Nergal: “I’m sure our fans will worship our new opus.”

Behemoth has posted the 5th studio diary on YouTube for viewing.  These diaries chronicle their studio experience—they’re also pretty fucking cool.  This is, of course, all in the lead up to their new studio album Evangelion which will be released in August and is highly anticipated by this Angry Metal Guy. Well, as I said […]

Sweden’s Valkyrja Signs with Metalblade – Re-releases Debut

Valkyrja, the Swedish black metal act in the vein of others like Naglfar, has signed a two record deal with Metal Blade Records according to their Myspace page.  They are currently in the studio recording their second album, while the first one (originally released on Northern Silence Productions) will be re-issued by Metal Blade on […]

Black Sun Aeon – Darkness Walks Beside Me Review

Black Sun Aeon – Darkness Walks Beside Me Review

I have often commented that Finland is really producing the best metal in the world right now. Of course, when I say that I’m usually associating with bands like Moonsorrow, Finntroll or Amorphis, but apparently I’ve been leaving out a band from that whole list because they’re on a small label: Black Sun Aeon. Right now I’m going to add Black Sun Aeon to the pantheon of excellent metal coming from Finland, but unlike those other bands, they’re not wandering on the folk/viking side of things, but instead they’re doing more old-fashioned mid-paced death, intermingled with a doomy goth element that I haven’t heard done well for a long time.

Riverside – Anno Domini High Definition Review

Riverside – Anno Domini High Definition Review

Riverside – Anno Domini High Definition Rating: 4.5/5.0 – Excellent composition – Stays with the listener for days Label: Inside Out Music Websites: myspace.com/riversidepl | riverside.art.pl Riverside was a band that I approached with some caution. I’ve often been unimpressed with progressive metal in the modern era. Not just unimpressed, but often so much as […]

Atheist – Live at Wacken Track on Myspace

Tech metal legends Atheist has posted a track on Myspace off of their forthcoming Unquestionable Presence: Live at Wacken DVD which is set to be released on the 21st of July (in the states) via Relapse Records.  You can check it out here: www.myspace.com/kellysatheistwebsite. Unquestionable Presence: Live At Wacken track listing (first disc only): 01. […]

Suicide Silence – No Time to Bleed Review

Suicide Silence – No Time to Bleed Rating: 2.5/5.0 – Excellence offset by core Label: Century Media Websites: myspace.com/suicidesilence | suicidesilence.net (last updated 2005) Suicide Silence is a study of opposites—a dichotomy of sorts.  On the one hand, they appear to be a talented band, musically varied, very interesting and capable of building intense grooves.  […]

Shining Enters Studio to Begin VII

Well, apparently Shining is wasting no time with releasing a new record.  This probably has to do with the fact that VI/Klagopsalmer has been such a long time coming–but also, as I reported the other day, they signed with Indie Recordings and they probably want to get right underway.  Anyway, the band has updated its […]

Death Maze – Prodigy of Death Review

Death Maze – Prodigy of Death Rating: 3.5/5.0 – Very good Label: Unsigned Website: myspace.com/deathmazeswe Few unsigned bands in Sweden have been getting the kind of press that UmeÃ¥’s Death Maze has gotten in the last 6 months or so.  There are probably a few reasons for this, firstly, there are a lot of unsigned […]