Articles tagged metal

Scorpions: Return to Forever

The German veterans sound remarkably like their classic selves on their new LP.

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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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He Whose Ox Is Gored - “Zelatype” (audio) (premiere)

The Seattle band contrasts bright and dark to spellbinding effect on their new track.

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Heat Dust - “I Warm My Hands” (audio) (premiere)

Metal meets the darker side of post-punk on this brooding new track by the New Orleans band.

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Locrian: Infinite Dissolution

Locrian can branch out while still laying it on thick. In other words, they can have it both ways.

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Uncle Acid and the Deadbeats: The Night Creeper (take 2)

Uncle Acid only finds pastiche, not new sounds to explore, on The Night Creeper.

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Twin Lords - “Stoned Cutter” (audio) (premiere)

The sludge/noise band takes things into particularly dark territory on their punishing new track.

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10 Sep 2015 // 2:10 AM

Myrkur: M

M is a black metal album at heart, haunting and evocative.

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8 Sep 2015 // 4:00 AM

Gojira Is a Sight to Behold

After a performance like this, it’s hard not to be consumed by hyperbole and declare Gojira the best live metal act on the planet right now.

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Iron Maiden: The Book of Souls

Instead of coasting like a legacy act, the metal greats push themselves like never before on their 16th album.

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Gaytheist + Rabbits - ‘GAY*BITS’ (album stream) (premiere)

Two of Portland's best underground bands join forces for a raucous and highly enjoyable split album.

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Thy Catafalque - “Alföldi Kozmosz” (audio) (premiere)

Tamás Kátai's latest composition approaches the concept of folk metal with his usual grace.

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Lamb of God: VII: Sturm und Drang

The band's blueprint hasn’t changed nor have they compromised creativity. Lamb of God is everything a metal band should be in 2015.

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10 Aug 2015 // 11:28 AM

Mötley Crüe Is in the Home Stretch of Its Final Tour

Mötley Crüe is kicking off the last stretch of the final tour of its career, an 18-month global farewell that will culminate at the end of the year with three shows at Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.

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Blood and Thunder: Black Sabbath’s ‘Sabotage’ at 40

In 1975, with lawyers in the studio and a financial empire crumbling, Black Sabbath fought back with their last classic album of the decade.

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Kylesa - “Lost and Confused” (audio) (premiere)

The new track by the Georgia band further refines their hybrid of heavy music and psychedelic rock.

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Demon Eye: Tempora Infernalia

The North Carolina outfit unleashes a furious, heavy record, but don't let that fool you into thinking this is a one-trick pony.

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Faith No More: The Real Thing and Angel Dust (Reissues)

While not exactly half-assed, Rhino's reissues of Faith No More's best-known albums aren't quite as good as they could be. The Real Thing finally gets a much-needed remaster, at least.

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Between the Buried and Me: Coma Ecliptic

Coma Ecliptic is an exquisite masterpiece that once again proves why Between the Buried and Me is leading the progressive metal movement.

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When Slayer Screams About Dying, You Feel Alive

When the latest incarnation of Slayer walked onto a stage full of Marshall stacks and upside-down crosses, it was a chance to see how a band long obsessed with death was coping with its aftermath.

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Robert DeLong Upgraded for 'In the Cards' (Rough Trade Photos + Tour Dates)

// Notes from the Road

"Robert DeLong ups his musical game with his new album In the Cards and his live show gets a boost too.

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