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Autopsy, ‘Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves’ – Album Review

Autopsy
Peaceville

After splitting in 1995, the legendary death metal band Autopsy reunited and released the very well received comeback album ‘Macabre Eternal’ in 2011. Last year’s ‘The Headless Ritual’ did not receive quite the same critical acclaim, although we thought it was pretty awesome.  Now, less than a year after that album came out, Autopsy are back with the new full-length ‘Tourniquets, Hacksaws and Graves.’

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Devil You Know, ‘The Beauty of Destruction’ – Album Review

Devil You Know

 are made up of several veteran musicians with solid pedigrees. Originally formed by guitarist Francesco Artusato (All Shall Perish) and drummer John Sankey (Devolved, Divine Heresy), they rounded out the lineup with former Killswitch Engage vocalist Howard Jones, guitarist Roy Lev-Ari and bassist Ryan Wombacher (Bleeding Through).

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Triptykon, ‘Melana Chasmata’ – Album Review

Triptykon
Facebook: Triptykon

The term ‘genius’ is thrown around pretty loosely in music, but in the case of Tom G. Warrior (Thomas Gabriel Fischer), the description is an apt one. From Hellhammer to Celtic Frost and now Triptykon, he has broken new musical ground again and again, and although all his forays haven’t been home runs (‘Cold Lake’ being the most obvious example), Warrior isn’t afraid to take risks.

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Black Label Society, ‘Catacombs of the Black Vatican’ – Album Review

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire
Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

Black Label Society released the live album ‘Unblackened’ last year, but their last proper studio release was back in 2010.

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Lacuna Coil, ‘Broken Crown Halo’ – Album Review

Lacuna Coil

Lacuna Coil have unleashed their seventh studio album ‘Broken Crown Halo’ via Century Media Records, and this is a key album for the band. It's their last disc to feature retiring drummer Cristiano "Criz" Mozzati and guitarist Cristiano "Pizza" Migliore.

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Chevelle, ‘La Gargola’ – Album Review

Chevelle
In De Goot Entertainment

Well over a decade into their career, Chevelle are not only going strong, they're thriving and still evolving as a band. Nowhere is this more evident than on the group's latest effort, 'La Gargola.'

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Gojira, ‘Les Enfants Sauvages’ – DVD/CD Review

Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

Gojira have slowly ascended through the metal ranks, gathering more and more fans with each release and playing higher profile tours. The French act puts on a killer live show, which is documented in the DVD/CD ‘Les Enfants Sauvages.’

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Cynic, ‘Kindly Bent To Free Us’ – Album Review

Cynic
Season of Mist

Since the release of 'Focus' in 1993, Floridian technical death metal innovators Cynic have held onto the status of being an "elite" band. Few underground acts have been bestowed with such critical praise, but Cynic have always been ahead of their time. That sensibility is retained with the band's third full-length album, 'Kindly Bent To Free Us,' but the record is also certain to polarize Cynic fans for a host of reasons.

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Adrenaline Mob, ‘Men of Honor’ – Album Review

Adrenaline Mob

After last year’s covers album ‘Coverta,’  return with their proper sophomore full-length album, ‘Men of Honor.’ It’s their first disc with drummer A.J. Pero (Twisted Sister), who replaced Mike Portnoy.

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Within Temptation, ‘Hydra’ – Album Review

Within-Temptation
Within Temptation - Official Site

At first glance, it could be easy to be distracted by the plentiful guest stars, but that's not the case with Within Temptation's 'Hydra' album. In most cases, the vocals blend perfectly with Sharon den Adel's powerful pipes to provide some interesting tracks that flow well within the context of the disc.

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