Tag: Thrash

Bloodletter – Malignancy Review

Fast Rites: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. “Resist my rule and meet my axe!” That line from “Skullsplitter” might as well be Bloodletter’s motto moving forward. Partying or railing against societal ills is all well

Diamonds & Rust: 40 Years Of Metallica’s No Life Til Leather

The year is 1981: The New Wave Of British Heavy Metal is cresting, its full force crashing across the globe. The wave’s godfathers, Judas Priest, are the biggest heavy metal band in the world, having

Diamonds & Rust: Sepultura – Beneath The Remains

[Cover artwork: Nightmare in Red, by the incomparable Michael Whelan] It’s a wild and wonderful world that accommodates a single band that not only finds great success playing contrasting styles of heavy music, but they

Municipal Waste – Electrified Brain Review

When you get into middle age, some combination of social convention (“you’re too old for this”) or real-world responsibilities (kids, job, life) or simple physical limitation (it just fuckin’ hurts) will usually tell you that

Protector – Excessive Outburst Of Depravity Review

In the pantheon of Teutonic thrash, Protector occupies a somewhat interesting place. On one hand, they’re a truly oft-unsung and overlooked outfit, rarely if ever mentioned alongside the Holy Trinity of that particular scene, or

The Chasm – The Scars Of A Lost Reflective Shadow Review

A bear, Salvator Rosa, and the two old guys from the Muppets walk into a bar… Wait… Before we go there, let’s get serious. Line up ten veteran bands and ask them to regale you

Survival Instinct – Fatal Venin Review

So the first question that comes to mind when I look at this absurd and kind of awesome cover art is: Is this a gigantic cobra… or a very smol man? The second question, of

Skumstrike – Deadly Intrusions Review

[Mother Superior, jumping the gun*]: When the band is called Skumstrike and the cover art looks like that, Brother Francis, you know just what you’re getting: beach-tinged acoustic strumming, lavender incense, and sensitive crooning. The