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Album Review: The Murder Of My Sweet - Echoes Of The Aftermath
2017-01-31
After hearing what the Swedes' The Murder Of My Sweet promised to bring to the table with this album, I wasn't sure how I would feel or what to expect. A straight-forward song approach but still off
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Metalcore Mondays: A Mix Of A Breed
2017-01-30
Some may say they are the most successful of the metalcore acts...others say they just have an intimate and loyal fanbase. Whether one or both or those claims is true there is also the claim that th
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The Tuesday List: Where are you in 2017?
2017-01-31
This week we are going to take a look at the musicians I want to hear more of in 2017. There are rumors on some of these people, and some we're fairly active in 2016, yet I still don't know what's g
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5 Questions with Sunlight's Bane
2017-01-30
Sunlight's Bane stormed onto our radar with a song of the week with "Praise the Venom Shield." We were fortunate after that to have a chance to ask some questions to these future black metal stars.
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WLM Reviews: Need - Hegaiamas: A Song for Freedom
2017-01-29
Greece is not exactly the first place that comes to mind when considering Progressive Metal. The band Need, however, proves that where you originate from shouldn't dictate expectations of music. Wi
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Album Review: Immolation - Atonement
2017-01-27
I am putting my money down that this album is likely going to be the heaviest album of the year. Hauntingly rich, of course dark and a milestone that everyone should experience, Atonement, will leav
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WLM Reviews: Ravager - Eradicate...Annihilate...Exterminate...
2017-01-28
Yet another band who takes the term "Old School" seriously is the German Thrash collective known as Ravager. Do they contribute anything new to the genre? Not really. They are, however, a good exam
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Lyrics By Lyric: The Northern
2017-01-26
What's up guys?! Lyric here. This week, I'm reviewing the album Solstice by The Northern, a djent and metalcore band from Canada. I want to first say, that the intro to this album is absolutely ph
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Metalcore Mondays: Enjoy The Horizons, Deep Blue But Not Without An Atlas
2017-01-23
Most people have no idea how long these guys have been around. Even I myself keep forgetting that they've been around for just about 15 years.  Yes, Atlas, Deep Blue, Horizons are but the names o
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Metalcore Mayhem Tournament: Parkway Drive vs Hatebreed
2017-01-27
It is time to name We Love Metal's favorite metalcore band according to the readers. No gimmicks, no fancy tricks, just 16 bands going head to head till one is left standing. This has been the mos
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The Wednesday News Rant: January 15 to 21, 2017
2017-01-25
Oh January, why won't you end! Let's see what happened last week: Sunday - Metallica is supposedly planning something "special and unique" for their Grammy performance. Those are scary wor
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The Tuesday List: In My Mailbox
2017-01-24
This week's list is the top things I found in my inbox this week: As you can imagine we get hundreds of albums, videos, and songs each week at WLM. So much in fact it is impossible to feature
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Band of the Week: Enime
2017-01-26
Enime is the band of the week because they are refreshing. That might not be a very bad ass heavy metal word, but the fact is their brand of tried and true politically inspired thrash is refreshing.
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Song of the Week: Born to Lose by Striker
2017-01-24
We are supposed to be balanced and neutral when it comes to reporting about music, but the fact is you develop favorites over the years. Striker falls into that category. Everything about them is a
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WLM Reviews: Ancestral - Master of Fate
2017-01-22
Another entrant in the 2017 Power Metal Sweepstakes (OK - I made that up) is little known Italian band Ancestral with their second album Master of Fate on Iron Shield Records. What a pleasant surprise
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WLM Reviews: Kreator - Gods of Violence
2017-01-21
One of my Next Big 4 of Thrash and the clear cut leader of Teutonic Thrash, Kreator is still hanging around - now back with their 14th studio effort Gods of Violence on Nuclear Blast Records. Kreat
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Album Review: Battle Beast - Bringer Of Pain
2017-01-20
Not even a month into the year and I can tell you that this album, the first highlight of the year is on its way. This album could be seen going the traditional metal route with hints of power metal
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Lyrics by Lyric: Matchstickmen
2017-01-19
Dark, mysterious, and energized. That's what comes to mind when I hear Matchstickmen's album "From Our Own Ashes". The album contains 10 tracks: the best songs from the Matchstickmen catalogue, re
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Album Review: Xandria - Theater Of Dimensions
2017-01-17
Escapism is always a trait that I value not just in music. Combined with other astounding elements, the result for success is guaranteed to be a worthy one.  Known as Theater Of Dimensions, album nu
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Metalcore Mondays: They Still Haven't Left Us Just Yet
2017-01-16
Over twenty years in the industry...wow. Not many bands can say they've been around that long which leads many to claim that these guys are one of the cornerstones of the Metalcore scene.  Locate
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4 Stories Up – Chapter 40
2017-01-16
4 Stories Up is a fictional, serial story that follows a talented, sexy female drummer as she seeks fame and fortune with a band. Tory is a woman making her her way in a male-dominated world of heav
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Words of Fang: Disillusion and the Equation of Greatness!
2017-01-25
Hails metalheads! My name is Fang VonWrathenstein, vocalist for the band Lords of the Trident (http://www.LordsOfTheTrident.com). Every month or so, I’ll be handing out my sage advice to other bands
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Morgan's Best of 2016
2017-01-23
It’s a new year, and that meant going back through my top listens for 2016.  There are a lot of new bands in my top 10, which speaks to the talent that just keeps coming in hard rock / metal music
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Metalcore Mayhem Tournament - Killswitch Engage vs Shadows Fall
2017-01-20
It is time to name We Love Metal's favorite metalcore band according to the readers. No gimmicks, no fancy tricks, just 16 bands going head to head till one is left standing. This has been the mos
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The Wednesday News Rant - January 8 to 14, 2017
2017-01-18
Things are starting to heat up. Let's see what happened last week: Sunday - more RATT drama. Sort of. The fact is we have found out the lawsuit over the name has been settled and Blotzer
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Band of the Week: Vermilion Whiskey
2017-01-19
Thaddeus Riordan-Vocals, Ross Brown - Guitar, Carl Stevens - Guitar, Jeremy Foret - Bass, Buck Andrus- Drums. These are the name of the people that make up Vermilion Whiskey. Is that an unusual way
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Song of the Week: Altered States by EPOCH
2017-01-18
Our song of the week "Altered States" by EPOCH was originally released in digital format only in 2015 on an album called: "Sacrosanct." The album was a stripped down metal that showed the precisio
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The Tuesday List: On The Charts
2017-01-17
This week's list is the "Active Hard Rock" radio charts. When you think of heavy metal you don't normally consider radio charts, however they do exist and can prove to be very important to
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WLM Reviews: Firewind - Immortals
2017-01-15
Gus G. may be best known for his last 8 years with Ozzy, but it's Firewind where he really gets to put his talents on display. Now teamed up with veritable Power Metal legend vocalist Henning Basse, G
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Lyrics by Lyric: Escape Is Not Freedom
2017-01-12
  Hey guys! Lyric here. This week, I'm reviewing an album by the name of Goldsmith. It's from a Chicago-oriented band, Escape is Not Freedom. The band is made up of Mike (Guitar, vocals),
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WLM Concert Review: Visigoth at The Metro, Salt Lake City
2017-01-14
Salt Lake City's own Power Metal force, Visigoth, put on a free show on a freezing cold night recently. Their performance certainly heated things up for the home town crowd. I did listen to their d
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My Top 10 Anticipations for 2017
2017-01-10
Already more than a week into the new year and the obvious question looms: who will be releasing a new album in 2017? Well, there are plenty of new albums headed our way so without further ado, the
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Metalcore Mondays: From Plagues To Instability To Anti-Materialism
2017-01-09
Sometimes the message behind a song or a band is more important that the music itself. Is that the same thought process in this case? Continuing our Metalcore Mondays, we travel to the Midwest to wh
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The Wednesday News Rant - January 1 to 7, 2017
2017-01-11
The first news rant of 2017. Let's see what did happen this week: Sunday - although it was the first day of our beautiful new year I was able to find someone talking out of their ass. Wh
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Metalcore Mayhem Tournament - Atreyu vs The Devil Wears Prada
2017-01-13
It is time to name We Love Metal's favorite metalcore band according to the readers. No gimmicks, no fancy tricks, just 16 bands going head to head till one is left standing. This has been the mos
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The Tuesday List: Coming Up in 2017
2017-01-10
This week's list is the most anticipated albums dropping in 2017. You will notice later in the day that Fernando is doing a list of the most anticipated albums coming up in 2017 as well, so
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Martell Asks - Rock vs Metal
2017-01-11
We get a lot of questions about our individual tastes here at We Love Metal, so obviously people not only value our opinion on reviews, but they would like to know a little more about our writing
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Song of the Week: Engine of Ruin by Killing Addiction
2017-01-09
From Wiki in reference to Death Metal: | By 1989, many bands had been signed by eager record labels wanting to cash in on the sub genre, including Florida's Obituary, Morbid Angel and Deicide. Thi
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Band of the Week: Impalers
2017-01-12
I would normally start this off with some wordsmithing or attempted wit, however with Impalers all I could come up with is kickass. The band has been releasing EPs to fill in the waiting gaps for fu
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WLM Reviews: Nightmare - Dead Sun
2017-01-08
These days, the mention of French Heavy Metal results in essentially one band as an answer - Gojira. They, of course, were not the first Metal band in France and have a decently long, although probabl
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Friday Night Six Pack: The First Batch of 2017
2017-01-06
Another year has begun. We are already about a week into the year and that made me wonder, what were the first singles released of 2017?  New singles of the year usually means a new album. While mos
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Lyrics By Lyric: UNDRASK
2017-01-05
Hey guys! Lyric here! I hope everyone had a metal Christmas and a head-banging New Year! Mark your calendars for January 27th, 2017, because that's when the new album from UNDRASK is released
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Album Review: Afterlife Symphony - Moment Between Lives
2017-01-04
The moment between our lives. Always a topic for debate but what's up for more debate is today's review from Italy's Afterlife Symphony. Their latest release, Moment Between Lives, is a pleasing cro
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Album Review: Gravebreaker – Sacrifice
2017-01-06
Sweden gives us a lot of metal. Glam, Power, Death, Symphonic, pretty much any genre of metal you could ever want. So why did it surprise me so much when I turned on the “old school” traditional a
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The Wednesday News Rant – Dec 25 to 31 - 2016
2017-01-04
Only the second, yet the last Wednesday News Rant of 2016. That creates two things: one is looking forward to all of the future ranting I get to do in 2017, and the second thing is a very slow new
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Metalcore Mondays: Early Spark Since The Beginning
2017-01-02
Religion tends to sway people's opinions within music. These guys prefer that their talents rather be shown through their music and the lyrics speak for themself.  Formed in 2003, August Burns Re
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Band of the Week: Sepultura
2017-01-05
We are going to start 2017 off with a bang. Our band of the week is none other than the Brazilian Thrash powerhouses Sepultura. Before we get into the obvious reasons of why, lets address the elepha
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Song of the Week: Sunlight's Bane - Praise the Venom Shield
2017-01-04
This will be the first "Song of the Week" to start off 2017 so why not make it a pure face melting ripper that will start things off heavy and fast? Sunlight's Bane is a blackened tinged grind ban
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Guest Blog: Scream Like a Rockstar
2017-01-03
  Hello I’m Jeremy Lewis. I’m a vocal coach who teaches musicians the art of singing heavy music using proper technique. I have been involved in the music scene since 2004 playing bass and
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Martell's Top 15 Albums of 2016
2017-01-03
This will be my 7th year end list and I can say without a doubt it has been my hardest to put together. 2016 saw some of the biggest names in metal release albums, while at the same time, future b
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