Napalm Records

DELAIN “THE HUMAN CONTRADICTION”

I’ll admit it right off the bat, symphonic metal is not usually my cup of tea.  I find it a bit boring for my tastes. When Delain‘s The Human Contradiction came across my desk, I decided to give it a spin anyway, and I was taken aback.  Charlotte Wessels haunting vocals, the groove-laden harmonies and the ultra superb production of

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The Graviators - Motherload

THE GRAVIATORS “MOTHERLOAD”

We see a ton of bands paying homage to the forefathers of metal and late-’60, early-’70s rock these days.  Some can pull it off, some sound like a rip off, and there’s a fine line in between. Sweden’s The Graviators are one of those bands that can pull it off, and they do in spades.  Their earthy tones, rolling bass,

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TROLLFEST – KAPTEIN KAOS

TrollfesT are slowly morphing into Diablo Swing Orchestra and here I am, not complaining one bit. The band is back with their sixth full-length album Kaptein Kaos, and it seems they’ve ramped up all the elements that make their music great. Where there was folkish glee in albums past, there is MORE folkish glee in Kaptein Kaos. Where there were

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CAVALERA CONSPIRACY PROMISES THEIR “FASTEST AND HEAVIEST RECORD YET!”

2014 kicked off with the awesome news that Cavalera Conspiracy had started recording their new album! As Max said in my interview with the legend last year, this record will be more of a brutal grindcore attack on our senses, which sounds absolutely incredible! Now we have a new update and my excitement level is at an all time high!

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NERVOSA IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE BAND!

Over the past few years there has been a huge buzz around Nervosa, and now I fully understand why! This all-female Brazilian thrash metal band is the real deal and I’m absolutely hooked! They will be unleashing their new record “Victim Of Yourself,” on March 11th via Napalm Records, and I’m here to say that it’s a fucking incredible record!

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Legion of the Damned

LEGION OF THE DAMNED “RAVENOUS PLAGUE”

Ahhhh … let’s roll in 2014 with a slab of  Netherlands-spawned thrash metal from Legion of the Damned.  LOTD, as they will be know as in the rest of this review, have been around the scene in one form or another since 1992, playing as Occult until 2005, and they are not afraid to show their thrash roots, and, sometimes

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devildriver

Devildriver “WINTER KILLS”

Devildriver’s sixth release, Winter Kills,  is based on the themes of death and rebirth, and it expresses this in more ways than one. This is their first album for Napalm Records, and first with new full-time bassist Christopher Towning.  While the traditional Devildriver sound is never abandoned, they exhibit a freedom that is absent from previous releases.  The musicianship shines

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Venomous Maximous

VENOMOUS MAXIMUS “BEG UPON THE LIGHT”

What do you get when you take a huge wall of stoner/doom metal, cross it with a favorable amount of the good NWOBHM, then top it with a massive riff?  You get the aptly titled Venomous Maximus.  This Texas band knows how to properly take their influences and meld them into their own brand of metal. Huge thanks to Napalm

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The Graviators - Motherload

THE GRAVIATORS “MOTHERLOAD”

We see a ton of bands paying homage to the forefathers of metal and late-’60, early-’70s rock these days.  Some can pull it off, some

TROLLFEST – KAPTEIN KAOS

TrollfesT are slowly morphing into Diablo Swing Orchestra and here I am, not complaining one bit. The band is back with their sixth full-length album

NERVOSA IS YOUR NEW FAVORITE BAND!

Over the past few years there has been a huge buzz around Nervosa, and now I fully understand why! This all-female Brazilian thrash metal band

devildriver

Devildriver “WINTER KILLS”

Devildriver’s sixth release, Winter Kills,  is based on the themes of death and rebirth, and it expresses this in more ways than one. This is