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Cover Art Battle: Hair, Beards, & Horns

Posted by JDKleinhans on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at 6:51 PM (PST)

Welcome to Metal Riot’s Cover Art Battle! Every week we try and show the best-of-the-best in metal cover art, ranging from the fantastically illustrated to hauntingly photographed and everything in between.

Another week, more album cover art to discover. New bands. Tenured bands. Enough shenanigans. Time for you to go and vote.

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Finsterforst unveil video for “Nichts als Asche”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Friday, November 16, 2012 at 4:16 PM (PST)

The German/Black Forest Metallers Finsterforst have produced a new clip from their awesome new record RASTLOS! If you like snow and growling, accordion and bleak yet majestic metal power, this one is for you.

The new album RASTLOS will be released on November 27th in North America! It is a great starting place for new fans of this epic folk metal band, truly one of the best releases of the genre in this or any year.

A Metal Riot Review of RASTLOS (or “Restless”) can be read HERE.

“Nichts als Asche” can be viewed by clicking HERE!

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Album Review: Finsterforst – Rastlos

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, November 8, 2012 at 3:57 PM (PST)

Germany’s Finsterforst return with their patented “Black Forest Metal” on the epic, ass kicking RASTLOS (“Restless”). This band is for any pagan metal loving music fan. Their sound is sure to stir wanderlust in the heart and appeals to anyone who has an overactive imagination. Dark and vast yet soaring in scope, these songs cover a wide terrain. Corny as it sounds, it’s really like a dream journey into a lost forest of yesterdays.

Harsh black metal vocals collide with melodic choral sections, accordion, chugging metal rhythms and ambient sections. It all combines into a hypnotic and fully engrossing experience that will appeal to metal fans worldwide. Hopefully this band gets a big bump from this excellent Napalm Records release, because they clearly put a lot of work into RASTLOS and deserve it. When “Ein Lichtschein” finally explodes into black metal fury and then accordion somehow works on top of the established darkness, you will swear this band is a bunch of geniuses. This is bold music that takes risks yet they pay off and also the band are very true to form in maintaining a bedrock of traditional metal influences as well.

Click HERE for the full album review.