Tag: Thrash

Vulture – The Guillotine Review

Us long time metal fans spend a lot of our waking hours discussing the wonderful stuff. Such talks typically reveal positions all along the Innovative-to-Traditional Spectrum of Preferences. Some folks are set in their ways,

Droid – Terrestrial Mutations Review

Release date: July 12, 2017. Label: Nightbreaker Productions and Temple Of Mystery Records. If you’re Ontario’s Droid, you’re probably pretty tired of the following two items: 1) people informing you about how much you sound

Alestorm – No Grave But The Sea Review

So things got pretty dark the last time we met. Belated thanks to everyone for their support. I’ve taken a few more hits since then, but I think I’ve finally found the answer; a lucrative

Bonehunter – Sexual Panic Human Machine Review

After a number of EPs, splits and demos (and one minor lineup tweak), Bonehunter finally released their debut LP (must have been highly anticipated), Evil Triumphs Again, in 2015. That album, although by no means perfect, set the

Condor – Unstoppable Power Review

Genres can work a number of different ways. They can be a crutch, allowing uninspired bands a relatively easy foothold with a niche demographic. They can be a challenge, prompting ambitious bands to claw impatiently

Distillator – Summoning The Malicious Review

Dutch act Distillator comes about as close to a thrash jack-of-all-trades as one could imagine. From the Bay Area to New York, Germany and Norway and back, just about every thrash region/scene can be heard

Devils In The Mist – Overkill’s Groove Years

For years, on these pages and in myriad (often one-sided) conversations, I’ve opined that Overkill’s 90s and early 2000s forays into the then-modern trend of groove weren’t as embarrassingly off-base as those of most of

A Devil’s Dozen – Overkill

One of the incredible things about being a fan of music — if not the actual most incredible thing about it — comes in the nearly magical connection between the listener and the song. A

Kreator – Gods Of Violence Review

For many, the classic works of German thrash legends Kreator are as irreplaceable parts of their lives as Star Wars. People remember the first time they heard albums like Pleasure to Kill and Coma of

Sepultura – Machine Messiah Review

In listening to yet another mostly mediocre new Sepultura, I find myself thinking two things: Thought Number One: I kinda feel bad for Derrick Green. His voice isn’t bad – he’s got a wider range