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Arch Enemy - War Eternal

ARCH ENEMY “WAR ETERNAL”

Make no mistake about it, Michael Amott knows what he is doing and will sacrifice everything to make Arch Enemy the world’s most successful commercial melodic death metal band. The departure of his brother, Chris Ammott, seemed to be a blow to the camp, but he was soon replaced by ex-Arsis axe-slinger Nick Cordle. Cordle doesn’t miss a note here

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Sworn Enemy - Living on Borrowed Time

SWORN ENEMY “LIVING ON BORROWED TIME”

In this day and age of seven zillion metalcore bands that sounding exactly the same, it’s refreshing to hear an old-school, hardcore legend bring back a slab of refreshing, fist-to-your-face songs. While New York City’s Sworn Enemy may have gotten lost in the shuffle over the last 10-plus years, they never stopped creating their brand of hardcore mixed with thrash.

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Anti-Mortem - New Southern

ANTI-MORTEM “NEW SOUTHERN”

Anti-Mortem are part of a new breed of groove-infused, straight-to-the-gut, Southern metal, that is equal parts Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pantera. Though the average age of these Oklahoman’s is 21, they kick ass with the best and offer their own brand of mature riffs and songwriting skills.  Bob Marlette of Shinedown, Rob Zombie and Black Stone Cherry fame produced New Southern,

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Black Anvil - Hail Death

BLACK ANVIL “HAIL DEATH”

The pure exhilaration of black metal must be felt and not just listened to.  You should be able to feel the vocals seethe into your being, drums must be freight-train fast, guitars razor sharp.  So often, and from the beginning, production was an afterthought for this genre of metal,  so much so that it was considered blasphemy to even try

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Crowbar - Symmetry In Black

CROWBAR “SYMMETRY IN BLACK”

Kirk Windstein is the king of the heavy riff, and he and his band of merry men in Crowbar are back with a vengeance on Symmetry in Black. Crowbar have always been about tuning down and playing slow, thick, heavy riffs with no mercy. Windstein has made this group his main focus since leaving Down, and this is reflected 10

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Kyng - Burn the Serum

KYNG “BURN THE SERUM”

If you live under a rock and have not heard Kyng before, there is no doubt that you will soon. This Californian trio harkens to an era of heavy music when simplicity and great songwriting ruled. It is bluesy, ballsy and straight-to-the-gut rock ‘n roll. Everything about this Burn the Serum shines, and this is only Kyng‘s second release. It’s

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Eyehategod - Selftitled

EYEHATEGOD “SELF-TITLED”

This year is evidently the one for New Orleans metal!  First Down, then Crowbar and now Eyehategod. The sludge world rejoices! Being that this is Eyehategod‘s first release since 2000’s Confederacy of Ruined Lives, my expectations have been high for this self-titled album. They are no strangers to hard times and have lived through such tribulations as drug abuse, poverty,

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MIASMAL “CURSED REDEEMER”

The ways of the old … sounds like a song title, but in all actuality, it’s the death metal style that Miasmal conjure on their new release, Cursed Redeemer. These Swedes dance a fine line between death and thrash, but have the ability to make it sound fresh. The album has a razor-sharp feel to it.  The riffs are solid,

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Ferium - Reflections

FERIUM “REFLECTIONS”

Israel is becoming quite the hotbed of metal.  It stands to reason that this music would rise in popularity in an area of such violence and political unrest, though. Ferium are quite the interesting sounding band, as they mutate different genres into one outwardly aggressive assault on Reflections. Their influences range vastly boasting grooves similar to Pantera, Chimaira and Devildriver,

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SHADOW HOST “APOCALYPTIC SYMPHONY”

Well now, this is something new: A Russian power/thrash band with a name like Shadow Host has got to kick ass, right? Generally, Russia isn’t known as a hotbed of metal, but they are making strides in this department. Being that this is Shadow Host‘s fifth album, I am a bit surprised I haven’t had them grace my ears before

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Arch Enemy - War Eternal

ARCH ENEMY “WAR ETERNAL”

Make no mistake about it, Michael Amott knows what he is doing and will sacrifice everything to make Arch Enemy the world’s most successful commercial

Anti-Mortem - New Southern

ANTI-MORTEM “NEW SOUTHERN”

Anti-Mortem are part of a new breed of groove-infused, straight-to-the-gut, Southern metal, that is equal parts Lynyrd Skynyrd and Pantera. Though the average age of

Black Anvil - Hail Death

BLACK ANVIL “HAIL DEATH”

The pure exhilaration of black metal must be felt and not just listened to.  You should be able to feel the vocals seethe into your

Crowbar - Symmetry In Black

CROWBAR “SYMMETRY IN BLACK”

Kirk Windstein is the king of the heavy riff, and he and his band of merry men in Crowbar are back with a vengeance on

Kyng - Burn the Serum

KYNG “BURN THE SERUM”

If you live under a rock and have not heard Kyng before, there is no doubt that you will soon. This Californian trio harkens to

Eyehategod - Selftitled

EYEHATEGOD “SELF-TITLED”

This year is evidently the one for New Orleans metal!  First Down, then Crowbar and now Eyehategod. The sludge world rejoices! Being that this is

MIASMAL “CURSED REDEEMER”

The ways of the old … sounds like a song title, but in all actuality, it’s the death metal style that Miasmal conjure on their

Ferium - Reflections

FERIUM “REFLECTIONS”

Israel is becoming quite the hotbed of metal.  It stands to reason that this music would rise in popularity in an area of such violence

SHADOW HOST “APOCALYPTIC SYMPHONY”

Well now, this is something new: A Russian power/thrash band with a name like Shadow Host has got to kick ass, right? Generally, Russia isn’t