Metal Archives 12+

Encyclopaedia Metallum

Thanh-Nhon Nguyen

Designed for iPad

    • 4.8 • 367 Ratings
    • Free



Application’s features:
• Homepage: statistics, new archives, latest additions, latest updates, latest reviews, upcoming albums.
• Band details: general infos, logo and photo, discography, members list, reviews list, similar artists, related links.
• Release details: general infos, cover photo, reviews list, track listing, song’s lyric, lineup list, other versions, additional notes.
• Artist details: general infos, biography, photo, bands involved.
• Label details: general infos, sub-labels, current & past roster, releases, related links.
• User details: general infos, reviews, collection, submitted bands, modification history.
• Manage your bookmarks: add/remove/edit bands/artists/labels/releases.
• Manage your collection: add/remove/edit releases.
• Deezer Search & Preview (30 seconds preview) which allows user to listening to band's top tracks and releases inside the app.
• Search & track history.
• Simple search: band name, music genre, lyrical themes, album title, song title, label, artist, user.
• Advanced search: band name, album title, song title.
• Browse bands by letter, country of origin, music genre.
• Browse labels by letter, country of origin.
• Browse deceased artists.
• Random band.
• Customisable theme with 4 built-in themes: default, light, vintage & unicorn.
• Customisable font size: default, medium, large.
• Customisable default discography mode: complete, main, lives, demos, misc.
• Today widget keeps you up to date.
• 3D touch for quick actions: search, random band.

What’s New

Version 5.0.0

Revamped UI \m/

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
367 Ratings

367 Ratings

royalwalrus ,

Super efficient and helpful

I find myself using this app a lot more than I expected. I’m actually at a festival this weekend, and saw a guy in the audience that I could swear is in a band that I listen to semi-regularly. Immediately pull up the app, clicked on the band photo (the thumbnail enlarges, and the quality of the photos are typically great), and I was able to confirm it was him all in about 15 seconds. Of course I immediately introduce myself and tell him how much I love his latest album. Decent dude!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for sharing your experience. I am very glad that the app can help people in real life situations 🤘🤘🤘

MikeLikesMetal ,

If you’re a metalhead, you NEED this app

I’ve been a fan of the Metal Archives website for a few years now (I didn’t make an account until I found out they had an app, I just perused the site) and as soon as I found out they have an app, I was like ‘ARE YOU FREAKIN SERIOUS’ and I gotta say, I’m not disappointed. I was browsing the site from my phone and that gets annoying, having to zoom in and out an whatnot, but having an app makes that issue completely disappear. It’s super easy to use, very useful for finding new bands, and their information as far as I can tell is pretty much always 100% accurate. My only complaint with the app version is there’s no way to write your reviews, so I have to do it from the browser (there probably is a way to do it in the app but I’m pretty dumb so idk). Anyway, this app is amazing and I’m super grateful for it!

StonkGuy05 ,

Helpful, but one problem

This is a very helpful and informative app, however there is one glaring problem that prevents this from being perfect; before the update, when viewing the upcoming albums tab, it had allowed you to view all upcoming albums instead of released albums and albums releasing a few days from then. I see this as a downgrade from the previous version, other than this problem, the app has stuck with me for the better of a year as it is incredibly useful when wanting to learn about old or new bands.

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