At The Gates - The Flames Of The End [DVD] (Earache/Riot)

Legendary Swedish metallers At The Gates close the book on their career and set it alight with a massive three-disc DVD set that proves why they are considered one of the best bands of all time.

To say the At The Gates reunion tour was a reunion of one of the stalwarts of the Gothenburg scene.

Suffocation - Blood Oath (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Death metal has undergone a mini-renaissance in 2009 and Suffocation's Blood Oath continues this welcome re-emergence.
Release Date: 
2 Jul 2009 - 11:30pm

American death metal has always prided itself on sounding as menacing and gruesome as possible; Cannibal Corpse, Deicide and Malevolent Creation come to mind as ba

Hail of Bullets to release new mini-CD this northern summer

Dutch Death Metallers Hail of Bullets go to war again with 'Warsaw Rising', an EP featuring two brand new tracks, one cover and three live recordings.


Hammerfall - No Sacrifice, No Victory (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

This is an excellent album with many stand-out tracks, and many an ear-worm lurking therein.

Before I sat down to listen to Hammerfall's latest release, No Sacrifice, No Victory, I went way back in time in the band's discography and revisited Legacy of Kings

Misery Index - Traitors (Relapse/Riot)

Misery Index bring us, with their latest release, a crushing death/grind tour de force.

Misery Index bring us, with their latest release, a crushing death/grind tour de force.

Mantic Ritual - Executioner (Nuclear Blast/Riot)

Mantic Ritual play thrash like they've lived it for 20 years... yet they only formed in 2008.

Mantic Ritual are a really young thrash band from Philly in the US. How young? They were formed just last year - that's right: 2008!

Marshall Law - Razorhead (DR2/Riot)

This isn't a bad release by any means, but it goes for too long - something that is one of its major drawbacks.

These guys have been around a really long time, and they play a style of classic/power metal that is pretty much what you'd expect.

Ignominious Incarceration - Of Winter Born (Earache/Riot)

Of Winter Born is a great mid-range album. It's not something you'd sell your mum for, but it's pretty damn good.

Some people don't like my work because I am occasionally a fence-sitter, and I am also, occasionally, really gung-ho about works that tend to strike other metalheads as being rather prole.

Ephel Duath - Through my dog's eyes (Earache/Riot)

Many metal fans are likely to baulk at this release... I'm a pretty tolerant journo and even I didn't get through the whole thing.

This release is one that I think a lot of people - especially diehard metal fans - wouldn't really consider to be metal.

Death Angel hits Australia - and they are all fucking excited

To the delight of thrash fans across Australia, Death Angel's March 2009 tour was announced late in 2008, and we are seeing these guys on our shores this week. To talk about this tour, I had the opportunity to chat with band member Rob Cavestany.

Early in 2008 I had the opportunity to talk to Mark Osegueda about Death Angel's ki