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14 Oct 2014 // 2:05 AM

Revocation: Deathless

Deathless should cement Revocation as one of the top metal bands in the world, if they haven’t already reached such lofty heights on previous releases.

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14 Oct 2014 // 2:01 AM

Texas in July: Bloodwork

Texas in July is so lifeless that not even the transfusion of a whole new line-up can revive this corpse.

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Counterbalance No. 158 Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

Lashing out the action, returning the reaction. Weak are ripped and torn away. Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower. The 158th most acclaimed album of all time is here to stay. A 1986 metal landmark is this week's Counterbalance.

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9 Jul 2013 // 11:04 PM

Lesbian: Forestelevision

Heavy metal band Lesbian's third full-length release stands with some of the best progressive metal epics, but could use some cleaner, less murky production to showcase their classical fused into the alloy that is Forestelevision.

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Toxic Holocaust: From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction

Speed Metal slapstick with a nasty bite that will cause many to long for their old Sodom records.

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2 Nov 2011 // 10:00 PM

Megadeth: Th1rt3en

They may not be making headlines with their albums, but Megadeth is still one of the best thrash bands around, and this new album only adds to that reputation.

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27 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

Revocation: Chaos of Forms

Should this consistent improvement in Revocation’s musical quality keep up for all future albums, they will definitely be one of the most talented bands the Western extreme metal community has ever seen in ages.

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The Showdown: Blood in the Gears

Now that they've found their sound, the Tennessee group intensifies their Southern metal and thrash fusion to create their strongest album yet.

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21 Nov 2010 // 9:59 PM

Wretched: Beyond the Gate

Continuing the growth of the American melodic death metal scene, this young North Carolina quintet succeeds through experimentation and innovation.

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Bonded by Blood: Exiled to Earth

Young thrashers justify the hype of their debut by following it up with a concept album that positively slays.

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14 Jun 2010 // 10:00 PM

Armored Saint: La Raza

Veteran thrashers return after an eight-year hiatus with an album that will surprise fans at first, but will grow into a sure classic over time.

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2 Jun 2010 // 10:00 PM

Woe of Tyrants: Threnody

Ohio-based quintet Woe of Tyrants craft a magnificent album with a unique genre-fusing sound, proving that they have staying power beyond many of their peers.

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Living Sacrifice: The Infinite Order

After a three-year hiatus, Christian metal elders Living Sacrifice return in excellent form on The Infinite Order, their seventh studio album.

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Should John Bush Return to Anthrax?

The band's longtime vocalist has hinted at a possible reunion. Will this lead to a new era of success for Anthrax, or will the confusion and uncertainty of the past seven years continue?

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22 Mar 2010 // 10:00 PM

Taking Dawn: Time to Burn

This Las Vegas quartet has the potential to reinvigorate the world of hair metal with their fresh, fast debut.

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Letting the Freaks and Geeks Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

A growing list of bands unpopular with critics, but genre-defining nevertheless, is impatiently awaiting their admittance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

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Country Fried Rock: Drivin' N' Cryin' to Be Inducted into the Georgia Music Hall of Fame

// Sound Affects

""If Drivin' N' Cryin' sounded as good in the '80s as we do now, we could have been as big as Cinderella." -- Kevn Kinney

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