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Skillet - Rise
Atlantic Records

Skillet, ‘Rise’ – Album Review

Skillet are a band who have paid their dues over the past 15 years with relentless touring. Their popularity grew steadily, first making their name in Christian music, then crossing over to the mainstream. The band's gold-certified 2006 album ‘Comatose’ really put them on the map.

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Children of Bodom
Nuclear Blast

Children of Bodom, ‘Halo of Blood’ – Album Review

Children of Bodom's music has taken a dramatic shift since the Finnish metal act released 'Something Wild' in 1997. Part-way through those 16 years, Bodom drifted away from their heavily neoclassical sound to focus on big-picture melodic death anthems. Fans took a while to shift along with Bodom, especially during the 'Are You Dead Yet?' / 'Blooddrunk' years, but with Bodom's newest album, 'Halo of Blood,' the band succeeds in throwing every little nuance of their evolution into a single release.

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Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath, ’13’ – Album Review

Ozzy Osbourne has stated multiple times that '13' could possibly be the most important album of his career. With such a fabled discography preceding '13,' both with Black Sabbath and his solo career, Ozzy's claim is not one to be taken lightly, and although '13' may not be the greatest album to ever be attributed to Ozzy's name, the disc is a definite success for Black Sabbath. 

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Megadeth, ‘Super Collider’ – Album Review

Metal has its share of polarizing figures, and near the top of the list is ’s Dave Mustaine. His political and religious beliefs and controversial statements have made him a lightning rod. That has brought a lot of attention to Megadeth, who have been on a roll, releasing three excellent albums over the past few years. ‘Super Collider’ is their fourteenth album, released on their own imprint via Universal Music.

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Queens of the Stone Age
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Queens of the Stone Age, ‘…Like Clockwork’ – Album Review

Welcome back Queens of the Stone Age and all of their talented friends! It's been six years since the band last released 'Era Vulgaris,' and it's apparent that mastermind frontman Josh Homme hasn't lost his touch for fuzzed out amps blasting guitar rock. But the band's '…Like Clockwork' album also shows another side with a handful of moody, introspective piano-driven tracks that just add to the musical palette.

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Immolation, ‘Kingdom of Conspiracy’ – Album Review

Immolation have been churning out their unique brand of New York death metal for 25 years now. Every album is an exercise in technical proficiency married with an absolutely hellacious atmosphere soaked in blast beats and Ross Dolan’s trademark guttural vocals. ‘Kingdom of Conspiracy’ is the quartet’s newest slab of brutality and marks the band’s finest album from this incarnation that solidified a decade ago.

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Season of Mist

Kylesa, ‘Ultraviolet’ – Album Review

For a good chunk of time now, America's most innovative and entrancing metal has wafted up from the South, as the great state of Georgia has birthed the likes of Mastodon, Baroness and Black Tusk. Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with those acts are the fully baked sludge merchants of Kylesa, who've just unleashed their latest must-hear album, 'Ultraviolet.' 

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Alice in Chains
Capitol Records

Alice in Chains, ‘The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here’ – Album Review

With Alice in Chains' experiencing a successful return with 'Black Gives Way to Blue,' the band cleared one very significant hurdle, and with their new album, 'The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here,' the veteran rockers prove they can sustain their excellence. While all the things you would expect from Alice in Chains -- sludgy guitars, haunting melodies, dark lyrics -- are on the disc, the band shows they can still put a fresh spin on their sound.

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Red Line Chemistry, ‘Tug of War’ – Album Review

With their third studio album, 'Tug of War,' Red Line Chemistry have truly hit their stride. While there was nothing wrong with their previous releases -- in fact, fans got some killer songs like 'Dumb Luck' and 'Ultragigantor' from them -- this new disc takes the band to the next level.

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Escape the Fate
Eleven Seven Music

Escape the Fate, ‘Ungrateful’ – Album Review

Escape the Fate have unleashed their fourth studio album ‘Ungrateful,’ which features the title track as its first single.

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