The Metal Observer http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o Your guide through metal! Thu, 26 May 2016 04:13:33 +0000 en-US hourly 1 TMO Albums Of The Month: April, 2016. http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-april-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-april-2016/#comments Sat, 30 Apr 2016 13:17:26 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=25630 All of April’s most-awesome metal albums all in one awesome metal place. Barbarian – Cult Of The Empty Grave by Shawn Miller Taking the most bestial and barbaric parts of the first wave black metal; a la Bathory, Celtic Frost … Continue reading
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TMO Albums of the Month: March, 2016. http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-march-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-march-2016/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 05:00:53 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=25025   1 Some mammoth offerings from the month of metal madness that was March.   Cobalt – Slow Forever by Nathan Hare There was a lot of excitement and hype from me personally with the new Cobalt album. I’ve loved … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: February, 2016. http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-february-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-february-2016/#comments Mon, 29 Feb 2016 05:00:30 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=24497  Four fortissimous frolics for a fantastic Februrary!   Dawnbringer - XX by Neil Bird Coming out of nowhere basically, Dawnbringer unveiled a brief but incredible new EP in XX. While Night Of The Hammer (2014) was a great album, it … Continue reading
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SHOW REPORT: Tombstones, Reptile Master, & Ocean Dweller (Oslo, Norway) http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/show-report-tombstones-reptile-master-ocean-dweller-oslo-norway/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/show-report-tombstones-reptile-master-ocean-dweller-oslo-norway/#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:37:22 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=24235 Live at Blå in Oslo, Norway on February 11th, 2016. Photos by Marie Solheim. It’s no secret that Norway’s darker cultural exports still lean heavily on black metal, but in recent years a significant amount of doom bands have been … Continue reading
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TMO Albums of the Month: January, 2016 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-january-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-january-2016/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:00:43 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23932 Some eclectic and quality choices to metal-up your 2016!   Affliction Gate – Dying Alone by Shawn Miller French purveyors of death metal Affliction Gate return with their latest EP, Dying Alone, and place their stake for the crown of … Continue reading
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The Curious Connection Between Pro Wrestling and Heavy Metal http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/the-curious-connection-of-pro-wrestling-and-heavy-metal/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/the-curious-connection-of-pro-wrestling-and-heavy-metal/#comments Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:00:19 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23677 PART 1: A Brief Introduction There’s something to be said about heavy metal and pro wrestling. The mere mention of professional wrestling makes some people scoff and turn away, but so does metal. There is indeed a nice market for … Continue reading
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A Chaotic Babel of Sound: A guide to H. P. Lovecraft in Metal Music http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/a-chaotic-babel-of-sound-a-guide-to-h-p-lovecraft-in-metal-music-part-1/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/a-chaotic-babel-of-sound-a-guide-to-h-p-lovecraft-in-metal-music-part-1/#comments Sun, 03 Jan 2016 19:24:51 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=22314 “Louder and louder, wilder and wilder, mounted the shrieking and whining of that desperate viol. The player was dripping with an uncanny perspiration and twisted like a monkey, always looking frantically at the curtained window. In his frenzied strains I … Continue reading
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TMO Albums Of The Month: December 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-december-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/tmo-albums-of-the-month-december-2015/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 07:11:29 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23279 Rounding out 2015 with choice picks from Baroness, Gravewürm, Dodsferd, Sanzu and Spectral Lore. Sanzu – Heavy Over The Home by Evan Mugford Tis the season for the year-end list parade to spread its seed like so much metallic spore … Continue reading
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20 Bands that really should release new music in 2016 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/20-bands-that-really-should-release-new-music-in-2016/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/20-bands-that-really-should-release-new-music-in-2016/#comments Thu, 31 Dec 2015 05:17:06 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23288 As we reflect back on the year that was, and the year that lies ahead, it’s difficult to escape the fact that there are some bands that haven’t graced our eager ears with new music in quite some time. Names like Anata, … Continue reading
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Jonathan’s Top 30 of 2015 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/jonathans-top-30-of-2015/ http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/jonathans-top-30-of-2015/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:19:08 +0000 http://www.metal-observer.com/3.o/?p=23130 My general perspective on metal has always been through the lens of good vs. evil, and I’ve tended to get a good mix of both sides into my metal diet, and 2015 certainly delivered a fair share of both. As … Continue reading
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