Tag: Master

Master – Vindictive Miscreant Review

“You’re nothing but a vindictive miscreant!” spit-snarls Master mainman Paul Speckmann to open this one, his primary band’s 14th album in twice as many years. And if you know Master, if you’ve been keeping up

Last Rites’ Facebook Albums Of The Week: June 17th – June 23rd

“Album Of The Day” is a Last Rites Facebook feature we started whose purpose is quite straight-forward: highlight one album per day and say a few words about it. Understanding that not everyone chooses to

Johansson & Speckmann – From The Mouth Of Madness Review

Though I’ve been a fan of Master / Death Strike and Abomination for ages, and though I enjoy Paganizer and The Grotesquery amongst some others of Johansson’s myriad outlets, I wasn’t blown away by the

Johansson & Speckmann – Edge Of The Abyss Review

“If two journeymen journey enough, at some point, they will inevitably journey together…” — an ancient Chinese proverb that I just made up Johansson & Speckmann is the rather uncreatively named pairing of death metal

Gems from the Back of the Fridge, Part 1 – Albums You Might Have Missed in 2016

You have a better chance of living off the cash in your tip jar as an embalmer than you would keeping up with every metal release that shoots across this scene’s radar every year. All

Master – The New Elite Review

For nearly thirty years, Paul Speckmann and some form of Master have been releasing quality thrash- and d-beat-tinted death metal. Alongside the likes of Death and Possessed, Master is one of the bands directly responsible

Death Strike – Fuckin’ Death (Reissue) Review

Though they bear different names and a few different members, Death Strike and Master are largely the same, with the former serving mostly as a brief mid-1980s departure from the latter for Master-mind Paul Speckmann, whose distinctive

Master – The Human Machine Review

Slaves To Society rekindled my interest in Master, a fandom that had lain dormant for a few years as the band had slipped off my radar. That ripping little record made my Top Ten of 2008