ALBUM REVIEW: Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain


The artwork that emblazons Municipal Waste’s Electrified Brain (Nuclear Blast) sets the scene as strongly as anything else could have: a Flying-V guitar violently piercing the left cheek of a skeletal head that’s also being shocked. That’s precisely what the nearly thirty-four-minute attack feels like. It’s a pummeling marathon of fun-loving ire, of bodacious violence. Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Conjurer – Páthos


I like to listen to music while in the car and it so just happens that one of my side hustles involves me spending a lot of time in my Volvo driving about. What, did you think that writing alone pays the bills? In this economy? Today I found myself listening to Conjurer’s latest LP, Páthos (Nuclear Blast), while doing the usual of routine of picking up packages and dropping them off elsewhere. Conjurer was working nicely for me, but I recall the confused look etched on the young woman’s face who gave me my coffee at the Dunkin’ drive-through.

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Machine Head Shares a New Single and Video for “Unhallowed”


Machine Head has dropped their second single, “Unhallowed,” from their upcoming new album, Of Kingdom and Crown (stylized as ØF KINGDØM AND CRØWN), due out August 26th, 2022 via Nuclear Blast/Imperium Records. Stream the single and watch the video “Unhallowed!”

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Behemoth Shares New Single and Video – “Off To War”


Behemoth previously announced their new album Opvs Contra Natvram will release on September 16th via Nuclear Blast/Believe. The album is available in a variety of formats and bundles now at the links below. The band also released a new single, their second from the new album, and a video for the track “Off to War” – following “Ov My Herculean Exile.” Watch the clip and stream the song below!. Catch the band on tour in North America with Arch Enemy, Napalm Death and Unto Others now, and all summer in Europe.

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ALBUM REVIEW: Bleed From Within – Shrine


 

I think I’ve made my point regarding redundant subgenres within metal quite obvious in past reviews. If you haven’t read those, then what are you waiting for? Go arm yourselves with knowledge. I only bring this up because after a few listens of Bleed From Within’s Shrine (Nuclear Blast) I have no idea exactly where to file them in the grand metal rolodex. And that is actually a good thing. Continue reading


Machine Head Shares Part II of Their New Album Behind The Scenes Video


Machine Head has dropped their second behind the scenes look at their new album, Of Kingdom and Crown, due out August 26th via Nucear Blast/Imperium Records. This episode freatues recording drums with Navene Koperweis (ex-Animals As Leaders, Entheos, Animosity)! Watch it now!

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ALBUM REVIEW: Black Void – Antithesis


In a time like the last few years, we all are looking for that good piece of news, that sense of accomplishment, that fix of dopamine, to keep us going. Sometimes the positivity, the harmony, the peace is just deafening and some gloom is needed. This is where Black Void resides with their debut release, Antithesis (Nuclear Blast). Born from the group’s other persona, White Void, of hard rock classification, is that good feeling inverse of what Black Void has put together. What that equates to is, crust punk competing with black metal to make a nihilistic ride through darkness.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Malevolence – Malicious Intent


The very title of Malevolence’s new record should tell you all you need to know about what to expect.

Malicious Intent (Nuclear Blast) is the third full-length release from the groove-meets-metalcore five-piece outfit hailing from the UK and follows up 2017’s Self Supremacy. Boasting all original members, Malevolence has returned with a vengeance, though one that is tempered.Continue reading


ALBUM REVIEW: Septicflesh – Modern Primitive


It’s hard to believe that influential Greek symphonic death metal outfit Septicflesh are now into their fourth decade. Even when people of a certain age [Happy big birthday yourself, Gaz! – Reviews Ed] try to improve matters by subtracting the four years of inactivity during the mid-2000s, the reality still sits unavoidably close to that same disconcerting landmark.Continue reading


Behemoth Shares New Single “Ov My Herculean Exile” – New Album Due Out This Fall


Behemoth has announced their new album Opvs Contra Natvram will release on September 16th via Nuclear Blast/Believe. The album is available in a variety of formats and bundles now at the links below. The band also released a new single and cinematic video for the track “Ov My Herculean Exile” which you can watch below. Catch the band on tour in North America with Arch Enemy, Napalm Death and Unto Others now, and all summer in Europe.

PHOTO CREDIT: Sylwia Makris and Christian Martin Weiss

PHOTO CREDIT: Sylwia Makris and Christian Martin Weiss

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