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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.
Decades/Failures G00DBY3
Decades/Failures come from Richmond, Virginia, and yet, they could be easily mistaken for British residents that were caught into the post-70s industrial crisis that cultivated the local post punk scene. On their sophomore album, the icy/electro side of post punk is combined with more traditional arrangements, and a gothic trait that may (or may not) bring in mind fundamentally different bands (for example, Paradise Lost, The Sisters of Mercy or Beastmilk, even). In any case, to argue in favor of this band's musical legitimacy, is the least this soundoff can do. Stream:
Ironsword None But the Brave
The Portuguese are more than convincing at their Manilla Road/old school heavy metal worship, however with a new Manilla Road album out this year, many fans will sadly pass by this album. Check out the new Manilla Road and then come here.
On The Wane Dry
Ukrainian post-punkz On The Wane do not introduce us to new territories, however their first album is enjoyable in its noise n' gloom philosophy. Stream/free download:

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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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