Balrog – The Ringwraiths EP (Free Download)

balrog the ringwraithsIf you’ve been following the Facebook page or even on Twitter you will know that here and there I dive into the crisp synth sounds of Balrog’s folky releases and enjoy every bit of it. Their last two releases were damn good but this latest release takes the spotlight. Improved overall production and sound, better atmosphere and tastier musical composition puts this on the ‘best of 2014′ list for sure. Want to hear it? Of course you do…

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Beyond Creation touring North America with Origin and King Parrot; Offer Free Download

beyond creation the auraIn case you’ve been living under a rock, you should know that Canada’s Beyond Creation is coming to North America and bringing their pals King Parrot and Origin with them. Hopefully, they’ll be playing some unreleased material or possibly hitting the studio after this tour. I know I need something new by now.

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TORN THE FUCK APART: Sexually Transmitted Torture Out Now on Ossuary Industries / Full Album Streaming

tornthefuckapartKansas City Death Spreaders TORN THE FUCK APART have just released new album ‘Sexually Transmitted Torture’ on Ossuary Industries. The follow up to 2012′s …The Dissection of Christ is a beastly, blood thirsty slab of Death Metal atrocity that rattles the bones and eviscerates any semblance of human civility.

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Top Albums of 2014 So Far

Fotor0617171739These are the best of the best in my opinion. In no numerical order (I’ll save that for December’s final list). Keep in mind my 2014 year starts in December 2013 and will end in November 2014. Each band and album is a link that will direct you to their music in some way or another. Enjoy.

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Review: Meadows End – The Sufferwell

meadows endOkay. Here is something magical that hit my inbox and proceeded to keep me enthralled the entire listen and had me wanting to replay the album constantly. I even took a break from it just to revisit it and make sure I wasn’t insane. Meadows End, a symphonic/melodic death metal band from Sweden gives us the most astonishing sounding music since I heard Caladan Brood’s “Echoes of Battle”. I’m not comparing the two albums based on sound nor genre, I am comparing the feeling I got while listening to each for the first time. This is something magical, something brilliant and something I can listen to on a daily basis.

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Album Review: I Declare War – We are Violent People By Nature

i declare warI Declare War started off as just ‘one of those deathcore bands’ but with the replacement of a vocalist and changing their tone slightly, they just continue to unleash hellish and incredibly violent music. Yes, it’s still semi deathcore in nature and the riffing may not be the most ‘technical’ or a wank fest of leads and solos, but their ability to churn out brutal rhythmic catchy music just calls to me each and every time they release a new album. Their last self titled album was released 3 long years ago and and I loved that album from beginning to end and I get that same feeling now when I listen to the new album, We Are Violent People By Nature.

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Album Review: Goatwhore – Constricting Rage Of The Merciless

goatwhoreThe evil sounds from the swamp have returned! Blackened thrash group Goatwhore make their way back with more riffs, ominous vocals and brutal drum work. The warriors come back, kick the doors down and just play as loud as possible. Evil music has never been this catchy nor this enchanting. Get your neck ready because Goatwhore brings forth the most headbang inducing riffing ever!

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Review: Enabler – La Fin Absolue Du Monde

enablerEnabler are a mix of raunchy hardcore, grindcore and metal. The blend definitely gives them their own sound and it’s appealing to those fans of each of those genres. Hell, even at times they will incorporate some southern groove and rock and roll into their riffs to add more to the mix. Does Enabler give us a properly heavy and entertaining album?

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