Out now via Metal Blade Records, DragonForce’s new album Extreme Power Metal is excessive, bold, huge, and lives up to its name.
The 50th anniversary re-release of The Beatles iconic Abbey Road album effectively showcases the band at the height of their powers, while also giving a voyeuristic glimpse into the studio synergy of what is undeniably one of the greatest, most influential groups of all time.
In Cauda Venenum (Nuclear Blast Records) is the most cohesive, solid album that Opeth have ever released, and easily the best of their modern era.
Meteahnă Timpurilor (Avantgarde Music), the first album from Romania’s Sur Austru, continues where the legendary Negură Bunget left off with a continuous, immersive blackened folk metal performance that conjures all the natural splendour and shadowy menace of Transylvania.
With their new and sixth album Earthandsky (Rise RecordsOf Mice & Men hold fast to their roots while simultaneously soaring to new heights.
On their beautiful third album Rooh, aswekeepsearching help define India as a prime new arena for post-rock.
The Infernal Pathway (Season of Mist) is easily 1349’s most complex record yet, but the Norwegian quartet’s iconoclastic virulence is in no way diminished by this stylistic shift, remaining a black metal album full of bombast, splendor and hatred.
40 years following its initial release in September 1979 via Sire Records, the Ramones-led Rock ‘N’ Roll High School motion picture soundtrack album continues to serve as a relevant time capsule from an era when rock was alive and well — unrestrained by stylistic shackles. Gabba Gabba Hey!
The verdict is in — for those who crave the sonic crunch, Absolute (Rise Records), the latest from Kublai Khan TX is an “absolute” slam dunk.
Kadavar’s latest offering, For The Dead Travel Fast (Nuclear Blast Records) is the Halloween record to top them all; it is music that will thrill and enthral even the darkest and most jaded music fan, and it’s bloody GLORIOUS.
Out September 20th via Metal Blade Records, A Dawn To Fear by Cult of Luna commands your focus and repays you with one of the most immersive and rewarding records likely to be seen this year.
ISON has easily produced the celestial ambient, post-rock album of 2019 with Inner – Space (Avantgarde Music), an astral journey that begs to be grasped and experienced.
England’s Winterfylleth present their first live album, The Siege of Mercia, on Candlelight Records and its success lies in its careful curation as a snapshot of the band’s capabilities and a delightful narrative of their growth, musically and stylistically and reinforces their position as custodians of English black metal.
Released 40 years ago this week (September 17, 1979) via Columbia Records, Judas Priest’s breakthrough live album, Unleashed In The East has stood the test of time as a legit, must-have for any self-respecting metal fan. And it remains arguably THE quintessential title in the band’s impressive, multi-platinum catalog.