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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THE AGONIST: EYE OF PROVIDENCE

When Alissa White-Gluz left The Agonist to join Arch Enemy she claimed that fans knew it was “over,” which had to make one wonder about the future of The Agonist. After all, maybe Alissa knew something we didn’t, that their next album was going to suck. Plus, she left some mighty big shoes...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: SWEET & LYNCH: ONLY TO RISE

Stryper’s powerhouse vocalist Michael Sweet and guitar maestro George Lynch, formerly of Dokken, have joined forces here and the result is a truly incredible album that’s better than anything either of them has done in quite a while. Not that either of them have put out bad music during recent years, mind you....
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: ANGELUS APATRIDA: HIDDEN EVOLUTION

Angelus Apatrida is a thrash metal band hailing from Albacete, Spain. It was formed in 2000 as more of a straightforward heavy metal band leaning in the power metal direction, but they gradually shifted gears and ventured into thrash territory. And boy are they good at it! It’s no secret that thrash is...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: MARILYN MANSON: THE PALE EMPEROR

Marilyn Manson, the self-proclaimed God of Fuck, has returned with his ninth studio album, The Pale Emperor, and it’s a very good thing. A very good thing indeed. Or it’s a bad thing, depending on who you ask. I’m sure extreme right wing zealots are interpreting its release as a sign of the...
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VIDEO: ANGELUS APATRIDA – “End Man”


Spanish thrash... Not just for kids anymore! A must for Overkill fans. Well, we suspect most thrash fans would bang their heads to this one, but the vocals especially remind our resident mascot, Gas Monkey, of Overkill. One might also compare Angelus Apatrida to Suicidal...
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#songoftheday / VIDEO: DARK FUNERAL – “Nail Them To The Cross”


If you're getting tired of all of our Christmas music reviews, might we suggest a little blasphemy? Swedish black metal legends DARK FUNERAL recently inked a new record deal with the fine folks at Century Media and now, after finding a new singer, they've released an instant...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: THANATOS: GLOBAL PURIFICATION

Thanatos is the daemon — not demon — personification of death and was a minor character in Greek mythology. Thanatos is also a dutch metal band celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, though the band had broken up in 1992 and wasn’t launched again until 1999. Global Purification is their sixth full-length album;...
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#albumoftheday / REVIEW: FLYLEAF: BETWEEN THE STARS

Of all of the female-fronted metal bands to emerge following the success of Evanescence, Flyleaf has always been my favorite. In fact, I’ve thought that they were better than Evanescence for quite awhile now and they only serve to prove me right, once again, with their brand new album Between the Stars, which...
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