on December 7, 2017 — the final night of Alice Cooper’s enormously successful Paranormal world tour, A Paranormal Evening at The Olympia Paris is fresh and ferocious — a relevant and raw, career-spanning collection.
on Aug 18, 2018
Rainier Fog puts it all on the line; chugging guitars, pounding bass riffs, killer drums and signature William DuVall/Jerry Cantrell high/low harmonic choruses that can be called nothing but classic Alice in Chains.
on Aug 17, 2018
In The Whale, a dynamic duo from Colorado, just released their fifth EP Dopamine and have amazed us with their sound. Heavy, high-powered and loud, you get a hefty dose of rock in five solid tracks with an acoustic taste at the end of the record.
on Aug 15, 2018
Mixed and mastered by Dan Korneff (Breaking Benjamin, Paramore), the self-titled, full-length debut record from Belmont is an explosive collection — one bursting with heart-stopping urgency.
on Aug 14, 2018
If we were to describe Mantar’s new Nuclear Blast release The Modern Art of Setting Ablaze in terms of baseball, we would say that they emphatically knocked it out of the park. It’s searingly brutal.
on Aug 13, 2018
Manes now live life as an art-fused experimental rock outfit that is quite hard to pin down. The latest offering, Slow Motion Death Sequence, is listenable and flows well, but it might struggle to find a market.
on Aug 12, 2018
Dee Snider’s first metal album is a lot of fun. Thought there are hard-hitting tracks and classic Dee vocals, overall it falls a little short of the mark.
on Aug 12, 2018
Uniform put out stomping industrial riffs with a twist of melody. The Long Walk is an album that revels in its humanity, as pained, flawed, and contradictory as that spirit is.
on Aug 09, 2018
Void Ritual’s Death is Peace represents the sharp end of grief, the white-hot anger that broils and writhes and lashes out, and yet is tempered by the depressing fact of one’s own inevitable demise.
on Aug 08, 2018
Maybe As It Is do have good intentions with the style and sound change on record number three, but something about The Great Depression - out August 10th on Fearless Records - feels insincere.
on Aug 07, 2018
A good progressive technical death metal record, Aethereus’ Absentia is only lacking in truly memorable riffs.
on Aug 06, 2018
Japanese dance/metalcore act Crossfaith dive into their usual EDM/metalcore blend with their fifth album, “Ex Machina“ and, while occasionally on-point, the album suffers overall from too many forgettable moments.
on Aug 05, 2018
Threnody is the latest release for Rottweiler Records’ extreme metal act Death Requisite. The first three songs of this EP are full performances, with the last three being instrumental versions of the first half.
on Aug 05, 2018
Halestorm are in fine form, and Vicious has all the elements to make it go down as a modern classic.
on Aug 03, 2018
If the artwork turns you off, this record was never intended for you. If you’re on board with it, then Pink Mass’ Necrosexual is one of the most invigorating and vital extreme metal records to be released in recent times.
on Aug 02, 2018
Skeletonwitch’s Devouring Radiant Light comfortably straddles multiple genres of extreme metal while still effectively retaining appeal to fans within each of those sub-genres; a mature expression overall, but lacking some of the grit of prior offerings.
on Aug 02, 2018

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