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Against the Wall – May 2013


Deathchain-Ritual_Death_Metal-2013
ALBUM:
 Deathchain – “Ritual Death Metal”
LABEL: Svart Records
GENRE: Death/Thrash Metal
OVERALL RATING: 8.5/10

(TK): I’m lovin’ it. 8.5/10

(MJ): Sickeningly ugly song titles. Blasting music with horns! 8.0/10

(VS): Truly amazing record here, they have taken huge steps forward. To me, it might be their best album to date. 9.0/10

FKU-4-Rise_of_the_Mosh_Mongers-2013
ALBUM:
 F.K.Ü. – “4 – Rise of the Mosh Mongers”
LABEL: Napalm Records
GENRE: Modern Rock/Melodic Metal, Doom/Death Metal
OVERALL RATING: 8.0/10

(TK): Probably the best mosh in the world. Full review here8.0/10

(MJ): Totally awesome, especially the vocals. I’m gonna delete the “Überslasher” songs when I buy and rip this album. But besides them, the only bad thing about this album is that it ends. 8.5/10

(VS): As if crossover was dead, there are bands that throw good albums out there. It is enjoyable to listen to, for sure. 7.0/10

Flagellant-Maledictum-2013
ALBUM:
 Flagellant – “Maledictum”
LABEL: World Terror Committee
GENRE: Black Metal
OVERALL RATING: 7.0/10

(TK): Lipsmackin’ thirstquenchin’ acetastin’ motivatin’ goodbuzzin’ cooltalkin’ highwalkin’ fastlivin’ evergivin’ coolfizzin’ Flagellant. 7.5/10

(MJ): Pretty good, but also not. 5.0/10

(VS): I was looking forward to listen to their new album, and I was right. This is a really artistic black metal piece, for fans and not only. 8.5/10

The_Ocean-Pelagial-2013
ALBUM:
 The Ocean – “Pelegial”
LABEL: Metal Blade Records
GENRE: Progressive/Atmospheric Sludge Metal/Post-Hardcore
OVERALL RATING: 7.0/10

(TK): Let your fingers do the walking. 8.0/10

(MJ): I don’t have anything against modern music (most of my favorite records are from this side of the century), but this album have pretty much everything that I dislike about the musical progression as of late. Also, I hate song titles with colons in them. The bits that are good are great, but ease things up a bit, please! 5.0/10

(VS): Art and talent reign supreme. Thats all I can say, this album is an amazing musical trip. 8.0/10

Sodom-Epitome_of_Torture-2013
ALBUM:
 Sodom – “Epitome of Torture”
LABEL: Steamhammer/SPV
GENRE: Thrash Metal
OVERALL RATING: 7.0/10

(TK): Sodom is good for you. 6.0/10

(MJ): This is not far from awesome. Cavemen showing great form. 7.5/10

(VS): I’ve listened to worse stuff by them and I don’t have high hopes since the releases of Agent Orange or Persecution Mania. Give the album a spin or two, I liked most of the songs. 7.0/10


Amorphis-Circle-2013
ALBUM:
 Amorphis – “Circle”
LABEL: Nuclear Blast Records
GENRE: Modern Rock/Melodic Metal, Doom/Death Metal
OVERALL RATING: 6.5/10

(TK): Nothing outlasts the Amorphis. It keeps going and going and going. 7.0/10

(MJ): I really wanted this record to be bad. It wasn’t. It isn’t. 7.5/10

(VS): Got bored after a couple of songs. This kind of modern metal is not my cup of tea. 5.0/10

Arsis-Unwelcome-2013
ALBUM:
 Arsis – “Unwelcome”
LABEL: Nuclear Blast Records
GENRE: Technical Melodic Death Metal
OVERALL RATING: 6.5/10

(TK): I do not go cukoo for Arsis! 6.0/10

(MJ): A few notches above mediocre. Lots of great guitar solos. 6.0/10

(VS): Insane musicianship as always. It sounds like their older albums, so fans will enjoy. 7.0/10

colossus-wake-2013
ALBUM:
 Colossus – “Wake”
LABEL: Perennity Records
GENRE: Progressive Stoner/Sludge Metal
OVERALL RATING: 6.5/10

(TK): M’m! M’m! Good! 8.0/10

(MJ): I don’t like the music, but I can’t help digging this album. It must be that Colossus have a great drummer. 4.5/10

(VS): A nice mixture of stoner/sludge/progressive metal, has its moments but I don’t think it will be in the playlist for long. The vocals ruin it for me, some songs are nice though. 6.5/10


Ghost - Infestissumam

ALBUM: Ghost – “Infestissumam”
LABEL: Loma Vista Recordings
GENRE: Heavy Metal/Rock/Pop
OVERALL RATING: 5.5/10

(TK): Snap! Crackle! Pop! 7.0/10

(MJ): Esoteric and imaginative. This is actually kinda great. 7.0/10

(VS): A new album by this band was doomed to let everyone down, but this much? It is probably the weakest album I’ve heard so far this year, nothing interesting at all. 2 points for the cover art. 2.0/10

Memory_Garden-Doomain-2013


ALBUM:
 Memory Garden – “Doomain”
LABEL: Metal Blade Records
GENRE: Power/Doom Metal
OVERALL RATING: 5.0/10

(TK): All that glitters is not gold. 5.5/10

(MJ): The muszic isz not half-bad. But really? A szinger with a liszp? 3.0/10

(VS): Glad to listen to this voice again. It’s neither a disappointment nor their best album, I recognized some memorable moments, even though it didn’t move the earth for me as a whole. 7.0/10

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