Articles tagged heavy metal

13 Jan 2016 // 2:30 AM

Secrets of the Moon: Sun

The German metal unit takes black metal and progressive metal to new extremes on their latest release.

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15 Dec 2015 // 2:00 AM

The Best Metal of 2015

In a year rife with division, one band brought metal fans worldwide together like no other.

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Amber Asylum - “TOT” (audio) (premiere)

The San Francisco band puts a neoclassical twist on a doom metal classic.

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Revocation: Empire of the Obscene

Nearly a decade on, the Boston band's debut holds up and stands to melt the other digital files in your collection.

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Whitechapel: The Brotherhood of the Blade

Whitechapel get fan support for this new live effort and demonstrate that the critics aren't necessarily part of that core following.

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Hound - “Cold Blooded” (audio) (premiere)

Nothing'll clear the fog of a November morning like some good, rampaging proto-metal.

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We Lost the Sea - “A Gallant Gentleman” (audio) (premiere)

The Australian band needs no words to tell a moving story.

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23 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Danzig: Skeletons

This long-awaited covers collection from the venerable vocalist features some surprising (and not-so-surprising) choices.

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Secrets of the Moon - “Hole” (video) (premiere)

Traces of classic gothic music creep into the latest track by the German black metal band.

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Honeymoon Disease - ‘The Transcendence’ (album stream) (premiere)

The Swedish band comes through with a searing new album. 'Scuse the pun.

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17 Nov 2015 // 2:15 AM

Manegarm: Manegarm

The latest in a long line of records from this collective brings us ear-to-ear with many facets of being a Viking warrior. And it is good.

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Swallow the Sun: Songs from the North

Songs from the North can be credited for its ambition, even as its ambition undercuts the uniqueness of its composite parts.

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11 Nov 2015 // 2:20 AM

Def Leppard: Def Leppard

A staggering rebirth from a band that many were all too happy to leave for dead.

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The Lion’s Daughter - “Four Flies” (audio) (premiere)

Doom meets noise on the St. Louis band's roaring new track.

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Shining: International Blackjazz Society

Shining continue to thrill with their latest studio LP, even if their playbook is more predictable this time around.

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Black Breath: Slaves Beyond Death

The Washington band take one giant leap forward on their latest LP and prove that they're one of the best bands of their kind.

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14 Oct 2015 // 1:20 AM

Satan: Atom By Atom

The reunited British heavy metal act returns for another metal massacre. 'Tis good. 'Tis good.

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Children of Bodom: I Worship Chaos

Having lost one longtime member before hasn't stopped Children of Bodom from dishing up another serving of their unique brand of metal.

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Monster Magnet: Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux)

Monster Magnet re-imagine one of their existing albums for the second time in two years, playing up the psychedelia without sacrificing the heaviness.

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Christian Mistress: To Your Death

True to form, Christian Mistress don’t attempt to be everything to everyone, but that hardly makes their virtues of limited appeal.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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