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Another STACKED week. New stuff from Earth Rockers, Finnish symphonic nerds, that one band Pitchfork loves, and many, many more! To the metals…

Children of Bodom – I Worship Chaos 81VvDBm2mKL._SL1417_

Genre: Extreme power metal
Origin: Espoo, Finland
Label: Nuclear Blast

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You've heard a Children of Bodom record before, right? This album is that. Guitar shreddery, epicness, and the Grim Reaper on the cover. I can' be mad at it though. The band delivers what they're known for.


Clutch – Psychic Warfare 71TBduyLttL._SL1200_

Genre: Hard rock
Origin: Frederick, Maryland
Label: Weathermaker

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One could argue I could write a similar blurb for Clutch as I just did for Bodom. Kinda true, but this record is still great. If you dig recent Clutch or Blast Tyrant this will be your jam. Peep Riley's full review here.


Deafheaven – New Bermuda Deafheaven-New-Bermuda

Genre: Post Black Metal
Origin: San Francisco, California
Label: Anti

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Easily their best record yet. Both more and less metal than ever. The metal parts are certainly more riff driven, and the not-so metal parts are prettier and more indie than before. I am almost annoyed with how much hype this record has, and how much it lives up to it.


Dog Fashion Disco – Ad Nauseam 91eM3Z1TlaL._SL1500_

Genre: Avant-garde metal
Origin: Rockville, Maryland
Label: Rotten

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Their second album since their comeback, and sadly I've only heard the included track. This taste is pretty good and if the overall record is as good as comeback record number one, Sweet Nothings, it'll be pretty sweet.


Kylesa – Exhausting Fire 812YGInjfRL._SL1500_

Genre: Sludge
Origin: Savannah, Georgia
Label: Season Of Mist

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Now with only one drummer (what a wacky concept), one of Georgia's sludgy, stony mainstays is back bringing the smokiness they do so well. Their streamlined trio lineup seems to produce more straight-forward jams, but these jams are oh so tasty.


Malevolent Creation – Dead Man's Path 91ItN+CUEML._SL1500_

Genre: Death metal
Origin: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Label: Century Media

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Nothing heavy enough for you this week? Not technical enough for you? Welp, here you fucking go! Get your teeth kicked in by this death metal ditty


Queensryche – Condition Human 81Us9xRbuML._SL1500_

Genre: Progressive
Origin: Bellevue, Washington
Label: Century Media

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Post-Tate Queensryche has returned, still Tate-less. The little I've heard is better than I was expecting. It's heavier than I thought, and proggier. I realize they're a long-running progressive metal/rock band, but they never really did it for me before.


Sevendust – Kill The Flaw 91O399PBVLL._SL1500_

Genre: Alt metal
Origin: Atlanta, Georgia
Label: 7Bros

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You know what, maybe I'm just in a good mood and everything's doing it for me right now, or maybe, just maybe, this Sevendust record does actually kill it (it totally does). I really enjoyed Seasons and this album reminds me a lot of that record. Also, vocalist Lajon Witherspoon still has one of the best voices in heavy music, and I wasn't expecting that.


Temple Of Baal – Mysterium Temple-of-Baal-Mysterium-e1438184779816

Genre: Black metal
Origin: Paris, France
Label: Agonia

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This is some cool, weird, dark shit. I'm totally unfamiliar with the band prior to the attached track, but damn am I curious now. They're like Behemoth with some avant garde elements. Maybe closer to a band like Murmur or Gorguts… Anyway, check it.


Trivium – Silence In The Snow 61CLNReSo3L._SL1425_

Genre: Melodic thrash
Origin: Orlando, Florida
Label: Roadrunner

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Gotta be up front here. Trivium will always have a soft spot in my heart. Ascendancy changed my life and I though In Waves was really good also. This band always deserves a shot to me. This album is easily their most melodic and anthem-centric one thus far. I like it, but not for the same reason as the aforementioned records. I fully expect the same general backlash to follow this that came after The Crusade. No screaming sooooo….


Wild Throne – Harvest Of Darkness photo

Genre: Progressive
Origin: Bellingham, Washington
Label: Roadrunner

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Ending strong this week. This noisy stoner/progressive/hardcore/etc trio from the Pacific Northwest do not disappoint on their full-length debut. I have a full gushing review here.



Also dropping today…

21 Octane – 2.0 (AFM) – Rock
42 Decibel – Rolling In Town (SPV) – Traditional hard rock
Behold! The Monolith – Architects Of The Void (Self) – Stoner
Carma – Carma (Labyrinth) – Doom
Cochise – The Sun Also Rises For Unicorns (Metal Mind) – Unicore
Debauchery – Fuck Humanity (Massacre) – Power pop
Death Dealer – Hallowed Ground (SMG) – Power metal
Denial – 11°22​.​4'N 142°35​.​5'E EP (Blood Harvest) – Death metal
Denner / Shermann – Satan's Tomb EP (Metal Blade) – Heavy metal
De Profundis – Kingdom Of The Blind (Wicker Man) – Extreme metal
Dragonheart – The Battle Sanctuary (Pitch Black) – Power metal
Entwine – Chaotic Nation (Spinefarm) – Gothic metal
Essence – Prime (Spinefarm) – Prime
Evil Army – Violence and War EP (Hells Headbangers) – Thrash
Fit For An Autopsy – Absolute Hope, Absolute Hell (eOne) – Deathcore
For Today – Wake (Nuclear Blast) – Metalcore
Gateway – Gateway (Hellthrasher) – Death metal
Heart Of A Coward – Deliverance (Century Media) – Metalcore
The Jokers – Hurricane (SPV) – Rock
Loma Prieta – Self Portrait (Deathwish) – Post hardcore
Lux Ferre – Excaecatio Lux Veritatis (Altare) – Black metal
Make Me A Donut – Bright Side (Tenacity) – Djent
Monastery – Ripping Terror '91 (Vic) – Death metal
New Year's Day – Malevolence (Another Century) – Melodic rock
One Year Delay – Deep Breath (Pavement) – Hardcore
Orcumentary – Destroy The Dwarves (Orc Rock) – Orc rock…duh
The Physicists – My Love Is Dead (Inverse) – Industrial
Pigs – Wronger (Solar Flare) – Noise rock
Procreation – Incantations Of Demonic Lust…(Nuclear War Now!) – Death metal
Promethee – Unrest (Lifeforce) – Melodic death metal
Pyrrhon – Growth Without End (Selfmadegod) – Tech death
Ravens Creed – Ravens Krieg (Xtreem) – Death metal
Repulsive Dissection – Church Of The Five Precious Wounds (Sevared) – Brutal tech death
Separations – Dream Eater (Imagen) – Post-hardcore
Sepulcher – Mausoleum Tapestry (Edged Circle) – Thrash
Solanum – Into The Sinners Circle (HPGD) – Thrash
Stellar Master Elite – III: Eternalism… (Essential Purification) – Blackened doom
Stormgrey – Pray Crawl Suffer (Vic) – Thrash
Tetragrammacide – Typhonian Wormholes… EP (Iron Bonehead) – Black/death metal
Trinakrius – Introspectum (Pitch Black) – Doom
Vanna – Alt EP (Pure Noise) – Covers
Venefixion – Defixio EP (Iron Bonehead) – Death metal
W.A.S.P. – Golgotha (Napalm) – Heavy metal
The Winery Dogs – Hot Streak (Loud and Proud) – Prog rock
XO Stereo – The Struggle EP (Another Century) – Rock

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