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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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In De Goot Entertainment

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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Adrenaline Mob

Adrenaline Mob, ‘Men of Honor’ – Album Review

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 - Official Site

Within Temptation, ‘Hydra’ – Album Review

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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Metal Blade

Behemoth, ‘The Satanist’ – Album Review

Behemoth’s five-year drought between studio albums is a storied tale. In August 2010, the band's frontman, Nergal, was diagnosed with leukemia, which was originally thought to be too advanced for chemotherapy treatments to be effective. After finding a bone marrow match in a donor, he underwent a transplant, which was ultimately successful following an infection setback a few weeks after undergoing the process.

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Red Dragon Cartel
PFA Media / Photo by Fred Morledge

Red Dragon Cartel, ‘Red Dragon Cartel’ – Album Review

 is one of the great metal guitarists, but has been absent from the scene for a while. Back in the early ‘80s he was in the band Mickey Ratt, which became Ratt. He was also in Rough Cutt and played briefly with Dio, but he is best known for his time with Ozzy Osbourne, joining his band after the tragic death of Randy Rhoads. Lee appeared on the albums ‘Bark at the Moon’ and ‘The Ultimate Sin.’

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Of Mice & Men
Rise Records

Of Mice & Men, ‘Restoring Force’ – Album Review

Of Mice & Men are in a state of transition and after a listen to the band's new 'Restoring Force' album, it appears as though the sky's the limit. Since the group's last album, the band has added bassist Aaron Pauley of Jamie's Elsewhere and his clean vocals have added the perfect compliment to frontman Austin Carlile.

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Iced Earth 2014
Century Media

Iced Earth, ‘Plagues of Babylon’ – Album Review

Iced Earth are back with their second offering since former Into Eternity frontman Stu Block has taken over vocal duties. While many fans saw the last album, ‘Dystopia,’ injecting a bit of new life into the band, ‘Plagues of Babylon’ continues in the same manner with some fresh songwriting ideas from guitarist Jon Schaffer.

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