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Goatwhore Constricting Rage of the Merciless
On their latest release these New Orleans veterans finally knock an album out of the park pushed forward by their usual blackened deaththrash sound but spiced up a bit with some experimentation thrown in here and there. Now when I say "experimentation", I mean that one song displays melody while another flattens everything in its path with a crushing doom/death sound. I know that doesn't sound like much experimentation, but believe me for a band like Goatwhore, who prefer the ACDC route of progression, it is. Even the tracks where Goatwhore stick to their guns sound more inspired and memorable than usual. Just check out the opener which i
4.0
11.22.14
Megadeth Th1rt3en
3.0
11.20.14
Bongripper Miserable
4.0
11.10.14
In Flames Siren Charms
I'm beginning to find it harder and harder to find anything enjoyable in In Flames sound. On the past couple of releases there was always a song or two (Ropes, Alias, Where the Dead Ships Dwell) that stood out as redeemable but on this uninspired mess, there's not much. Parts of songs stick out, like the clean guitar in the intro of Rusted Nail and a memorable solo every now and then. Other than that though, all these songs are a variation of the same alternative metal template with an even more sub par singer than usual. Seriously Ander's performance is one for the history books.
2.0
11.10.14
Lord Mantis Death Mask
4.5
11.09.14
Midnight No Mercy for Mayhem
On their sophomore outing the masters of 80s throwback metal Midnight continue to rage harder than should be allowed. On "No Mercy for Mayhem" a perfect balance between high energy hardcore vibes and still fast but also melodic 80s first wave of black metal riffs. This is a fun album to say the least that will take you on a fast half hour ride and leave you going after the play button once again. Sure the album never steps out of its comfort zone, but on a release like this, that's perfectly fine. Best Songs: No Mercy for Mayhem, The Final Rape of Night, and Try Suicide
4.0
11.06.14
Cult of Luna Vertikal
On their latest album "Vertikal" Cult of Luna has released the best post metal album since the LPs released in the genres heyday of the mid 2000s. Verikal combines all the usual post metal tropes with a tinge of industrial and even electronic influences. This makes for an all the more interesting and unique listen and helps to paint a very bleak hopless image with the music. The listener can truly get the feel of a dystopian future from the instrumentation found all over this album. This is definitely an album drenched in symbolism and meaning that can easily be ranked along with the other masterpieces contained in their discography. Bes
4.5
11.02.14

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  • JasonHellhound YOU SUCK!
    March 19 08:16 PM
  • loneNLwolf Hey there, fellow Facelift song.
    November 6 12:31 PM
  • slipnslide every song is classic!
    May 7 01:33 PM
  • DirtyDan Yeah there really isn't such thing as a bad Amon Amarth song. They are probably the most consistently awesome band out there.
    April 22 01:46 PM
  • NodScene23 You got solid taste man!
    May 10 01:43 AM

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