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Belphegor – Conjuring the Dead (2014)

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Belphegor’s most recent masterpiece will prove that they are more than another extreme metal band. Conjuring The Dead is both everything we know about Belphegor, and a Belphegor we’ve never seen yet. This album will persuade and amaze the listener, completely submitting themselves to the band that is the apex of everything unorthodox. With one listen, Belphegor will make the listener become aware of both the evils and the pleasures of the world. Read more

Crucified Barbara – In The Red (2014)

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In 2012, Crucified Barbara shocked the world with their album The Midnight Chase, which was a combination of straight heavy metal and aggressive lyrics. With that album the band was able to visit places like Brazil, and their first ever North American tour. In 2014, the Swedish ladies of Crucified Barbara return with In The Red, a new album, and a new heavy metal story.  Read more

Cannabis Corpse – From Wisdom to Baked (2014)

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So Cannabis Corpse released a new album. And guess what? It sounds like more Cannabis Corpse! Well they took their awesome song titles from bands such as Death and Gorguts, and I couldn’t be happier! Who is gonna complain about more stoner death metal? Especially since this stoner band doesn’t sound like crap, like most stoner bands do. Read more

Fallujah – The Flesh Prevails (2014)

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To state “Fallujah just released a new album” would be an understatement. This creation is titled “The Flesh Prevails.” An interesting title, because more than flesh prevails with this album; the listener feels their soul emerging with just one listen of this album. This out of body experience defines this album, and keeps the listener coming back. Very few bands can achieve this quality of disembodiment, which is why Fallujah will blow minds with this new album. Read more

Eluveitie – Origins (2014)

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Eluveitie is one of the most significative folk metal bands out there, since their inception back in 2002 they had defined the folk metal sound one album at the time. This year, they are releasing their new album Origins. This album picks up where Helvetios (2012) left off, as their sound got more mature and heavy, and their music became more pragmatic, which also takes the folk metal style further in the search for that perfect equilibrium between metal and folk music. Read more

Amberian Dawn – Magic Forest (2014)

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After releasing a re-recorded selection of the best songs from their previous musical work with the voice of their new singer, Capri Paivi, last year. This 2014 Amberian Dawn returns with a new album titled, Magic Forest. Read more

Goatwhore – Constricting Rage of the Merciless (2014)

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New Goatwhore is always a delightful thing. They are the death/black/extreme/hard rock/awesome metal band that obviously does their own thing and can actually pull it off. Their signature sound is best described as sacrificing the virgin cunt with a cattle prod; but you already know that. Anyway, they are releasing their newest album Constricting Rage of the Merciless on July 8. Prepare to dance on your blood-covered floor in sadistic ecstasy. Read more

Allegaeon – Elements of the Infinite (2014)

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In 2014 Allegaeon releases their new album Elements Of The Infinite. From what I remember about math, sequences can either be finite or infinite. Allegaeon has proved they truly are infinite with this new album. They improved on their signature melodic style without losing who they are. I will admit there are some songs not as strong as others, but overall this album pretty much kicks ass. Read more

Septicflesh – Titan (2014)

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Septicflesh’s new masterpiece is a ruthless yet mellifluous movement. With a name like Titan, Septicflesh fans immediately expected some of the best work Septicflesh could ever create. Since “titan” is a fancy word for “giant,” I feel Septicflesh met expectations. This sound is the biggest thing Septicflesh ever invented; they intensified the orchestrations and the savagery of their sound, making this a vivid rhapsody. Read more

Tankard – R.I.B (2014)

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Since the late 80′s German thrash metal had broken apart from the traditional format developed by the Bay Area movement (Metallica, Testament, Death Angel, Exodus, etc). The German response has been always darker and in some cases heavier, and albums like Agent Orange by Sodom, Extreme Aggression by Kreator and Chemical Invasion by Tankard are some of the best examples of that early German thrash metal period. This year Tankard returns with another heavy-alcohol infused album, that mixes speed metal, thrash and a bit of punk metal here and there.

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