Metal Blade

Unearth - Darkness in the Light (Metal Blade)

A decade since their debut album, Unearth's latest outing will put hairs on your chest
Release Date: 
4 Jul 2011 - 11:30pm

Let's get straight down to business; Darkness in the Light is a cracking album.

Hate Eternal - Phoenix Amongst the Ashes (Metal Blade)

Death Metal 101 from the seasoned pros
Release Date: 
10 May 2011 - 8:30am


Amon Amarth - Sutur Rising (Metal Blade/Riot)

Eight albums in but the Viking warlords are by no means losing momentum
Release Date: 
29 Mar 2011 - 9:30am

It's hard to believe that Amon Amarth have been around for twenty years and released seven studio albums prior to the forthcoming Sutur Rising.

Brain Drill - Quantum Catastrophe (Metal Blade/Riot)

Opening with a tortured scream and a moment of insanely intricate bass work, Quantum Catastrophe is one of the most complicated and uncomfortable albums of the year.

Brain Drill is all about speed.

Bison b.c. - Dark Ages (Metal Blade/Riot)

Bison b.c.'s third outing on Metal Blade isn't technically astounding but something about it makes you want to listen on


Woe Of Tyrants - Threnody (Metal Blade/Riot)

With so many decent 'deathcore' albums in circulation, was there really any point in producing something so MOR?
Release Date: 
13 Apr 2010 (All day)

Having not heard Woe Of Tyrants before, I got a bit excited to read them being compared to The Black Dahlia Murder and Between The Buried And Me,

Valkyrja - Contamination (Metal Blade/Riot)

They may not be spectacularly well known in the black metal scene, but this album could be set to change things for Valkyrja.

I cannot tell a lie: this album scared me.

Trigger The Bloodshed - The Great Depression (Metal Blade/Riot)

After a sub-standard debut, British death merchants Trigger The Bloodshed have returned, with some new recruits, to stamp on the faces of all their critics.

As a genre, death metal has to be one of the most difficult to break into, with fans proving insanely hard to please.

Malefice - Dawn Of Reprisal (Metal Blade/Riot)

With a critically acclaimed debut album and a number of successful tours behind them, can UK metallers Malefice keep up the momentum?

Austrian Death Machine - Double Brutal (Metal Blade/Riot)

One of the USA's most high powered politicians is back. And he's more brutal than ever.

There's a chance, albeit a slim one, that you may not have heard of Austrian Death Machine.