Kev Rowland

Kev Rowland
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353 reviews/ratings
ENSLAVED - RIITIIR Progressive Metal | review permalink
SYLOSIS - Monolith Thrash Metal | review permalink
RIVERSIDE - Shrine of New Generation Slaves Metal Related | review permalink
SOILWORK - The Living Infinite Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
NEAL MORSE - Live Momentum Non-Metal | review permalink
HYPOCRISY - End Of Disclosure Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
AVANTASIA - The Mystery of Time Heavy Metal | review permalink
DARK SERMON - In Tongues Deathcore | review permalink
SPIRITUAL BEGGARS - Earth Blues Stoner Rock | review permalink
BLACK STAR RIDERS - All Hell Breaks Loose Hard Rock | review permalink
STALA & SO. - Play Another Round Glam Metal | review permalink
VANDROYA - One Power Metal | review permalink
ORPHANED LAND - All Is One Folk Metal | review permalink
HYPOCRISY - Penetralia / Osculum Obscenum Death Metal | review permalink
8 FOOT SATIVA - The Shadow Masters Thrash Metal | review permalink
LINGUA MORTIS ORCHESTRA - LMO Symphonic Metal | review permalink
WE CAME AS ROMANS - Tracing Back Roots Metalcore | review permalink
WATAIN - The Wild Hunt Black Metal | review permalink
HAKEN - The Mountain Progressive Metal | review permalink
DROTTNAR - Stratum Black Metal | review permalink
KREATOR - Dying Alive Thrash Metal | review permalink
UNTIL RAIN - Anthem To Creation Progressive Metal | review permalink
UNTIL RAIN - Pandemic Progressive Metal | review permalink
ASHES OF ARES - Ashes of Ares Heavy Metal | review permalink
DEVIN TOWNSEND - The Retinal Circus Progressive Metal | review permalink
THOUGHT CHAMBER - Psykerion Progressive Metal | review permalink
CARCASS - Surgical Steel Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
VANGOUGH - Manikin Parade Progressive Metal | review permalink
VANGOUGH - Between The Madness Progressive Metal | review permalink
SABATON - SWEDISH EMPIRE LIVE Power Metal | review permalink
GALAHAD - Empires Never Last Metal Related | review permalink
GALAHAD - Battle Scars Metal Related | review permalink
GALAHAD - Beyond the Realms of Euphoria Metal Related | review permalink
PERSUADER - The Fiction Maze Power Metal | review permalink
HELL - Curse & Chapter Heavy Metal | review permalink
HECATE ENTHRONED - Virulent Rapture Black Metal | review permalink
SUBTRACT - Talk Minus Action Equals Nothing Groove Metal | review permalink
THE SYMPHONY OF SCREAMS - Radio Candy Alternative Metal | review permalink
MAYAN - Antagonise Death Metal | review permalink
ARCH ENEMY - War Eternal Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
THE SYMPHONY OF SCREAMS - Live & Unplugged Alternative Metal | review permalink
FEN - Winter Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
AZARATH - In Extremis Death Metal | review permalink
AMORPHIS - Under The Red Cloud Progressive Metal | review permalink
VANGOUGH - Warpaint Progressive Metal | review permalink
EPICA - The Holographic Principle Symphonic Metal | review permalink
MY SILENT WAKE - Invitation To Imperfection Metal Related | review permalink
DIMMU BORGIR - Forces of the Northern Night Symphonic Black Metal | review permalink
SUFFOCATION - ...Of The Dark Light Brutal Death Metal | review permalink
CRADLE OF FILTH - Cryptoriana - The Seductiveness of Decay Symphonic Black Metal | review permalink
AT THE GATES - To Drink From The Night Itself Death Metal | review permalink
AMORPHIS - Queen Of Time Progressive Metal | review permalink
IRONSWORD - Overlords of Chaos Heavy Metal
HOLY GRAIL - Ride the Void Heavy Metal | review permalink
THY ART IS MURDER - Hate Deathcore | review permalink
ABORYM - Dirty Black Metal | review permalink
THE BURNING CROWS - Behind The Veil Hard Rock | review permalink
CHILDREN OF BODOM - Halo of Blood Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
PHASE REVERSE - Phase Reverse Hard Rock | review permalink
FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE - Labyrinth Technical Death Metal | review permalink
8 FOOT SATIVA - Hate Made Me Thrash Metal | review permalink
DEATH ANGEL - The Dream Calls for Blood Thrash Metal | review permalink
TESTAMENT - Dark Roots of Thrash Thrash Metal | review permalink
RISE OF AVERNUS - L'appel du vide Doom Metal | review permalink
AVERSIONS CROWN - Xenocide Deathcore | review permalink
BLACK STAR RIDERS - Heavy Fire Hard Rock | review permalink
OVERKILL - The Grinding Wheel Thrash Metal | review permalink
THE CHARM THE FURY - The Sick, Dumb & Happy Metalcore | review permalink
DYNFARI - The Four Doors of the Mind Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
EQUILIBRIUM - Erdentempel Folk Metal | review permalink
THUS DEFILED - A Return To The Shadows Black Metal | review permalink
DE PROFUNDIS - Decayed: 2007 - 2017 Death Metal | review permalink
PARADISE LOST - Medusa Death-Doom Metal | review permalink
BLAZE OF PERDITION - Conscious Darkness Black Metal | review permalink
CALIBAN - Elements Metalcore | review permalink
DIMMU BORGIR - Eonian Symphonic Black Metal | review permalink
GRAVEYARD - Lights Out Hard Rock | review permalink
THRESHOLD - Extinct Instinct Progressive Metal | review permalink
CRYPTOPSY - The Best Of Us Bleed Technical Death Metal | review permalink
EVOCATION - Illusions Of Grandeur Death Metal | review permalink
FOZZY - Sin and Bones Heavy Metal | review permalink
THE PROPHECY - Salvation Doom Metal | review permalink
VOIVOD - Target Earth Progressive Metal | review permalink
OV HOLLOWNESS - The World Ends Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
SUFFOCATION - Pinnacle of Bedlam Brutal Death Metal | review permalink
BLEED FROM WITHIN - Uprising Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
FINNTROLL - Blodsvept Folk Metal | review permalink
HARDCORE SUPERSTAR - C'Mon Take On Me Glam Metal | review permalink
ETERNAL DEFORMITY - The Beauty of Chaos Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
HAIL SPIRIT NOIR - Pneuma Black Metal | review permalink
TODTGELICHTER - Apnoe Progressive Metal | review permalink
ANGEL - Helluva Band Hard Rock | review permalink
AZAZELLO - Чёрный День (Black Day) Progressive Metal | review permalink
CONTROL HUMAN DELETE - The Prime Mover Black Metal | review permalink
VOTUM - Harvest Moon Progressive Metal | review permalink
VOTUM - Time Must Have a Stop Progressive Metal | review permalink
DEMOTIONAL - State: In Denial Melodic Metalcore | review permalink
AMORPHIS - Circle Progressive Metal | review permalink
ICED EARTH - Live in Ancient Kourion US Power Metal | review permalink
HEAVEN SHALL BURN - Veto Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
LEPROUS - Coal Progressive Metal | review permalink
KISS - Monster Hard Rock | review permalink
TESSERACT - Altered State Progressive Metal | review permalink
CARDIANT - Verge Power Metal | review permalink
DARK TRANQUILLITY - Construct Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
IMMOLATION - Kingdom Of Conspiracy Death Metal | review permalink
BATTLE BEAST - Battle Beast Heavy Metal | review permalink
AOSOTH - IV: An Arrow in Heart Black Metal | review permalink
AUDIO PORN - Jezebels Kiss Hard Rock | review permalink
BLACK ROSE - Turn on the Night Heavy Metal | review permalink
DEATH DEALER - War Master US Power Metal | review permalink
GIUNTINI PROJECT - IV Hard Rock | review permalink
GOLDEN RESURRECTION - One voice for the Kingdom Power Metal | review permalink
NUBIAN ROSE - Mountain Hard Rock | review permalink
OBSESSION - Order of Chaos US Power Metal | review permalink
PASTORE - The End Of Our Flames Heavy Metal | review permalink
SAFFIRE - From Ashes to Fire Progressive Metal | review permalink
SHADOWS PAST - Perfect Chapter Power Metal | review permalink
SNOWFALL - Cold Silence Hard Rock | review permalink
FIREWIND - Apotheosis - Live 2012 Power Metal | review permalink
LAWLESS - Rock Savage Heavy Metal | review permalink
QUEENSRŸCHE - Queensrÿche Heavy Metal | review permalink
ARTIZAN - Ancestral Energy Heavy Metal | review permalink
INVASION - ...And So It Begins Thrash Metal | review permalink
SIRENIA - Perils Of The Deep Blue Gothic Metal | review permalink
COLDSPELL - Frozen Paradise Hard Rock | review permalink
STONEWALL NOISE ORCHESTRA - Salvation Doom Metal | review permalink
THYREOS - I Don't Live To Fail Power Metal | review permalink
VOM FETISCH DER UNBEIRRTHEIT - Vertilger Black Metal | review permalink
WITHERSCAPE - The Inheritance Death Metal | review permalink
CARPE NOCTEM - In Terra Profugus Black Metal | review permalink
EQUILIBRIUM - Waldschrein Folk Metal | review permalink
EVOCATION - Excised and Anatomised Death Metal | review permalink
THE SAFETY FIRE - Mouth Of Swords Progressive Metal | review permalink
HERRSCHAFT - Les 12 Vertiges Industrial Metal | review permalink
REVAMP - Wild Card Progressive Metal | review permalink
UNTIL RAIN - The Reign Of Dreams Progressive Metal | review permalink
EYES SET TO KILL - Masks Metalcore | review permalink
GRAVE - Morbid Ascent Death Metal | review permalink
IMPERA - Pieces of Eden Hard Rock | review permalink
ROOT - Viginti Quinque Annis In ScaenaViginti Quinque Annis In Scaena Black Metal | review permalink
GLORIOR BELLI - Gators Rumble, Chaos Unfurls Black Metal | review permalink
LOVIJATAR - Pimeän Tuoja Doom Metal | review permalink
TEMPLE OF BAAL - Verses of Fire Black Metal | review permalink
CULT OF ERINYES - Blessed Extinction Black Metal | review permalink
SIGNUM REGIS - Exodus Power Metal | review permalink
ABRAMELIN - Transgressing the Afterlife - The Complete Recordings 1988-2002 Death Metal | review permalink
CODE - Augur Nox Black Metal | review permalink
DEAFENING OPERA - Blueprint Non-Metal | review permalink
FATES WARNING - Darkness In A Different Light Progressive Metal | review permalink
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 1 Groove Metal | review permalink
MASSACRA - Day of the Massacra Death Metal | review permalink
NECROWRETCH - BESTIAL RITES 2009-2012 Death Metal | review permalink
SILENT VOICES - Reveal The Change Progressive Metal | review permalink
WE ARE LEGEND - Rise of the Legend Power Metal | review permalink
WINDS OF PLAGUE - Resistance Deathcore | review permalink
YGODEH - The Experiment Interrupted Death Metal | review permalink
GALAHAD - Year Zero Non-Metal | review permalink
FATE - If Not For The Devil Hard Rock | review permalink
AVATARIUM - Avatarium Doom Metal | review permalink
KATAKLYSM - Waiting for the End to Come Death Metal | review permalink
SALEM - Forgotten Dreams Heavy Metal | review permalink
SEPULTURA - The Mediator Between Head and Hands Must Be the Heart Thrash Metal | review permalink
AENAON - Extance Black Metal | review permalink
CEMETERY DANCE - Poser Zombies Hard Rock | review permalink
NIGHTWISH - Showtime, Storytime Symphonic Metal | review permalink
CULLOODEN - Silent Scream Progressive Metal | review permalink
HAIL SPIRIT NOIR - Oi Magoi Black Metal | review permalink
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH - The Wrong Side of Heaven and the Righteous Side of Hell, Volume 2 Groove Metal | review permalink
SEVENTY ONE SUNSET - Mule Alternative Metal | review permalink
LOVER UNDER COVER - Into The Night Hard Rock | review permalink
THE SYMPHONY OF SCREAMS - Heed to the Voices Alternative Metal | review permalink
ANCILLOTTI - The Chain Goes On Heavy Metal | review permalink
PHASE REVERSE - Phase II : ...And Man Created God Hard Rock | review permalink
RUBYCONE - Pictures of Susceptible Housewives Progressive Metal | review permalink
SATANIKA - Nightmare Thrash Metal | review permalink
FEAR OF DOMINATION - Distorted Delusions Death Metal | review permalink
HORRICANE - The End's Facade Death Metal | review permalink
BLUES PILLS - Blues Pills Heavy Psych | review permalink
BLUES PILLS - Lady In Gold Heavy Psych | review permalink
SAILLE - Gnosis Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
BLACK DIAMONDS - Once Upon A Time Glam Metal | review permalink
EMERALD - Reckoning Day Power Metal | review permalink
EPICA - The Quantum Enigma Symphonic Metal | review permalink
EMMURE - Look At Yourself Metalcore | review permalink
WITHERFALL - Nocturnes and Requiems Progressive Metal | review permalink
HATE - Tremendum Death Metal | review permalink
SVARTSYN - In Death Black Metal | review permalink
UNTIL RAIN - Inure Progressive Metal | review permalink
KOBRA AND THE LOTUS - Prevail I Heavy Metal | review permalink
AVATARIUM - Hurricanes and Halos Heavy Psych | review permalink
LOST SOCIETY - Terror Hungry Thrash Metal | review permalink
WARRANT - Louder-Harder-Faster Hard Rock | review permalink
DECREPIT BIRTH - Axis Mundi Technical Death Metal | review permalink
ORIGIN - Unparalleled Universe Technical Death Metal | review permalink
VINTERSORG - Till fjälls, del II Progressive Metal | review permalink
MESHUGGAH - The Violent Sleep of Reason Progressive Metal | review permalink
AENAON - Hypnosophy Black Metal | review permalink
BLIND GUARDIAN - Live Beyond the Spheres Power Metal | review permalink
DECAPITATED - Anticult Technical Death Metal | review permalink
DYING FETUS - Wrong One to Fuck With Brutal Death Metal | review permalink
EDGUY - Monuments Heavy Metal | review permalink
DAWN OF DISEASE - Ascension Gate Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
DYSCARNATE - With All Their Might Death Metal | review permalink
MAYHEM - De Mysteriis Dom Sathanas Alive Black Metal | review permalink
ALUNAH - Solennial Stoner Metal | review permalink
BLINDFOLDED AND LED TO THE WOODS - Modern Adoxography Deathcore | review permalink
KADAVAR - Berlin Stoner Rock | review permalink
KADAVAR - Rough Times Stoner Rock | review permalink
SONATA ARCTICA - Ecliptica - Revisited: 15th Anniversary Edition Power Metal | review permalink
METATRONE - Eucharismetal Power Metal | review permalink
BINARY CREED - Restitution Progressive Metal | review permalink
NIGHT RANGER - Don't Let Up Hard Rock | review permalink
RHAPSODY OF FIRE - Legendary Years Power Metal | review permalink
SKELETAL REMAINS - Devouring Mortality Death Metal | review permalink
APOCALYPSE WARHEAD - Opening The Silos Death Metal | review permalink
DESTRUCTION - Spiritual Genocide Thrash Metal | review permalink
GOREMENT - Within the Shadow of Darkness - The Complete Recordings Death Metal | review permalink
MY REFLECTION - Dreamland Drowning Alternative Metal | review permalink
WOLFSPRING - WHO'S GONNA SAVE THE WORLD ? Progressive Metal | review permalink
LOGIC MESS - Element Of The Grid Progressive Metal | review permalink
LONG DISTANCE CALLING - The Flood Inside Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
LOST SOCIETY - Fast Loud Death Thrash Metal | review permalink
MONDRIAN OAK - Aeon Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
WINTER CRESCENT - Battle of Egos Progressive Metal | review permalink
THE MOTH GATHERER - A Bright Celestial Light Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
SVARTSYN - Black Testament Black Metal | review permalink
MY SOLILOQUY - The Interpreter Progressive Metal | review permalink
ADRAMELCH - Lights from Oblivion Progressive Metal | review permalink
PEST - The Crowning Horror Black Metal | review permalink
ECNEPHIAS - Necrogod Gothic Metal | review permalink
EDGE - Heaven Knows Hard Rock | review permalink
INDICCO - Karmalion Hard Rock | review permalink
MY ENDLESS WISHES - My Endless Wishes Heavy Metal | review permalink
SOMBERAEON - Broken Black Metal | review permalink
VINDICTIV - Cage Of Infinity Power Metal | review permalink
A COSMIC TRAIL - II: Mistral Progressive Metal | review permalink
EIBON LA FURIES - The Immoral Compass Black Metal | review permalink
SHAMELESS - Beautiful Disaster Glam Metal | review permalink
HANDFUL OF HATE - To Perdition Black Metal | review permalink
JAVELIN - Fragments of the Inner Shadow Power Metal | review permalink
DISMAL - Giostra di Vapore Metal Related | review permalink
PARADISE LOST - Tragic Illusion 25 (The Rarities) Doom Metal | review permalink
THEOCRACY - Theocracy Power Metal | review permalink
SPLIT HEAVEN - The Devil’s Bandit Speed Metal | review permalink
GENERATION KILL - We're All Gonna Die Crossover Thrash | review permalink
ALGHAZANTH - The Three-Faced Pilgrim Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
BLIND SECRECY - The Edge Heavy Metal | review permalink
CHROME DIVISION - Infernal Rock Eternal Heavy Metal | review permalink
EZ LIVIN' - Firestorm Hard Rock | review permalink
NOCTURNAL BREED - Napalm Nights Thrash Metal | review permalink
PRIMEVAL REALM - Primordial Light Doom Metal | review permalink
SPARTA - Welcome To Hell Heavy Metal | review permalink
DISCIPLINE X - Wasted in Hollywood Thrash Metal | review permalink
BATTLE BEAST - Bringer of Pain Heavy Metal | review permalink
LIONCAGE - The Second Strike Hard Rock | review permalink
MARDUK - La Grande Danse Macabre Black Metal | review permalink
MARDUK - World Funeral Black Metal | review permalink
AXEL RUDI PELL - The Ballads V Heavy Metal | review permalink
LABŸRINTH - Architecture of a God Power Metal | review permalink
SEVEN KINGDOMS - Decennium Power Metal | review permalink
TANKARD - One Foot in the Grave Thrash Metal | review permalink
END OF GREEN - Void Estate Non-Metal | review permalink
BRUJERIA - Pocho Aztlan Grindcore | review permalink
DORO - Raise Your Fist Heavy Metal | review permalink
NECROWRETCH - Putrid Death Sorcery Death Metal | review permalink
WINTERSUN - Time I Symphonic Metal | review permalink
INTRONAUT - Habitual Levitations (Instilling Words With Tones) Atmospheric Sludge Metal | review permalink
ANTHRAX - Anthems Thrash Metal | review permalink
DORIAN OPERA - No Secrets Progressive Metal | review permalink
SACRILEGIOUS IMPALEMENT - III – Lux Inferna Black Metal | review permalink
SIDEBURN - Gasoline Hard Rock | review permalink
ILIAC THORNS - It Melodic Death Metal | review permalink
KINGCROW - In Crescendo Progressive Metal | review permalink
LANCER - Lancer Power Metal | review permalink
SOULICIT - Parking Lot Rockstar Hard Rock | review permalink
SOULSPELL - Hollow's Gathering Power Metal | review permalink
WOLFS MOON - Curse The Cult of Chaos Power Metal | review permalink
JOHANN WOLFGANG POZOJ - Escape of Pozoj (Trilogy Part 2) Black Metal | review permalink
SIMULACRUM - The Master and the Simulacrum Progressive Metal | review permalink
REINXEED - A New World Power Metal | review permalink
LEGEND - The Dark Place Heavy Metal | review permalink
VORNA - Ajastaika Melodic Black Metal | review permalink
IRON JAWS - Guilty of Ignorance Speed Metal | review permalink
IWRESTLEDABEARONCE - Late For Nothing Metalcore | review permalink
OMB - SwineSong Progressive Metal | review permalink
CIRCLE OF ILLUSION - Jeremias - Foreshadow of Forgotten Realms Progressive Metal | review permalink
EPHEL DUATH - Hemmed By Light, Shaped By Darkness Avant-garde Metal | review permalink
WARBRINGER - IV: Empires Collapse Thrash Metal | review permalink
DISTANT PAST - Utopian Void Heavy Metal | review permalink
ICED EARTH - Plagues of Babylon US Power Metal | review permalink
FOLGE DEM WIND - To Summon Twilight Pagan Black Metal | review permalink
METAL MIRROR - III NWoBHM | review permalink
GRAND MAGUS - Triumph and Power Heavy Metal | review permalink
KAT - Rarities Thrash Metal | review permalink
LINDA & THE PUNCH - Obsession Hard Rock | review permalink
ONWARD - Evermoving Power Metal | review permalink
PSYCO DRAMA - From Ashes To Wings Power Metal | review permalink
CULT OF ERINYES - Tiberivs Black Metal | review permalink
OVERKILL - White Devil Armory Thrash Metal | review permalink
PALLBEARER - Heartless Doom Metal | review permalink
EMPIRE - Trading Souls Hard Rock | review permalink
MAXDMYZ - Alcehmical Metal Industrial Metal | review permalink
WEDNESDAY 13 - Condolences Glam Metal | review permalink
MUNICIPAL WASTE - Slime and Punishment Crossover Thrash | review permalink
SECRET SPHERE - The Nature of Time Power Metal | review permalink
42 DECIBEL - Overloaded Hard Rock | review permalink
ACCEPT - The Rise of Chaos Heavy Metal | review permalink
AGNOSTIC FRONT - The American Dream Died Hardcore Punk | review permalink
THE 69 EYES - X Hard Rock | review permalink
DEATH WOLF - Black Armoured Death Death 'n' Roll | review permalink
HEREM - II Sludge Metal | review permalink
VORUM - Poisoned Void Death Metal | review permalink
CARRIER FLUX - Objection Black Metal | review permalink
SHANNON - Circus Of Lost Souls Hard Rock | review permalink
TUNGSTEN AXE - Swedish Iron Heavy Metal | review permalink
CROWNED IN EARTH - A Vortex of Earthly Chimes Doom Metal | review permalink
PROTECTOR - Reanimated Homonculus Thrash Metal | review permalink
VOLTURE - On The Edge Heavy Metal | review permalink
BLOODY CLIMAX - Back To The Wall Heavy Metal | review permalink
TURISAS - Turisas2013 Symphonic Metal | review permalink
BROKEN HOPE - Omen of Disease Brutal Death Metal | review permalink
SKINFLINT - Dipoko Heavy Metal | review permalink
SKINFLINT - Iklwa Heavy Metal | review permalink
VATTNET VISKAR - Sky Swallower Atmospheric Black Metal | review permalink
THIS MISERY GARDEN - Another Great Day on Earth Alternative Metal | review permalink
MAYFAIR - Schlage Mein Herz, Schlage Progressive Metal | review permalink
SOULFLY - Savages Groove Metal | review permalink
KICK - Memoirs Hard Rock | review permalink
BLOODGOOD - Dangerously Close Heavy Metal | review permalink
OVERLAND - Epic Hard Rock | review permalink
AZORIA - Seasons Change Power Metal | review permalink
UNCREATED LIGHT - Whom Should I Blame Symphonic Metal | review permalink
STAMINA - System of Power Progressive Metal | review permalink
SUICIDE SILENCE - Suicide Silence Deathcore | review permalink
EQUILIBRIUM - Armageddon Folk Metal | review permalink
LOST SOCIETY - Braindead Thrash Metal | review permalink
OBITUARY - Obituary Death Metal | review permalink
ETERNAL FLIGHT - D.R.E.A.M.S. Power Metal | review permalink
BONFIRE - Live In Wacken Hard Rock | review permalink
NOX ULTIMA - From Delerium to Catharsis Black Metal | review permalink
GEOFF TATE - Kings & Thieves Alternative Metal | review permalink
GALLOWS POLE - And Time Stood Still Hard Rock | review permalink
THE DEFILED - Daggers Metalcore | review permalink
KONGH - Counting Heartbeats Sludge Metal | review permalink
GHOST BATH - Starmourner Depressive Black Metal | review permalink
ALESTORM - No Grave But The Sea Folk Metal | review permalink
IN FLAMES - Sounds from the Heart of Gothenburg Alternative Metal | review permalink
BEASTMAKER - Inside the Skull Doom Metal | review permalink
ATTILA - Chaos Deathcore | review permalink
IN FLAMES - Battles Alternative Metal | review permalink
DARKEST SINS - The Broken Heavy Metal | review permalink
OPERATION: MINDCRIME - The New Reality Hard Rock | review permalink

Metal Genre Nb. Rated Avg. rating
1 Progressive Metal 46 4.00
2 Hard Rock 35 3.53
3 Heavy Metal 34 3.56
4 Black Metal 33 3.83
5 Power Metal 29 3.66
6 Death Metal 25 3.98
7 Thrash Metal 22 3.80
8 Doom Metal 10 3.50
9 Melodic Death Metal 10 4.35
10 Alternative Metal 9 3.33
11 Deathcore 7 3.79
12 Metalcore 7 3.86
13 Symphonic Metal 7 3.71
14 Metal Related 6 4.75
15 Folk Metal 6 3.67
16 Glam Metal 5 3.90
17 Technical Death Metal 5 4.10
18 US Power Metal 4 3.75
19 Atmospheric Black Metal 4 4.00
20 Atmospheric Sludge Metal 4 3.38
21 Brutal Death Metal 4 3.88
22 Non-Metal 4 4.13
23 Groove Metal 4 3.88
24 Melodic Black Metal 3 3.50
25 Heavy Psych 3 4.00
26 Stoner Rock 3 4.33
27 Symphonic Black Metal 3 4.83
28 Industrial Metal 2 3.50
29 Melodic Metalcore 2 4.00
30 Sludge Metal 2 2.25
31 Speed Metal 2 3.25
32 Crossover Thrash 2 3.25
33 Gothic Metal 2 3.75
34 Grindcore 1 3.50
35 Depressive Black Metal 1 2.00
36 Death-Doom Metal 1 4.50
37 Death 'n' Roll 1 2.50
38 Avant-garde Metal 1 3.00
39 Stoner Metal 1 4.00
40 NWoBHM 1 3.00
41 Pagan Black Metal 1 3.00
42 Hardcore Punk 1 3.00

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AMORPHIS Queen Of Time

Album · 2018 · Progressive Metal
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After twelve albums, world tours, countless gold records, Amorphis are back with their mix of metal, folklore and rock. After their last tour they decided to take a break before going into the studio to rehearse the new album, so had a single day off, before starting the next chapter. This means that all the tightness and understanding that develops from being on the road and gigging were still very much there. In many ways it goes back to the early Seventies when bands were expect to either be on the road or in the studio, preferably releasing an album every 6-8 months. I remember reading an interview with Ian Anderson saying that all his downtime while on tour in the States was spent writing songs for the next Jethro Tull album as they had to be ready for the band to record before they headed back out on the next tour.

I have long been a fan of Amorphis, who somehow manage to bring together many different styles and influences yet make the music so complete and seamless that it always makes total sense. It doesn’t matter if there is a saxophone, or guitar solo, or choir, it is always exactly the right thing to move the music onwards. After their last album, ‘Under The Red Cloud’, some fans may have expected them to get even heavier, but here they have moved sideways and have brought in the likes Chrigel Glanzmann (Eluveitie) on pipes, laryngeal singer Albert Kuvezin and saxophonist Jørgen Munkeby, plus an orchestra and a choir, while also maintaining an incredibly heavy intensity. These elements deliver a dramatic and cinematic depth to the sound, making everything even more epic, even deeper, and even more meaningful than ever before.

As always, borne by Pekka Kainulainen's poetic lyrics, AMORPHIS penetrate deeper than ever into the thicket of folklore and cosmic contexts. "This time, Pekka tells about the cosmic powers that people believed in long ago in a very universal way: the rise and fall of cultures." This is also symbolized by the image of the bee on the album cover - the queen of time, as Holopainen explains the title of the album. "It represents the microcosm that can nevertheless trigger cataclysmic changes. The fall of world empires ushered in by a small sprouting seed. The butterfly that causes a hurricane." And as “Daughter Of Hate” needed a spoken part, lyricist Kainulainen also appears for the first time as a narrator. An excellent choice: His wise and venerable shaman-like voice is a perfect match to the music. Original bassist Olli-Pekka Laine, has also returned to the fold, following the departure of Niclas Etelävuori after 17 years, as the band look both back over what has gone before, and to the future with yet another stunning piece of work. From the production through to the quality and style of the songs, this is essential.

SKELETAL REMAINS Devouring Mortality

Album · 2018 · Death Metal
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Taking their name from a song by cult NY thrash band Demolition Hammer, covering a song by Carcass on the album, along with it being mixed and mastered by Dan Swanö (Opeth, Bloodbath) and featuring cover art by Dan Seagrave (Entombed, Suffocation, Dismember), it is safe to say that with their third full-length album American death metal band Skeletal Remains are not showing any signs at all of slowing down. These guys have obviously been heavily influenced by Death, with a technical old school sound that is reminiscent of Schuldiner. One of the delighst of this album is the way that they mix tempos,. Not afraid to slow it right down almost to doom speed when the time is right, this allows them to hit back with real impact when they ramp it up, but also shows on songs such as “Catastrophc Retribution” that solos don’t have to be at the speed of light to have the corrcet impact.

There is a lightness within this, with the bottom end not always a sprevalent as it might be, but with Chris Monroy’s vocals not also being a guttural and brutal as one might expect, it actually works together really well. This is a really easy album to listen to, which isn’t something that one can always say of the genre, yet contains plenty of dynamic shifts which are always in keeping with the tone and allows the band to create a distinct sound within the genre. More melodic than many, and certainly not as abrasive, this is an album which is essential for any fan of the genre.

DIMMU BORGIR Eonian

Album · 2018 · Symphonic Black Metal
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It has been way too long since Dimmu Borgir last released a studio album, and I felt the only way to be able to understand how this fits in the canon was by playing a few tracks from this and then dip into ‘Death Cult Armageddon’. This was an interesting exercise, not least because I always felt that a major part of their sound (at least for me) was the clean vocals of ICS Vortex, but of course he departed long ago. Vocalist Shagrath, as well as guitarists Silenoz and Galder are still there providing the material, while drummer Daray has been there for a decade, keyboard player Gerlioz has been there since 2010, so there is only one new boy, bassist Victor Brandt. Deciding to take their time on the songs has obviously been worthwhile, as there is far more breadth and depth to this than anything that have released previously. They have moved far more into the orchestral and symphonic arena, while still playing black metal like no-one else.

A special mention must be made of Gaute Storås and his work on the choral arrangements for the Schola Cantrum Choir, as it isn’t possible to overstate the impact they have had on the album as a whole. This is very much a metal band, but one that is attempting to create a genre of their own making, taking black metal and forcing into something that is far deeper, heavier and orchestral than anything they have managed up to this. The production is simply superb, incredibly clear while also very heavy indeed, allowing the band to spread their wings and show that when it comes to this style of music there are very few in the world who can even approach the majesty and dark beauty of what they are producing. It has been way too long since these guys have provided us with a new album, let’s just hope that the world tour to follow is just that, and that they make their way down here, as that would be a show not to miss.

CALIBAN Elements

Album · 2018 · Metalcore
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Caliban have been creating quite a noise in the metalcore scene since their inception in the late Nineties, and with the quintet managing to keep the same line-up together for fifteen years now is quite an achievement. Here they are back with the follow-up to 2016’s ‘Gravity’, and they seem to have increased the intensity in all areas. “’Elements’ is a logical progression from the last album,” says guitarist Marc Görtz. “But we definitely expanded the range of music we wanted to incorporate on ‘Elements’. It’s going in extremely different directions. It’s heavier, but also more melodic. Also, Andy is doing all the vocals—harsh and clean—on the new album.” This last is a change, as those duties are normally shared between Andreas Dörner and guitarist Denis Schmidt with competing styles, but here Dörner provides both melodic and gruff. Görtz says that when he started putting together the initial riffs for the album he was trying really hard not to listen to any other music so that he wasn’t influenced, but bands such as Meshuggah, Whitechapel and Trivium all seem to have made their way into his psyche.

It is the intensity that really blast out of the speakers and pins the listener against the far wall – if ever the States want to militarise music then they should look to this album to start with. That the band go between incredibly light and tremendously heavy only emphasises the difference between the two styles. They can keep it low and groove-ridden, suddenly knocking down the guitar tuning, or keep it riff-laden as if they are a new Cannibal Corpse before becoming a next generation Linkin Park. This is all over the place, so much so that one never knows quite where the musical journey is going to lead, except that it will be a fractured and enjoyable road to get there. Caliban are showing no sign at all of slowing down, and this may just be their finest release yet.

AT THE GATES To Drink From The Night Itself

Album · 2018 · Death Metal
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Although there have been some substantial gaps in their career, the line-up of At The Gates has been incredibly stable, having been the same since 1993. So, it was quite a blow when guitarist Anders Björler decided that it was time to move on. But, the band knew that they still had a great deal to offer, and called in old friend Jonas Stålhammar who they had known for almost thirty years. One rehearsal later and he had the job. It was important for the band to bring in someone who knew what they had been going through, had followed a similar musical journey, and also came from the same musical influences. Russ Russell was brought in as producer, and the result is one of the standout metal albums of the year.

By now most people would think that At The Gates would have nothing left to prove, having been at the forefront of the Swedish Death Metal scene for so many years, but while other bands have moved on and often changed their musical path ATG have double down and are bringing forth melodic death metal that is as heavy, violent and so damned enjoyable as anything they have released in the past. The band formed back in1990, yet here they are in 2018 showing all the young guns how to do it. The groove, they move, they mix incredibly light and delicate aspects into the thunderous sound, yet when the time is right they all lock in and bring it home. Tomas "Tompa" Lindberg still sounds like the angry young man he used to be, but now with more presence and command. He is at the forefront of what truly is a metallic monster casting all before it. Whatever anyone may want from a metal album, I can pretty much guarantee that this one has it. From the first note to the very last all I wanted to do was to keep turning it up time and again. It has been four years since the last album, let’s just hope that it isn’t so long until the next one.

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