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Down, ‘Down IV – Part II’ – EP Review

In 2012, Down released the first of four planned EPs. After ‘Down IV Part I - the Purple EP,’ guitarist Kirk Windstein left the band to concentrate on Crowbar, but his replacement Bobby Landgraf is a former guitar tech for the band, so the transition was fairly seamless.

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Insomnium, ‘Shadows of the Dying Sun’ – Album Review

If Finnish melodic death metal band Insomnium can promise one thing, it's quality. Since the group's first major release in 2002, Insomnium have unleashed album after album of beautifully constructed metal, wooing hoards of fans along the way. The main question those fans have been pondering, however, is how 'Shadows of the Dying Sun' will stack up next to Insomnium's five prior full-length works.

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

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

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

 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

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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Liz Ramanand, Loudwire

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

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

Lacuna Coil, ‘Broken Crown Halo’ – Album Review

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

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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Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

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

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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Season of Mist

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

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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