The Metal Altar Posts

July 19 / Reviews

When asked to name locales of great folk metal bands, Finland, Russia, and Norway top most people’s lists. What if I told you there was a hidden gem hailing from the typically mundane state of Ohio in the USA? Cincinnati may not be home to typically harsh climates, but it is home to Winterhymn.

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July 14 / Op/Ed

2016 has been a great year so far for heavy metal, so limiting this list to ten releases was hard enough. Trying to sort them was even harder. In any case, here are my favorite albums from the first half of 2016 (January 1—June 30 release dates).

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June 24 / Reviews

Founded in 2003, Czech gothic/industrial metal act LiveEvil have shared the stage with bands such as Dark Tranquility and Samael. Mixing the aforementioned styles with samples and sci-fi/horror lyrics, LiveEvil are set to assault your soul with their fourth album, Blacktracks.

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June 21 / Reviews
May 17 / Reviews

Indian metal has always been a mixed bag for me, but Godless piqued my interest due to it being a “supergroup” of sorts, comprising members of Skrypt, Shock Therapy, and Eccentric Pendulum. While these aren’t huge bands, experienced musicians should produce a better-than-average album, right? Let’s see how the four-song debut EP Centuries of Decadence fares.

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