CasstormNZB has a Newznab interface that should make it easy enough for anyone to navigate. The site isn’t big on design and, as of the time of this review, there were still some parts of the site that looked obviously undeveloped, but the basics are all there and CasstormNZB looks like it has what it takes to be a good resource.
At present CasstormNZB allows 10 api hits per day for free users and unlimited for VIP at a cost of AUD$15 per year. VIPs are the only members that have access to adult material.
There’s a free membership option for CasstormNZB and, for the moment, registration is open. Since the site is slated to go to invite only, there’s no time like the present to sign up and reserve your spot.
Signing up as a VIP takes you to a different interface. The process of signing up, in fact, requires a bit of clicking around but, once you get to the sign up page, everything is pretty straightforward. Membership is $15 per year and you can pay with credit cards. There’s no anonymous signup method we could find on the site.
Unfortunately, the sign up page doesn’t appear to be completed as of yet, so there’s scant information on what being a VIP at the site actually gets you, though it’s a safe bet that it’s similar to what membership on any other NZB site offers.
Your API key and the other information and features you’ll want can be found under the sites Useful Links menu.
CasstormNZB is an automated indexer. Automatic indexers tend to have more spam listings on them than those that are sorted by human beings, but it’s always good to have multiple NZB sites to search, automatic or not.
If you do find something spammy on the site, there’s a contact form where you can get in touch with the administrators and request that it be taken down.
CasstormNZB doesn’t have their server specs and so forth published on their site, but we’ll update the review as they become available.
CasstormNZB is your basic Newznab site, and that’s not a bad thing. The format is easy to navigate and use.
The site will be closing up to registration soon, so heading over right away to sign up is definitely a good idea if you need a backup NZB site or want to get a VIP membership. The rates for membership at CasstormNZB are competitive with most other sites.
CasstormNZB’s sign up page isn’t really flushed out yet, but getting a membership shouldn’t be an issue, unless it’s absolutely necessary for you to sign up anonymously. Barring that, this site should work just fine for most anyone who needs an NZB indexer and who doesn’t mind the automatically selected listings.