Tag: Thrash

10s Essentials – Volume Ten

As the virtuous musketeers of Dark Angel once pronounced, “We Have Arrived”—the tenth and final installment of our 100 Essential Albums of the 2010s is here, and with it comes all the goodness associated with

Cryptic Shift – Visitations From Enceladus Review

If you wander over to the Bandcamp page for Cryptic Shift’s full length debut Visitations from Enceladus, you’ll easily glean the expected bits of information: genre tags (death, thrash, progressive, technical, etc.), location (Leeds, UK),

Shards Of Humanity – Cold Logic Review

It says right up there by our logo: “Generally impressed with riffs.” Thus, I am generally impressed with Shards Of Humanity. It’s been almost six years since the first album from this Memphis-born four-piece, a

Witches Hammer – Damnation Is My Salvation Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. In the earliest days of thrash, a great prophecy was foretold. It spoke of a day when the False had inherited the Earth and roamed freely, spewing forth

[Cover art by Rheanna Fancypants]

Ritual Dictates – Give In To Despair Review

I’m sure that when Ash Pearson and Justin Hagberg chose to name their debut album Give In To Despair, it probably just sounded really metal and maybe tied some lyrical themes together. But here we

10s Essentials – Volume Five

Friends, we have officially reached the halfway point of our journey. We’ll go ahead and pull off the interstate at the next rest area so you can finally stretch your legs, visit a bathroom (that

Testament – Titans Of Creation Review

“Everyone is gonna die. There’s no escape. Your lungs turning black. No one can save you… Welcome to World War Three.” Prescient lyrics mark the early landscape of Titans of Creation on the second track,

10s Essentials – Volume Three

Greetings and felicitations, children of technology! Not much has really happened in the weeks that have passed since Volume 1 and Volume 2 dropped, right? RIGHT?? We soldier forward, we denizens of the heavy metal