Archive for the Century Media Category
Top notch 10th anniversary vinyl reissue of this glorious thrash metal debut attack courtesy of California’s WARBRINGER, who belong to the leaders of the mid 2000’s new generation of thrashers and are still going strong since forming as Onslaught back in 2004. On time with Century Media’s 30th anniversary in […]
Napalm Death’s Coded Smears and More Uncommon Slurs. Available here on Double LP. Compilation of rarities and covers from the past 10 years. Napalm Death is a band that gives 100% when writing a song, so the songs included on this comp were saved originally for split EP’s now sold […]
Their first album in 15 years, the Long Island post-hardcore band Glassjaw picks up right where they left off with their heaviest material yet. Their heaviest material yet. Its aggression and abrasive, abstract skronk tie together New York hardcore and no wave, mixed with astringent third-wave emo melody and the […]
Given how important live concerts are to the black metal experience, one would think that there would be a lot more live albums by black metal artists. But in fact, the majority of black metal bands have not provided live albums. Marduk, thankfully, have provided more than one live album; […]
Lineup changes are not uncommon in the death metal/black metal world; some death metal and black metal bands can be revolving doors. Changing personnel has been known to hurt some bands creatively, but Marduk — one of Sweden’s finest black metal outfits — has a way of emerging unscathed after personnel changes. […]
As with the previous album, ‘The Children of the Night’, so too with ‘Down Below’. Tribulation has succumbed to change and momentum, but the Swedes didn’t let it become them. They’ve evolved (or are evolving) on ‘Down Below’. The evocative vibe of places frightful and things malign remains strong, as […]
Of all European Black Metal artists, Samael were one of the first (if not the first at all) to open the way to the so-called “Second Wave”. These musicians took the bloody atmosphere of Slayer and the carnage theatre put to scene by Possessed, and mixed it up with a […]
City is the second album by Canadian extreme metal band Strapping Young Lad. It was released on February 11, 1997. The album was re-released in 2007 with several bonus tracks and altered cover art. Frontman Devin Townsend assembled a permanent lineup of Strapping Young Lad to record City, including prolific […]
Fortunately, Mercyless remain as brutal here as they did on the debut, not going the “wimp out” direction that some death metal bands did at this stage. Here, the band enlisted the noted skills of leading death metal producer Colin Richardson to man the soundboard this time around, resulting in […]
San Diego’s feverish psych rock revivalists have returned with another bong-sparking blowout, packed to the brim with blazing tempos, cartwheeling jams and the wild-eyed shredding of frontman Parker Griggs. Their fifth effort , and their first on Century Media.
Swedish Death Metallers THE LURKING FEAR are releasing their debut album “Out Of The Voiceless Grave” via Century Media Records. “‘Out Of The Voiceless Grave’ ticks all the death metal boxes: from pummelling riffs to haunting growls, they certainly know how to produce a devastating sonic experience.” – Kerrang (UK)
After nearly three dedicated decades, guitarist/songwriter Jon Schaffer, drummer Brent Smedley, vocalist Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, and new guitarist Jake Dreyer have assembled the fiercest Iced Earth record since 1996 milestone The Dark Saga and 1998’s chart-blazer Something Wicked This Way Comes. Titled Incorruptible, Iced Earth’s twelfth record is […]
The ferocious twelve new tracks on “Fear Those Who Fear Him” include uncompromising, grinding two-minute-bursts as well as the most miserable, gloomiest doom the band has ever created.