Metal

Psychological Cravings and Heavy Beasts: Igorrr Live London.

French breakcore rocks the capital and we fall in love with Laure...

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Suitably Complex Brutality: Red Before Black (Cannibal Corpse)

Focus, work ethic, rhythmic dexterity and lots of entrails...

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Death (Sentence) Metal: Not a Crime [Tarantist]

Iranian Metal goes one step further - TarantisT now sing in Farsi...

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Gloomy Doomy Scandi Metal Mashup (Monolord, Enisferum, Cardinals Folly)

Guts and Gusto win out whilst Grammar Gets Gutted. ...

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Fragarak: A Spectral Oblivion

Indian Experimental Black Metallers Fragarak demand an extended attention span...

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The real cost of music?

Suffering for your art is common practice, but is it worth dying for?...

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Will to Power (Arch Enemy)

Will to Power packs a furious punch, but have Arch Enemy released one of the metal Albums of the Year?...

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To Die For? Iranian Metallers Heterochrome Offer Melancholia Against All Odds

Progressive metal from Iran. Now that's extreme....

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Mindkult, No Funeral and Livid (Reviews)

Morbid, Miserable and Doomy as a 1990s first-person Shoot 'em Up. ...

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Enter the Arena (Warbeast)

Entering the arena is easy, but it takes killer death moves to get out alive. Can Warbeast provide?...

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Infintissimal to Infinite: Unparalleled Universe (Origin)

Speed, precision and ferocity: Prepare to be overwhelmed...

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The End is Nigh (Apocalypse Orchestra)

Here be monsters, here be hurdy gurdy. Folk metal, doom and drone, arr harr!...

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Glug! No Grave But the Sea (Alestorm)

Duelling keyboards, high energy rhythms, infectious vocal hooks, tales of wenches, mead, rum, beer, tequila, tacos, donkeys and nautical naughtiness... Alestorm bring the fun...

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Death, Thrash, Horror. No Garlic: With Primeval Force (Vampire)

Vampire's second album, With Primeval Force, has all the fangs it needs...

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Black Star Riders Announce New Sticksman (and Tour Dates)

New drummer, new dates. Black Star Riders bother Europe with a slew of live gigs ...

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As the Stages Burn: Arch Enemy Live at Wacken

Arch Enemy nail the always-tricky task of putting a live performance onto wax...

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Let fly the rasping growls and demonic riffery! Sacred/Scared (5Rand)

Italian thrash/groove/melodic death metal four piece 5RAND test the waters for their debut...

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Oozy Bluesy Doom: Sacred (The Obsessed)

Doom metal with passion and refinement - The Obsessed are back after a brief 23-year break...

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Loitered Lens: Tarja

Structured cheekbones and sharp imagery from the symphonic grandeur of Tarja at Koko...

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Tarja: The Shadow Queen Rocks KOKO

Baroque opulence and searing soprano vocals prove a perfect match at Koko...

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What’s A Xylosynth? Johnny DeAngelis (Interview)

None more metal than a xylosynth player....

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Loitered Lens: Annisokay

Gutteral teutonic metalcore screams juxtaposed with heartfelt vocal melodies - Annisokay live at Islington Academy 2. Photos...

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The Joy of Sex and Chestwigs (Tragedy)

Tragedy do one thing and they do it well...

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The Mystery of Roll: The Great Momentum (Edenbridge)

Lots of momentum, sure. But will the wheels fall off Edenbridge?...

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Valentine’s Deez (Comeback Kid/Deez Nuts)

Bonejarring, limbflinging downtuned hardcore, metal and slam provide an alternative to overpriced dinner and moodswings ...

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Triple Threat. Actually, Double Threat. But Still Threatening! (Annihilator)

Blistering solos and overwhelming speed/thrash grooves, even on acoustic dreadnoughts...

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Among the Ruins (Altar of Betelgeuze)

Stoner and Death metal combine (and combine well) on the Altar of Betelgeuze...

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Loitered Lens: Greenleaf

Photos from the Tommi and Arvid show as Greenleaf photosynthesise the Borderline...

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Loitered Lens: Meshuggah

Tech metal with a heart of groove, Meshuggah enliven the Kentish Town Forum. Photos...

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By The Hammers of Hephaestus!: Immortals (Firewind)

Firewind sing about ancient Greece in the same way Scandinavian power metal acts sing about Vikings. Review...

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