Reviews Label: Nuclear Blast

Label: Nuclear Blast

24 reviews found

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Meshuggah - Catch Thirty Three album cover


Catch Thirty Three, 2005

8.9 / 10

There are lots of ways that one can view the genre of metal and any of its countless sub-genres - a soundtrack to your miserable life, a vicarious escape from ...

Exodus - Shovel Headed Kill Machine album cover


Shovel Headed Kill Machine, 2005

8.1 / 10

We've all heard the stories. Someone leaves your favorite band and the remaining members have two choices.... carry on or pack it in. It doesn't mean shit to a tree ...

Cathedral - Garden of Unearthly Delights album cover


Garden of Unearthly Delights, 2006

7.0 / 10

If you are into doom, stoner, or sludge metal and you don't know who Cathedral is, you fail at life. For the sonically impaired, Cathedral are one of the progenitors ...

Testament - The Formation of Damnation album cover


The Formation of Damnation, 2008

7.5 / 10

Since the mid 1980’s Bay Area thrashers Testament have persevered in the world of heavy metal, undergoing numerous lineup changes and even a few medical scares. While their peers in ...

Symphony X - Iconoclast album cover

Symphony X

Iconoclast, 2011

9.0 / 10

Dream Theater is beginning to stagnate. Queensrÿche has jumped the shark. Nobody even knows what Devin Townsend is on anymore. In fact, it would certainly seem that Symphony X is ...

Meshuggah - Koloss album cover


Koloss, 2012

7.5 / 10
Multiple Authors

Meshuggah is one of those bands I have an unnatural reverence for. Ever since I first heard Nothing, I've been in perpetual awe of their musical virtuosity and incredible technicality. ...

Meshuggah - Koloss album cover


Koloss, 2012

6.0 / 10
Multiple Authors

*Reviewers disclaimer – This is the most Meshuggah I have ever heard, so here you get two viewpoints – a fan perspective and, well, mine. Sweden’s Meshuggah (literally meaning “crazy” ...

Municipal Waste - The Fatal Feast album cover

Municipal Waste

The Fatal Feast, 2012

7.9 / 10

Municipal Waste is a crossover band from Richmond, Virginia who has captivated audiences from all different scenes. Whether you’re into punk, metal, hardcore or any of the diluted sub genres ...

Wintersun - Time I album cover


Time I, 2012

9.0 / 10

Wintersun make even Godot look punctual.The Finnish black/folk/power metal band was originally conceived as a solo project for Ensiferum guitarist/vocalist Jari Mäenpää, who released its eponymous debut in 2004. The ...

Enslaved - RIITIIR album cover



8.4 / 10

the black metal horde Enslaved seems to have been around forever. Unlike most bands of their genre and pedigree they have managed to add elements to their style to make ...

Avantasia  - The Mystery of Time album cover


The Mystery of Time, 2013

7.0 / 10

Between being the vocalist for heavy metal band Edguy and the creative force for the rock opera project Avantasia, Tobias Sammet is a really busy guy. And though I've never really been able ...

Arsis - Unwelcome album cover


Unwelcome, 2013

6.0 / 10

Arsis have gotten a lot of flack recently--many folks haven't liked their turn away from the frantically technical towards the heavily melodic. And while I personally liked Starve for the Devil, ...

Slayer - Repentless album cover


Repentless, 2015

5.6 / 10

Since the 1983 release of Slayer's debut album Show No Mercy, guitarists Jeff Hanneman, Kerry King bassist/vocalist Tom Araya and drummer Dave Lombardo have built a long and respectable career ...

Dimmu Borgir  - Forces of The Northern Night album cover

Dimmu Borgir

Forces of The Northern Night, 2017

7.5 / 10

There’s no denying that Dimmu Borgir come from a solid black metal background but what these Norwegian’s have done in the (nearly) twenty five years that they’ve been active is ...

Paradise Lost - Medusa album cover

Paradise Lost

Medusa, 2018

7.0 / 10

With the daring first notes of a church organ, Paradise Lost primes its listeners for a quasi-sermon on the mount in Medusa. A part description of suffering, part omen for eventual ...

Dimmu Borgir  - Eonian album cover

Dimmu Borgir

Eonian, 2018

7.5 / 10

For Dimmu Borgir, who haven’t released a full length album in over seven years, Eonian marks a shift for a band that have kind of been the butt of many black metal ...

Immortal - Northern Chaos Gods album cover


Northern Chaos Gods, 2018

8.5 / 10

Immortal’s career hasn't been the smoothest of rides their ninth full length comes after a protracted and tense battle with founding member Abbath, who finally left the band in 2015 ...

Behemoth - I Loved You at Your Darkest album cover


I Loved You at Your Darkest, 2018

6.5 / 10

The fanfare that surrounded 2014s The Satanist was not an unwarranted reaction and for Behemoth it marked a significant turning point. Hailed as a modern classic almost immediately and allowing the Polish ...

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