Sunday, 31 July 2016

New Releases: Some Releases Schedule for December 2016

Titan Force - Winner / Loser Full-length
Progressive Metal/Power Metal              
December 2nd, 2016

Titan Force -Titan Force    Full-length
Progressive Metal/Power Metal              
December 2nd, 2016

Lux Divina - Walk Within the Riddle  Full-length         
Pagan Black Metal          
December 16th, 2016

Appalachian Winter - The Lake and the Mountain   EP    

Symphonic Black Metal December 21st, 2016

New Releases: Early November 2016

The Real Massacre - Tragica Humana Magica 
EP           Dark Death Metal           
November 1st, 2016

Humanity Delete - Fuck Forever Off       
Full-length          Death Metal/Grindcore               
November 6th, 2016

Savage Thrust    Eat 'Em Raw
Full-length          Speed/Thrash Metal     
November 18th, 2016

Ruínas de Sade Ruínas de Sade
EP           Stoner/Doom Metal      

November 30th, 2016

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

New Releases: July 27th to July 30, 2016

July 27th, 2016


Sarcasm - Burial Dimensions       
Death Metal      

Funerus - Festering Earth
Death Metal

Phobocosm - Bringer of Drought
Death Metal      

Fector - Everlasting Hell Damnation
Thrash Metal    

Windzor - Accept the Folklore of Guardian's Flame
Melodic Heavy Metal    

July 28th, 2016


Beansidhe – Mónt
Death/Thrash Metal      

July 28th, 2016

Teorema – Teorema
Drone/Doom/Sludge Metal       

July 29th, 2016

Live album
Powerwolf - The Metal Mass – Live
Power Metal     

Volcanic - Black Flame (Black/Thrash Metal)

Impure Consecration - Succumb to Impurity Fire (Death Metal)

Tomb Mold - The Bottomless Perdition (Death Metal)
Supremative - Servitude of the Impurity (Black Metal)  

Panopticon - Revisions of the Past (Atmospheric Black/Folk Metal)         

Ossuary Insane - Possession of the Flesh              (Death Metal)


Kambrium - The Elders' Realm
Symphonic Power/Melodic Death Metal              
Shataan - Weigh of the Wolf  (Black Metal)

A.M.S.G. - Hostis Universi Generis (Black Metal)              

Sinsaenum - Echoes of the Tortured (Black/Death Metal)

Timor et Tremor - For Cold Shades (Pagan Black Metal)

Feign – Atlas (Atmospheric Black Metal)

Schwarzer Engel - Imperium II: Titania   
Symphonic Gothic Metal             

Avenger of Blood - On Slaying Grounds (Thrash/Speed Metal)  

Ghoul - Dungeon Bastards  (Death/Thrash Metal/Grindcore)     

Ringworm - Snake Church  (Thrash Metal, Hardcore)

Pÿlon - A Lament (Doom Metal)                

Sunday, 24 July 2016

New Releases: July 24th to July 26, 2016

July 24th, 2016

Blackseason - 7 Harmonies of Suicide
Depressive/Post-Black Metal

Luzbel - El tiempo de ódio
Heavy Metal

July 25th, 2016

Carnal Tomb - Rotten Remains
Death Metal      

Homicidal Raptus - Erotomaniac Hallucinosis       
Brutal Death Metal         

Exiled on Earth- Forces of Denial
Progressive Power/Thrash Metal

July 26th, 2016

Lux Divina - Nox Microcosmica (A Compendium of Rare and Introspective Songs)             
Pagan Black Metal

Orgasmo de Porco - Struggle Within

Crossover/Thrash Metal               

Saturday, 23 July 2016

New Releases: July 23rd, 2016


Avataria - New World Order
Gothic Metal/Rock

Svirnath - Il regno della natura  
Atmospheric Pagan/Black Metal              

Old Graves - Long Shadows
Atmospheric Black/Post-Metal/Folk

Nifrost  - Motvind
 Viking/Folk/Black Metal

Friday, 22 July 2016

New Releases: July 22, 2016

Boxed set

Dio -A Decade of Dio: 1983-1993 - Heavy Metal 

Live album

Twisted Sister - Metal Meltdown                             

Lethal Shöck - Evil Aggressor  ( Heavy Metal)

National Suicide – Anotheround (Thrash Metal)               

Revocation - Great Is Our Sin (Technical Death/Thrash Metal)    

Fragilehollow – Entity (Gothic Metal)     

Salem's Pot - Pronounce This!  (Doom/Stoner Metal)
Psychoprism - Creation (Power Metal)

Witherscape      The Northern Sanctuary               (Atmospheric/Progressive Death Metal)             

Hammers of Misfortune               - Dead Revolution (Progressive Metal) 

Farzad Golpayegani – Seven (Progressive Metal)             

Nuke – Nuke (Speed Metal)      

Salem - Dark Days

New Releases Death Metal July 22, 2016

Death Metal

Pestilent - Purgatory of Punishment - Full-length - Brutal Death Metal       

Funeral Inception - The Unbroken Legion – EP  Brutal Death Metal

Unmerciful - Ravenous Impulse - Full-length - Brutal Death Metal               

Defeated Sanity - Disposal of the Dead / Dharmata - Full-length - Technical Brutal Death Metal

Urobilinemia - Wriggling Chrysalis of Metaphysical Grudge- EP - Brutal Death Metal/Goregrind

Malevolent Creation - Envenomed - Full-length - Death Metal

Black Crown Initiate - Selves We Cannot Forgive - Full-length - Progressive Death Metal

Despite - Synergi-Full-length-Melodic Death Metal          

The Dead Goats-All of Them Witches-Full-length  -Death Metal

Demonbreed -Where Gods Come to Die-Full-length- Death Metal

New Releases: Black/Death Metal July 22, 2016

Black/Death Metal


Profanatica - The Curling Flame of Blasphemy (Black/Death Metal)          

Denouncement Pyre -Black Sun Unbound (Black/Death Metal) 

Fimbultyr - Niddikter (Black/Viking Metal)           

Harakiri for the Sky -III: Trauma (Black Metal/Post-Rock)

Numenorean – Home (Post-Black Metal)

Baptism - V: The Devil's Fire (Black Metal)                               


Cult of Unholy Shadows / Atel - Atel / Cult of Unholy Shadows - Black Metal

Roman Master - Satanic Abortion / Roman Master  - Black Metal/Ambient          

Nirnaeth / Azziard - Azziard / Nirnaeth  (Black/Death Metal)

Thursday, 21 July 2016

New Releases Out July 21th, 2016

Pestilent - Purgatory of Punishment   Full-length   (Brutal Death Metal)    

Funeral Inception - The Unbroken Legion  EP      (Brutal Death Metal)      

Wednesday, 20 July 2016

New Releases Out July 20th, 2016

New Releases Out July 20th, 2016

Terra Tenebrosa - The Reverses   Full-length (Avant-garde Metal)            

A Place for Murder - Swallowed by the Oceans Full-length (Death Metal)              

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

New Releases Out July 19th, 2016

Astaroth - Guerra de Metal – EP (Death/Thrash Metal) 

Obed Marsh- Innsmouth - Full-length  (Black/Doom Metal)        

Dzö-nga - Five Treasures of Snow - Full-length (Atmospheric Black Metal)

Album Review: Unkempt Herald - Self Titled EP - Reviewed By: Alan Lisanti

Unkempt Herald
Self Titled EP
Release Date: June 26th, 2016
Label: Lion Heart Records LLC
Genre: Melodic Hardcore/Hardcore Soul
Tracklist: 1. Parabolic Flaw
2. Like White On Brown Rice
3. Thunderstorms And Nightmares
Reviewed By: Alan Lisanti

Unkempt Herald hails from Bloomfield, NJ. They bill themselves as "thoughtful yet aggressive melodic hardcore music", and it's hard to disagree with that assessment. It's also hard to pigeonhole them or categorize them on your own, and that is an excellent thing in this day an age of music. The band has a full length under their belts to date (released last year) called Diatribe, and have just recently released a self-titled EP to give fans a taste of things to come on their follow up full length. Where Diatribe showed a big upside, and a notable diversity within the material, this EP picks up where they left off and pushes all aspects forward in the sense of cohesion and maturity. The band self produces, records, writes, and releases all of it's own material and seemingly embraces the true DIY aesthetic that so many bands these days seem to neglect to remember. The result, or accumulation of all of this tireless work is a strong and promising effort on this latest release. The organic element of rolling up your sleeves and embracing the process has yielded a 3 song teaser (so to speak) that showcases a band who's pieces are mere inches away from all falling into place. Not only that, but the songs have substance both musically and lyrically in an era where too many artists and songs can come across as overly contrived. This EP is not a manufactured effort, or an attempt to chase genre demographics. It is the end result of three members in a band that haven't forgotten it's all about the blood, sweat, and tears. And I say that, because you can literally hear it in the songs. Unkempt Herald can write a good song, but they also have a unique take on when to bring the melody and when to bring the heavy. Because of that, you may notice they seem to care less about labels and genre's, and more about what they and the song are trying to say. That's certainly a good quality to have in a time when so many bands wear their influences on their sleeves. If they stay the course they could very easily hit their stride on their upcoming album, and surprise some people while turning some heads. Personally, I really like the last track, "Thunderstorms And Nightmares" with "Like White On Brown Rice" coming in a very close 2nd. However, front to back, you don't want to miss out on this one. Diatribe showcased a band that was still finding itself. This self titled EP proves they have, and makes you eager to hear where the band is headed in the future. You may want to grab a copy of this while it's available because it could turn into one of those rare and sought after gems in a bands catalog down the line. The band says they will be re-recording the 3 songs on this EP for their upcoming full length. These are the rawer versions of this material, and while production snobs might turn up their noses longing for a more "polished" final product, that rawness works very well here and translates and transcends the music. This is what passion sounds like. In a world of polished productions, watered down lyrics and songwriting, trends, and genre pleasers, Unkempt Herald stands tall on their own feet because they haven't forgotten about the human element in music.

Rating: 8.5 out of 10