Album Review: Motorowl – Atlas (Century Media Records)

With influences spanning from Black Sabbath and early Pentagram to German kraut rock veterans like Kraan and Guru Guru up to Russian Circles, Baroness and the magnum opus of Opeth mastermind Mikael Åkerfeldt. The East German-based psychedelic doom powerhouse of Motorowl blend of imposing heaviness, deep harmonies and stirring atmospheres means their new album ‘Atlas’ is a highly anticipated release. Out on July 27th 2018 via Century Media Records.

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Album Review: Degrave – Degrave (Self Released)

While trends come and go and certain styles seem ephemeral in their passing, thrash metal will never die. Missouri’s Degrave play thrash metal, pushing themselves to break the levels set on their debut ‘Full Tilt’. Their self-titled follow-up will be released on July 27th 2018.

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Album Review – Automata II by Between the Buried and Me (Sumerian Records)

American progressive metallers, Between the Buried and Me, have released the second part of their two album concept in Automata II. The first part, Automata I, came out in March this year and was an album I really enjoyed for it’s creativity and strong story mixed with powerful, sombre and melodic music.

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Album Review: Hellish – The Spectre of Lonely Souls (Unspeakable Axe Records)

Coming out of Santiago, Chile in 2010, Hellish previously made believers out of thrash fans worldwide with their Unspeakable Axe-released debut, Grimoire. Only two years later, the follow-up album called The Spectre of Lonely Souls manages to out-pace and out-riff what came before. It will be released on July 27th via the same label.

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Album Review: Gravewards – Ruinous Ensoulment (Unspeakable Axe Records)

Gravewards’ debut full-length Ruinous Ensoulment is here, and it delivers thoroughly on the promise and the mission statement of their demo. Seven bludgeoning tracks and one intro deep, it will be released on the 27th July 2018 via Unspeakable Axe Records.

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