american metal

Midnight- No Mercy For Mayhem (Hells Headbangers)

Midnight hits hard with No Mercy for Mayhem.
Release Date: 
19 Aug 2014 (All day)

Imagine receiving an invitation to the most filthy, depraved party ever held. The kind held in the dingy basement of a back alley apartment block in the bad part of town.

Goatwhore- Constricting Rage of the Merciless (Metal Blade)

Goatwhore are back to once again lay waste in Satan's name!
Release Date: 
8 Jul 2014 (All day)

Goatwhore is back with a new album, and it happens to sound just like a new Goatwhore album.

Allegaeon- Elements of the Infinite (Metal Blade)

Is there really such a thing as a technical death metal album that's immediate as well as engaging?
Release Date: 
24 Jun 2014 (All day)

As a music critic, it’s a rare pleasure indeed when an album you weren’t expecting to like surprises you by being awesome.

Dismemberment – Embrace the Dark (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

Don't stop to read this, just listen to the album.
Release Date: 
29 Apr 2014 (All day)

Embrace the Darkness delivers a mixed bag of genres which creates something I can’t quite put into standard metal vernacular.

Dismemberment- Embrace the Dark (The Black Birch)

Blackened thrash fun.
Release Date: 
1 Feb 2014 (All day)

If my last review hinted at fatigue towards some of the more played-out elements of metal, you should know that such feelings are fleeting.

Skeletonwitch- Serpents Unleashed (Prosthetic Records/Rocket Distribution)

Another fine piece of metal mayhem...
Release Date: 
25 Oct 2013 (All day)

Call me sentimental, but in this age of bells, whistles and po-faced self-consciousness, I have a real soft spot in my heart for bands that forego all of the extraneous bullshit and get down to the

Primitive Man- Scorn (Relapse Records)

A nasty sludge surprise for lovers of all things grim and hate-filled.
Release Date: 
20 Aug 2013 (All day)

Disgusting, horrifying, gut-wrenching . . . these are just a select few phrases that make my ears prick up when I hear people talking about a new release.

Revocation- Revocation (Relapse Records)

Revocation continue to impress...
Release Date: 
6 Aug 2013 (All day)

Fans of Revocation's previous album, 2011's Chaos of Forms, might look at this new self-titled effort as somthing of a step backwards for

The Black Dahlia Murder - Everblack (Metal Blade)

There's one bad thing and one great thing about The Black Dahlia Murder. They can't keep a line-up from wobbling out of orbit.

So is that the good thing? Or the bad thing?

Steve Hughes: "It's the beginning of the Satanic new world order" and it ain't pretty

Remember that kid getting scolded by his father for watching Megadeth when he wanted to see the News? Well, this IS the news, according to man of quick-silver wit and rivet head, Steve Hughes. Die-hard Metallica fans might want to grab a tissue for this one...

“I’ll grab me coffee and I’ll be there,” speaks comedian Steve Hughes softly down the phone from Brisbane after a spell in Adelaide, South Australia.