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Doro – No Fear, Not Ever

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Dependable Doro. She’s been rocking the house for over 25 years now and as cliché as this sounds, shows no signs of slowing down. Her newest Fear Read more […]

Pantheon I – Worlds Within the Margin

It’s hard to get one’s head around it, but if you’re not up for murder or committed some heinous crime and are in a black metal band in Norway, the media won’t bat an eye at you. Not like it’s Read more […]

Divine Heresy – Fortifying the Machine

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) For a man at 41 years of age, Dino Cazares sure has a lot of spunk. Energy. Passion. Confidence. You almost would have to possess those traits if Read more […]

Isis – Shining Brightly

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) They’ve spawned legions of copycat bands and with 2006’s In The Absence Of Truth they almost managed to trip themselves up. While not a bad Read more […]

Altar of Plagues – Burn It Down

Altars of Plagues…man, they hit it. They hit it like Isis did when Panopticon emerged in 2004 or when Neurosis started blowing minds in the mid-90’s. That huge wall of sound, like a sonic tsunami Read more […]

Wolf – Burnin’ For Metal

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Throughout the past decade or so (Blistering turns 11 this year, by the way), we’ve been subjected to every type of interview possible: from zealous, Read more […]

Therapy?– Enjoy The Noise

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Having taken a few years off between releases Northern Ireland rockers Therapy? are back with their best album for a while, the fantastic Crooked Read more […]

Edguy – Happy Is As Happy Does

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Now the pied-pipers of funny, off-beat power metal, Germany’s Edguy are doing what their forefathers Helloween did when they were in the same situation: Read more […]

Bats – Red In Tooth And Claw

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Brutality and beauty, science and nature, religion and evolution, these things have Dublin angular rockers Bats all aflutter at the moment. These Read more […]

Believer – Tech-ier Than Thou

sk any recently reformed band from the 90’s and the response will be the same: Where were you at the beginning? The legacy and legend of bands like At the Gates, Carcass, Autopsy, Atheist, etc., etc., Read more […]

Samael – Vorphing Into Primal

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) As damn unlistenable as Samael’s newest album Above is, it will succeed in thrusting the Swiss metallers back into the dark metal fray where Read more […]

Soilwork’s Peter Wichers

We’re quite accustomed to seeing lead singers leave at the most inopportune of times, but when Soilwork lead guitarist/principle songwriter/founding member Peter Wichers quit the band in late 2005, more Read more […]

Samothrace – Harmony and Agony

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) No band makes better use of one’s time in the current doom metal fray than Samothrace. As the rest of the scene continues to bog itself down and Read more […]

Thyrfing – Ride of the Thunder Men

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Quite the different world Sweden’s Thyrfing finds itself in from their humble Viking metal beginnings in the late 90’s. See, back then, only Read more […]

Lamb of God – Southern Wrath

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) “It’s been a wild few days, man. We started up in Finland and it was just a whirlwind. We left the States and came through England, then up to Finland, Read more […]

Napalm Death – Time, What is Time?

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Venerable, venerable Napalm Death. This scribe picked up on the band during it’s mid-90’s era when albums like 1994’s Fear, Emptiness, Despair and Read more […]

Cannibal Corpse – Population Decimation

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) As tricky of a proposition death metal is, there’s only one constant and that’s Cannibal Corpse. While Morbid Angel is laying low, Obituary still Read more […]

Sepultura – No Roots Revival

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Dogged since the departure of vocalist/guitarist Max Cavalera in late 1996, Sepultura has had what could amount to be the steepest climb of any established Read more […]

Darkane – Rusted Conviction

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Let us rewind ten years to 1999. Yeah,nineteen-fucking-ninety-nine. The melo-death explosion was in full flight, with In Flames having released Colony, Read more […]

Kreator – Running Amok

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Leave it up to Kreator to come up with a scathing, unrelenting assessment of the world that we live in. The German thrash icons have never been ones Read more […]

Yngwie Malmsteen – Born In Hell

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) The name “Yngwie” will always draw varied reactions. Some find his brand of neo-classical guitar shred revolutionary, others find it a bit much. Read more […]

Enslaved – Spine

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Last time Blistering caught up with Enslaved, the band were just start hitting their creative stride with Ruun and were in the throes of near-unanimous Read more […]

Moonsorrow – Hardly Blending In

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Not to call metal journalism a risky profession or hobby, but when a scribe takes the call from an overseas artist, a myriad of things can go wrong. Read more […]

Cynic – Astral Roots and Visions

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) For all the spins this scribe has given Traced in Air, the one resounding thought is how different the world is from 15 years ago. Discounting things Read more […]

Omnium Gatherum – Focus Shift

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) No real surprise here – Omnium Gatherum’s newest The Redshift is a sure-fire Top 10 candidate for this scribe’s year-end list. Of all the Read more […]

Exodus – Tempo of the Thrashed

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Continuing the trend of bands re-recording classic albums and/or songs, Bay Area thrashers Exodus are taking on the mammoth risk of updating their Read more […]

Opeth – The Burden is Theirs

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com in September of 2008) We’re a good four months removed from Opeth’s newest effort Watershed and if early indications are to be believed, the Read more […]

Cradle of Filth – The Devil’s Thunder

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) Hard to believe it’s been a decade since Cradle of Filth’s Cruelty and the Beast album. Widely considered to be the band’s watershed moment, Cruelty thrust Read more […]

Kalmah – Lords of the Swamp

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) It just keeps coming back, this new Kalmah record. For the Revolution is leaps and bounds ahead of the melodic death metal competition for 2008, Read more […]

Neuraxis – Progression Through Learning

(This content originally appeared on Blistering.com) For the average underground metal band without the benefit (or not…) of management, the plight of being a metal band in this cutthroat industry Read more […]