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Unjustly Labeled Beholder
On their third album, Unjustly Labeled deliver a drone-y industrial metal hybrid that sounds like it was made from the worst nightmares... Dystopic synths, relentless rhythm section, and bleak vocals/lyrics make for an album that's worth the time and effort to sink in it. Favourite track: Divine Beholder. Stream/"name your price" download:
Diviner Fallen Empires
As Manos wrote in his review, the entire Greek metal scene lives and breathes for classic metal, hence the release of albums such as this is hardly surprising; stylistically, Diviner lie in between Iced Earth, and Judas Priest. Guitars are pointy and heavy, vocals are wailing most of the time, whereas the rhythm section has this reinvigorating thrashy feel that classic metal needs nowadays. The album is streaming at Spotify.
Neurotech Evasive
Neurotech have infused a good deal of melancholy in a sub-genre of dance music (trance) that was designed to induce the quite opposite spectrum of sentiments; Along with the soothing ambience and the discrete, yet ever present industrial touch, Evasive comes as one of the few, really interesting proposals for electronic music anno 2015. Favourite track: there's a handful of them but the melancholy of "The Resurface" always gets to me. Stream/"name your price" download:
Tau Cross Tau Cross
A collaboration between members of more (Amebix, Voivod) and lesser known (Misery and War//Plague) heavy/punk rock/metal outfits, the self-titled Tau Cross album does keep the appearances; Unfortunately, that's all there is to it, as beyond a certain point, songs sound same-y... Stream:
Spectral Wound Terra Nullius
Contrary to the usual affiliations of the black metal scene within the American Continent, Canada's Spectral Wound have endorsed the old school Scandinavian black metal ethics. In that darkness (sic), Terra Nullius may not come as innovating, yet its spite and franticness will surely keep it from wearing off any time soon. Favourite track: A Noble Rot. Stream:
Onirik Casket Dream Veneration
If we are to believe the issued-in-Bandcamp, press release stating that in the albums issued before Casket Dream Veneration, Onirik were merely an average black metal outfit from Portugal, then this album constitutes an unprecedented step of progress. At first glance, what's a display here is doomy, melodic black metal (in the vein of demo-tapes-era Thorns, Ved Buens Ende and the like) that comes as seemingly inadequate in terms of diverse song structures. However, Casket Dream Veneration earns its share of replay value, through the hypnotic/misty and recurring effect of the guitars, which may hint at the aforementioned outf
Thor Metal Avenger
Thor sound like they are satirizing every cliche about "epic metal"; truth is however, that they don't. In a nutshell, here's what Metal Avenger has in store; Standard arrangements - AC/DC meets early Judas Priest - support vocals soaked in falsettos, singing overly simplistic - and quite often hilarious - lyrics. The aforementioned said, the album safely files under the quote "average albums that are worth listening".

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  • smaugman1 yes
    November 28 07:48 AM
  • Wizard I like what I hear so far, thank you.Life is life, I have kids and my job takes up the rest. Hope you've been doing good too!
    November 27 07:39 PM
  • smaugman1 do you know some mod that can help me? smaugman has been banned for 1,5 months now
    November 27 12:32 PM
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    November 27 04:38 AM
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