new Dark Tranquillity due out in May. I didn't fall in love with their last album, it was good but very similar to Fiction. I hope they're not planning to make the same exact album again. I will still buy it because they have been one of my top 3 favorite bands for a good 15 years. They've definitely earned my loyalty.
A DT classic. If this doesn't do something for you then something's wrong:
The mystery of time is one of the greatest metal cds ever made. Tobias has done the impossible again, he succeded himself. "The watchmakers dream" will be the song of the year. It has everything! Joe Lynn Turner just kills it and the music... my god
Yeah sort of. Every now and then there is a new album review. There are some links and little news blurbs on the right margin that also seen new. I like their top 15 / 16 lists for black and death metal.
Which are the best sites for album reviews? For me the best is deathmetal.org / anus.com and the worst is allmusic.com. The former have some real in-depth reviews and get pretty heady. They seem to know their stuff about music theory while also framing the works in the context of culture / society. Allmusic simply doesn't know **** about black metal, death metal, and grindcore. They call Autopsy grindcore FFS! Also they revise their ratings after the fact when they realize they ****ed up. For instance Darkthrone's Transilvanian Hunger went straight from two to four-and-a-half stars.
www.metal-archives.com. The site gets some flack because there's some elitism floating around there, and elitism certainly doesn't exist anywhere else on the internet. The site at first had an open policy towards submitted reviews but they've put standards in place so most of the reviews are of decent quality.