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Lamb of God VII: Sturm und Drang
Lamb of God are licking the wounds that Blythe's non-trivial ordeal carved on them, with a new album after 3 years. While VII... puts its money where the mouth of the Richmond VA bunch is for quite some time now, it also showcases a stylistical stagnation, especially in view of fresher, but terribly obscure homologous 2015 releases.
We Came As Romans We Came as Romans
There's much better metalcore out there right now (stop reading this and search for the Conquer Divide and Counterparts albums).
Black Trip Goin' Under
In the early '80s, Thin Lizzy had already made a critically acclaimed shift towards the newly emerging heavy metal scene, ending up with a hard rock/heavy metal hybrid that's relevant even in these times; Unfortunately, Lynott's fatal affinity for drugs and alcohol abuse halted what could have been from Thunder & Lightning onwards; Now, go fast forward some 30+ years; Black Trip from Sweden have all it takes to continue from where Thin Lizzy (and other important NWOBHM outfits) left off, especially in view of a sophomore new album that's due this September...
Skrew Universal Immolation
Skrew endorse the kind of industrialized metal that hints directly to the '90s, and admittedly, they have put their music where their mindset was. However, I'm merely a whining lad when I say that I would like the "industrial" factor - and killer tracks like "Rise" and "Universal Immolation" - to be more pronounced.
Evil Madness Bastards Get Rotten
Evil Madness come from Chile, hence their thrash comes as raw as the relevant Latin American tradition prompts. The above said, there are sparse technical outbursts and some great lead guitars that make things more interesting, however the arrangements tend to converge towards the end of the album. Favorite track: Beyond The Gate. Stream:
Psycho Choke No Place In My Soul
Psycho Choke from Thessaloniki, Greece deliver a seemless yet utterly ferrocious NWOAHM/metalcore masterclass. There's more where that came from though, as elements of Entombed metal emerge in the sound (courtesy of Jacob Hansen), whereas a crossover with old school heavy metal is evident either in the arrangements or the excellent lead guitars. If you liked this year's Lamb of God album, there's little chance you won't dig this as well. Favorite tracks: Drop Dead, No Place In My Soul, The Fine Art of Being Idle, The Raw Art of Being Idle. Stream:
The Amazing Picture You
One of the most relaxing pieces of music 2015 has to offer, the airy psychedelic/folk of The Amazing in Picture You sounds different from everything else published this year, even though the second half of the album lacks some drive in terms of arrangements. Favorite songs: Broken, Picture You.

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  • lalchimiste I jammed their debut yesterday, it was a weird blend of genres, but well executed i think. Definitely interested for their upcoming LP
    July 23 12:01 PM
  • lalchimiste I think you could dig this : http://www.terrorizer.com/news/streams/dreadnought-premiere-new-song-transpiration-with-terrorizer/
    July 22 02:46 PM
  • insomniac15 I want to visit Greece again this September, but I don't know how the whole situation helps the tourists... I was thinking Crete or Corfu again, hopefully things will tone down.
    July 21 08:55 AM
  • insomniac15 Yeah, humidity is a killer. There's enough humidity in Timisoara (this is the one time I wished I had lived in the mountains lol) to raise a few degrees. There are 37 right now, it's scorching. This is why I started reviewing desert/stoner rock on Sputnik, for the ones who feel like dying in the heat (btw, listen to 4 Cienegas, great debut!). I remember when I was in Corfu in September. There were 32 degrees (in September), but the humidity made it a lot worse.
    July 21 08:54 AM
  • insomniac15 Yeah, the heat is quite a lot to handle... here there are 35 degrees for about 2 weeks now it's gonna continue like that until next week. It's terrible to not be able to sleep properly and then go to work lol. I'm guessing there are 40 degrees down there.
    July 20 11:27 PM

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