Category Archives: Roundtable Reviews

Mini-reviews of the same album by all the Metal State writers, with an average Metal State score out of 5.

Roundtable Review: Winter Thrice by Borknagar


borknagarwinterthricecdLabel: Century Media

Release Date: 22 January 2016

Songs: 9

Length: 56:52

Genre: Prog/Black/Folk/Viking

Location: Bergen, Norway

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Roundtable album review: Wolfhorde – Towards the Gates of North


WolfehordeLabel: Inverse Records

Release Date: 22 January 2016

Songs: 9

Length: 45 minutes

Genre: Folk Metal

Studio Albums: Deathknot (2010), Nyvinland (EP, 2012)

Location: Keuruu, Finland

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Roundtable Review: A Tunnel to Eden by Alustrium


a1122127405_10Album: A Tunnel to Eden

Artist: Alustrium

Location: United States

Label: Self-Released

Genre: Progressive Death Metal

Release Date: July 24th, 2015

Songs: 11

Length: 1 hour 13 minutes

Studio Albums: An Absence of Clarity (2011)

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Roundtable Review: Underworld by Symphony X


Symphony_X-Underworld-Front-Label: Nuclear Blast

Release Date: 24 Jul 2015

Songs: 11

Length: 64 Minutes

Genre: Thrash/Power/Progressive Metal

Studio Albums: Symphony X (1994); The Damnation Game (1995); The Divine Wings of Tragedy (1997); Twilight in Olympus (1998); V: The New Mythology Suite (2000); The Odyssey (2002); Paradise Lost (2007); Iconoclast (2011).

Location: NJ, United States

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Roundtable Review: Sleep at the Edge of the Earth by Wilderun


a1806077540_10Label: Self-released

Release Date: 7 April 2015

Songs: 9

Length: 54 minutes

Genre: Progressive Folk Metal

Studio Albums: Olden Tales & Deathly Trails (2012)

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, USA

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Roundtable Album Review: The Oath – Consequences


The_Oath_ConsequencesLabel: Sliptrick records

Release Date: 20 April 2015

Songs: 10

Length: 48 minutes

Genre: Blackened experimental death metal

Studio Albums: The End of Times (2006), 4 (2008), Self-Destructed (2010)

Location: Lyon, France

 

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Roundtable Review: Lancer – Second Storm


Lancer-CoverArt-DimitarNikolov.psdLabel: Despotz Records

Release Date:  April 10th, 2015

Songs:  9

Length: 51 minutes

Genre:  Power/Speed metal

Studio Albums: Purple Sky EP 2012, Lancer 2013

Location:  Arvika, Sweden

Recommended for fans of: Iron Maiden, Avantasia, Helloween, Edguy

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Roundtable Review: In Times by Enslaved


enslaved-in-times-recensioneLabel: Nuclear Blast

Release Date: 6 March 2015

Songs: 6

Length: 54 minutes

Genre: Extreme prog/Viking/black metal

Studio Albums: 11 previous

Location: Bergen, Norway

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Roundtable Review: Run with the Wolf by Drakkar


Drakkar coverLabel: My Kingdom Music

Release Date: March 16th, 2015

Songs: 10 + 5 Bonus Tracks

Genre: Power Metal

Studio Albums: Quest for Glory, Razorblade God, When Lightning Strikes

Location: Milan, Italy

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Roundtable Album Review: Sonus Mortis – War Prophecy


Sonus Mortis CoverLabel: Self-Released

Release Date: 31 March 2015

Songs: 15

Length: 56 minutes

Genre: Doom/Death Metal

Studio Albums: Propaganda Dream Sequence (2014)

Location: Dublin, Ireland

 

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