Reviews, December 2014

11 Paranoias – Stealing Fire from Heaven
81 db – A Blind Man’s Dream
Agnosia – A Blot on the Landscape
Alkoholizer – Free Beer… Surf’s Up

Ancient Dome – Cosmic Gateway to Infinity
Aphonic Threnody – When Death Comes
Black Map – …And We Explode

Blind Guardian – Twilight of the Gods
Cruachan – Blood for the Blood God
Darkenhöld – Castellum

Elvenstorm – Blood Leads to Glory
Empire 21 – Empire 21
First Aid – Nursed
Haken – Restoration
Harem Scarem – Thirteen
Hooded Menace – Gloom Immemorial
In This Moment – Black Widow
Isole – The Calm Hunter
Korzus – Legion
Mandrágora – First Attack
Messiah’s Kiss – Get Your Bulls Out!
Mindwars – The Enemy Within
Mors Principium Est – Dawn Of the 5th Era

Neonfly – Strangers in Paradise
Renegade – Thunder Knows No Mercy
Serpent Venom – Of Things Seen & Unseen
Solefald – Norrønasongen. Kosmopolis Nord
Taake – Stridens Hus
The Boy That Got Away – The Boy That Got Away
The German Panzer – Send Them All To Hell
The Moon and the Nightspirit – Holdrejtek

Tormenter – Prophetic Deceiver
Tormentress – Operation Torment
Twilight Zone – The Beginning
Usurpress – Ordained
Usnea – Random Cosmic Violence
Various Artists – Christmas Carnage
Witherscape – The New Tomorrow
Wretch – Warriors

Reviews, November 2014

Adimiron – Timelapse
Amadeus Awad’s Eon – The Book of Gates
Anima Morte – Upon Darkened Stains
Anthrax – Chile On Hell
Arcade Messiah – Arcade Messiah
Avenger – The Slaughter Never Stops
Axenstar – Where Dreams Are Forgotten
Bethlehem – Hexacosioihexekontahexaphobia
Black Crown Initiate – The Wreckage of Stars
Black Fate – Between Visions & Lies
Blues Pills – Blues Pills (Matt)
Bloodbound – Stormborn

Born From Pain – Dance with the Devil
Born of Fire – Dead Winter Sun
Carcass – Surgical Remission / Surplus Steel
Cloudkicker – Live with Intronaut
Crazy Lixx – Crazy Lixx

Cripper – Hyëna
Cryoshell – Cryoshell
Distance – I
Divine Ascension – Liberator
Ewigheim – 24/7
Excel – Split Image
Ghost Brigade – IV – One With The Storm
Grorr – The Unknown Citizens
Hang the Bastard – Sex in the Seventh Circle
Harmony – Theatre of Redemption
Inquisitor – Walpurgis – Sabbath of Lust
Job For A Cowboy – Sun Eater
Kaipa – Sattyg
Kontrust – Explositive

Lawless – R.I.S.E.
Machine Head – Bloodstone and Diamonds
MindMaze – Back from the Edge
Mob Rules – Timekeeper 20th Anniversary Box

Monster Magnet – Milking the Stars: A Re-imagining of Last Patrol
My Name Is Janet – Big Unveiling in the Town of Dead
Ne Obliviscaris – Citadel
Nightingale – Retribution
Neoplasmah – Auguring the Dusk of a New Era
Nubian Rose – Mental Revolution
Pain of Salvation – Falling Home
Pig Destroyer – Mass & Volume
Postmortem – The Bowls of Wrath
Primordial – Where Greater Men Have Fallen
Rancid – …Honor is All We Know

Rated X – Rated X
Raunchy – Vices.Virtues.Visions.
Rigoni, Alberto – Overloaded
Riot V – Unleash the Fire

Saille – Eldritch
Scar For Life – World Entwined
Senser – Stacked Up XX
Soen – Tellurian
Soulburn – The Suffocating Darkness
Spider Kitten – Behold Mountain. Hail Sea. Venerate Sky. Bow Before Tree
Starbynary – Dark Passenger
Ten – Albion
Thanatos – Global Purification
Thomas Giles – Modern Noise
Unearth – Watchers of Rule
United Progressive Fraternity – Fall in Love with the World
Vanir – The Glorious Dead
Wicked Sensation – Adrenaline Rush

Reviews, October 2014

…And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead – IX
Allen/Lande – The Great Divide
Amaranthe – Massive Addictive
Ancestral Legacy – Terminal
At the Gates – At War With Reality
Atkins May Project – Empire of Destruction

Audrey Horne – Pure Heavy
Beyond Creation – Earthborn Evolution
Cavalera Conspiracy – Pandemonium
Cea Serin – The Vibrant Sound of Bliss and Decay

Chainfist – Scarred
Dalton – Pit Stop
Devilment – The Great and Secret Show
Devin Townsend Project – Z²

Exodus – Blood in Blood Out
Grim Ordeal – A Tragedy Unfolds
Hellish Outcast – Stay of Execution
House of X – House of X
Inter Arma – The Cavern
Khaøs – Risen
King Diamond – Dreams of Horror

Mastercastle – Enfer [De La Bibliothèque Nationale]
Midnight Sin – Sex First
Mono – The Last Dawn // Rays of Darkness
Obituary – Inked in Blood
Obsidian Kingdom – Mantiis

Ordo Inferus – Invictus Et Aeternus
Phi – Now the Waves of Sound Remain
Revocation – Deathless
Ruinside – 10 Forms of Dominion
Sanctuary – The Year the Sun Died
Sarea – This Is Not Goodbye
Scar Symmetry – The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) (Reinier)
Scar Symmetry – The Singularity (Phase I – Neohumanity) (Rob)

Slash feat. Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators – World on Fire
Sonata Arctica – Ecliptica Revisisted: 15th Anniverasy Edition
Starkill – Virus of the Mind

Stryper – Live at the Whisky
Swedish Hitz Goes Metal – Volume II
Tental – Expectancy

The Melvins – Hold It In
Three Sixes – Know God, No Peace…
Transatlantic – KaLIVEoscope

Triosphere – The Heart of the Matter
Walking Dead On Broadway – Aeshma
Warrant – Metal Bridge
While Heaven Wept – Suspended at Aphelion
Winterfylleth – The Divination of Antiquity
Zombiefication – Procession Through Infestation

Reviews, September 2014

220 Volt – Walking in Starlight
Algebra – Feed the Ego
Alternative 4 – The Obscurants

Amplifier – Mystoria
Aphyxion – Earth Entangled
Avenged Sevenfold – Waking the Fallen: Resurrected
Bloodwork – World Without End
Bonamassa, Joe – Different Shades of Blue
Brutally Deceased – Black Infernal Vortex
Bullet – Storm of Blades

Cannibal Corpse – A Skeletal Domain
Daydream XI – The Grand Disguise

Deed In Karma – Good Dog
Dioramic – Supra
Eden Circus – Marula
Emergency Gate – Infected
Enchant – The Great Divide
Evergrey – Hymns for the Broken
Faithsedge – The Answer of Insanity
Falloch – This Island, Our Funeral
Flying Colors – Second Nature
Grand Design – Thrill of the Night
Hackett, Steve – Genesis Revisited: Live at The Royal Albert Hall
Halcyon Way – Conquer
Horn of the Rhino – Summoning Deliverance
Houston – Relaunch II

Iamthemorning – Belighted
Innsmouth – The Shadow Over Innsmouth
Kissin’ Dynamite – Megalomania
Lelahell – Al Insane…The (Re)Birth of Abdarrahmane
Lord Volture – Will To Power
Lyriel – Skin and Bones
Meshuggah – I
Meshuggah – The Ophidian Trek
Mr. Big – …The Stories We Could Tell
Perihelion – Nap Fele Néz

Project Arcadia – A Time of Changes
Red Zone Rider – Red Zone Rider
Saint Rebel – Saint Rebel
Sea – Sea
Shaman’s Harvest – Smokin’ Hearts & Broken Guns
Sorrows Path – Doom Philosophy
Synaptik – The Mechanisms of Consequence
The Contortionist – Language (Cristina)
The Contortionist – Language (Rob)
The Prophecy23 – Untrue Like a Boss
The Tea Party – The Ocean at the End
Threshold – For the Journey
van Even, Hans – Stardust Requiem
Weiss, Adrian – Easy Game
Work of Art – Framework
Xerath – III

Reviews, August 2014

A Road To Damascus – Retrospect
Accept – Blind Rage
Adrenaline Rush – Adrenaline Rush

Bowness, Tim – Abandoned Dancehall Dreams
Cancer – Death Shall Rise
Creation’s End – Metaphysical
Crimson Shadows – Kings Among Men
Damnations Day – Invisible, The Dead
Dark Fortress – Venereal Dawn
DGM – Momentum
Dictated – The Deceived
Disperse – Living Mirrors

Emil Bulls – Sacrifice to Venus
Entombed A.D. – Back to the Front
Frozen Ocean – The Dyson Swarm
Garagedays – Passion of Dirt
Gilbert, Paul – Stone Pushing Uphill Man
Godsmack – 1000hp
HammerFall – (r)Evolution

Hannon, Frank – Gypsy Highway
Hemina – Nebulae
Hyperial – Blood and Dust
J.B.O – Nur die Besten werden alt
Knifeworld – The Unravelling

LaBrie, James – Impermanent Resonance
Long Distance Calling – The Flood Inside
Marsden, Bernie – Shine
Maybeshewill – Fair Youth
Miss Behaviour – Double Agent
Moetar – Entropy of the Century
Morse, Neal – Songs from November
My Soliloquy – The Interpreter
Neverworld – Visions of Another World
Opeth – Pale Communion
Pinnick Gales Pridgen – PGP 2
Sólstafir – Ótta
State of Salazar – All the Way
Steve Rothery Band – Live in Rome
Tarja Turunen & Mike Terrana – Beauty & the Beat
Temtris – Shallow Grave
TesseracT – Altered State
The Haunted – Exit Wounds
The Safety Fire – Mouth of Swords
Tramp, Mike – Museum
Upon a Burning Body – The World Is My Enemy Now
Villainy – The View from My Ivory Tower
X-Drive – Get Your Rock On
Yes – Heaven & Earth

Reviews, July 2014

Age of Artemis – The Waking Hour
Anathema – Distant Satellites
AOR – L.A Connection
Blues Pills – Blues Pills (Patrik)
Burzum – Sôl austan, Mâni vestan
Cannabis Corpse – From Wisdom to Baked

Chicago – Now (Chicago XXXVI)
Crystal Eyes – Killer
Demonic Resurrection – The Demon King
Entrails – Resurrected from the Grave (Demo Collection)
Fozzy – Do You Wanna Start a War
Hall, Gregory Lynn – Heaven to Earth
Grave Digger – Return of the Reaper
Iron Man – Generation Void
Iron Man – The Passage

Krisiun – Arise From Blackness
Mastodon – Once More ‘Round the Sun
Mayhem – Esoteric Warfare
Neopera – Destined Ways
Night By Night – NxN
Nugent, Ted – Shutup&Jam!
OverKill – White Devil Armory
Reaper – An Atheist Monument

Septic Flesh – Mystic Places of Dawn
White, Jack – Lazaretto

Reviews, June 2014

4th Dimension – Dispelling the Veil of Illusions
Acacia Avenue – Cold
Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite
Amberian Dawn – Magic Forest
Arch Enemy – War Eternal
Axegressor – Last
Channel Zero – Kill All Kings
Cloven Hoof – Resist or Serve
Dawn – Darker
Desecration – Cemetery Sickness
Equilibrium – Erdentemple

Falconer – Black Moon Rising
Finntroll – Natten med de levande Finntroll
Grace Disgraced – The Primal Cause: Womanumental
Holy Moses – Redefined Mayhem
Illdisposed – With the Lost Souls On Our Side

Kenziner – The Last Horizon
Madball – Hardcore Lives
Mekong Delta – In a Mirror Darkly
Michael Schenker & Friends – Blood of the Sun
Mother of Millions – Human
Night Mistress – Into the Madness

Night Ranger – High Road
Noveria – Risen

Perfect Beings – Perfect Beings
Purple Hill Witch – Purple Hill Witch
Saga – Sagacity
Septic Flesh – Titan
Seven – 7
Seven That Spells – The Death and Resurrection of Krautrock: IO
Stille Volk – La Pèira Negra
Tankard – R.I.B.
TDW – Music to Stand Around and Feel Awkward to
Tesla – Simplicity
The Chant – New Haven
The Winery Dogs – Unleashed in Japan
Thor – Only the Strong
Unisonic – For the Kingdom
Voyager – V
Zaum – Oracles

Reviews, May 2014

21Octayne – Into the Open
Adamantra – Act II: Silent Narratives
Barbarian Prophecies – XIII
Bombs of Hades – Atomic Temples
Brood of Hatred – Skinless Agony
California Breed – California Breed

Captain Black Beard – Before Plastic
Cobra – To Hell
Crowbar – Symmetry in Black

Deathrage – Down in the Depth of Sickness
Delirium Tremens – Read My Fist
Die Apokalyptischen Reiter – Tief.Tiefer
Diesel – Into the Fire
Divine Chaos – A New Dawn in the Age of War
Dust Bolt – Awake the Riot
Epica – The Quantum Enigma

Gus G. – I Am the Fire
Hidden Intent – Walking Through Hell
Holy Shire – Midgard

Insomnium – Shadows of the Dying Sun
IQ- The Road of Bones
Killer Be Killed – Killer Be Killed
Nightmare – The Aftermath
Ninth Circle – Legions of the Brave
Ocean Chief – Universums Härd
Perfect View – Red Moon Rising
Rage – The Soundchaser Archives
Rik Priem’s Prime – Rik Priem’s Prime
Sabaton – Heroes
Schon, Neal – So U
Sinister – The Post-Apocalyptic Servant
Sonic Station – Next Stop
The Sorcerer – A Graveyard of Fallen Dreams
Timo Tolkki’s Avalon – Angels of the Apocalypse
Tusmørke – Riset Bak Speilet

Vader – Tibi et Igni
Vallenfyre – Splinters
Wizz Acoustic – Rock Lives On

Reviews, April 2014

A.C.T – Circus Pandemonium
Aborted – The Necrotic Manifesto
Anti-Mortem – New Southern
Anubis Gate – Horizons
Architects – Lost Forever//Lost Together
Arckanum – Fenris Kindir
Astra – Broken Balance
Below – Across the Dark River
Bertoni, Alessandro – Keystone
Black Label Society – Catacombs of the Black Vatican
Blood Runs Deep – Into the Void
Bormann, Michael – Love Is Magic
Brainstorm – Firesoul

Brother Firetribe – Diamond in the Firepit
Death – Leprosy (reissue)
Delain – The Human Contradiction
Devil You Know – The Beauty of Destruction
Diabulus in Musica – Argia
E-Force – The Curse

Edge of Thorns – Insomnia
Edguy – Space Police – Defenders of the Crown
Harlott – Origin
Helstar – This Wicked Nest

Kill Ritual – The Eyes of Medusa
Loudblast – Burial Ground
Morning Dwell – Morning Dwell
Neckbreak Nation – Stroke of the Devil’s Hour
Nocturnal Breed – Napalm Nights
Olzon, Anette – Shine
Portrait – Crossroads
Raspberry Park – Scratchin’ the Surface

Scream Arena – Scream Arena
Stream of Passion – A War of Your Own
Teramaze – Esoteric Symbolism
Three Lions – Three Lions
Triptykon – Melana Chasmata

Tritonus – Prison of Light
Vital Science – Imaginations on the Subject of Infinity
Wesley, John – Disconnect
Winger – Better Days Comin’
Xandria – Sacrificium

Reviews, March 2014

Airey, Don – Keyed Up
Alcest – Shelter
Alfahanne – Alfapokalyps
Anarchos – Descent into Maelstrom
Ancestors Blood – A Moment of Clarity
Asia – Gravitas

Bigelf – Into the Maelstrom
Blood Label – Skeletons
Caliban – Ghost Empire
Crystal Tears – Hellmade
Devil’s Heaven – Heaven on Earth
Five Dollar Crack Bitch – Dehumanization
Forgery – With These Fists
Free Spirit – All the Shades of Darkened Light
Furor – Blind Faith Revolver
Gamma Ray – Empire of the Undead
Holopainen, Tuomas – Music Inspired by The Life and Times of Scrooge
I Am Heresy – Thy Will
Incura – Incura

Karmamoi – Odd Trip
Kirk – Masquerade
Klogr – Black Snow
L.R.S – Down to the Core
Lacuna Coil – Broken Crown Halo
Linda & the Punch – Obsession
Lost Society – Terror Hungry
Massacre – Back from Beyond
Statement – Monsters
Noturnall – Noturnall
Paganizer – Cadaver Casket (On A Gurney To Hell) EP
Prematory – Corrupting Influence
Pretty Maids – Louder Than Ever
Ribspreader – Meathymns

RPWL – Wanted
Rustfield – Kingdom of Rust
Seventrain – Seventrain

Shadow Host – Apocalyptic Symphony
Shear – Katharsis
Sinbreed – Shadows

Sonata Arctica – Pariah’s Child
Statement – Monsters
Steel Panther – All You Can Eat
The Pretty Reckless – Going to Hell
Thy Worshiper – Czarna Dzika Czerwien

Trinity & Triage – Trinity & Triage
W.E.B – For Bidens
Words of Farewell – The Black Wild Yonder

Reviews, February 2014

Adrenaline Mob – Men of Honor
Airbag – The Greatest Show on Earth
Angra – Angels Cry 20th Anniversary Tour

Appearance Of Nothing – A New Beginning (Patrik)
Appearance of Nothing – A New Beginning (Reinier)
Bad Religion – Christmas Songs
Behemoth – The Satanist

Betzefer – The Devil Went Down to the Holy Land
Bodyguerra – Freddy … Nothing As It Seems
Captain Horizon – The Lights of Distorted Science
Cemetery Dance – Poser Zombies
Coldblooded – Unblessed
Conquest of Steel – Of Fire & Steel
Cooper, Alice – The Eyes of Alice Cooper/Dirty Diamonds
Cynic – Kindly Bent to Free Us
Def-Con-One – II
Distant Past – Utopian Void
Evans, Dave – Nothing to Prove
Flotsam and Jetsam – No Place for Disgrace 2014
Frequency Drift – Over
Glittertind – Djevelsvart

Hatriot – Dawn of the New Centurion
House of Lords – Precious Metal
Kampfar – Djevelmakt
Lay Down Rotten – Deathspell Catharsis

Lifesigns – Lifesigns
Light Bearer – Silver Tongue
Lurk – Kaldera
Martiria – R-evolution
Mord’A’Stigmata – Ansia

Mount Salem – Endless
Nugent, Ted – Motor City Mayhem/Sweden Rocks
Omnivore – Omnivore
One Machine – The Distortion of Lies and the Overdriven Truth
Osta Love – Good Morning Dystopia
Overland – Epic
Pripjat – Sons of Tschernobyl
Shadowdance – Future Negative Fantasy

Shrapnel – The Virus Conspires
Solstice – Death’s Crown is Victory
Soreption – Engineering the Void
Synaesthesia – Synaesthesia

The Fierce and the Dead – Spooky Action
Tribazik – Data Warfare
Vanden Plas – Chronicles of the Immortals: Netherworld (Path 1)
Vandenberg’s Moonkings – Vandenberg’s Moonkings
Vanishing Point – Distant is the Sun
W.E.T- One Live – In Stockholm
Watain – The Wild Hunt
Within Temptation – Hydra

Reviews, January 2014

Apocalyptica – Wagner Reloaded – Live in Leipzig
Artical – Illusion X
Blackfinger – Blackfinger
Bouillet, Bruce – The Order of Control
Chrome Division – Infernal Rock Eternal
Circle of Illusion – Jeremias – Foreshadow of Forgotten Realms
Circles – Infinitas
Cullooden – Silent Scream

Deicide – In the Minds of Evil
Edison’s Children – The Final Breath Before November
Ephel Duath – Hemmed by Light, Shaped by Darkness
Forever Storm – Tragedy
Grand Magus – Triumph and Power
Hazy Hamlet – Full Throttle
Iced Earth – Plagues of Babylon
Indomite – Theater of Time
Jack the Frost – Fool To Be Cool

Legion of the Damned – Ravenous Plague
Lovers Under Cover – Into the Night
Macabre – Dahmer
Majesty of Revival – Iron Gods
Mayan – Antagonise
Mind:Soul – The Way It Should Be
Nightwish – Showtime, Storytime

Pavic – Is War the Answer?
Pearl, Jizzy – Crucified

Persuader – The Fiction Maze
Pittman, Monte – The Power of Three
Pretty Wild – Pretty Wild
Primal Fear – Delivering the Black
Red Dragon Cartel – Red Dragon Cartel
Relocator – Relocator
Ring of Fire – The Battle of Leningrad
Roarback – Echoes of Pain
Salem – Forgotten Dreams
Silent Voices – Reveal the Change
Sister – Disguised Vultures
Sky Architect – A Billion Years of Solitude
The Vintage Caravan – Voyage
Thou Shell of Death – Sepulchral Silence
Transatlantic – Kaleidoscope
Tucana – Tucana

Vornth – Vornth
Zuffanti, Fabio – La Quarta Vittima