Tag: Thrash

Deathstorm – Reaping What Is Left Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Reaping What Is Left, the third full length from Austrian thrashers Deathstorm, sounds almost exactly like Slayer. And not the clearly-influenced-by-but-bringing-a-little-something-new type of sounding almost exactly like Slayer,

Iron Cemetery – Iron Cemetery EP Review

Who would’ve guessed that the key to making a top-shelf death/thrash record might involve fun. You remember fun—that thing that occasionally happens after getting yelled at by your boss, getting yelled at by the internet,

Power Trip – Opening Fire: 2008-2014 Review

What matters more to you between innovation and enthusiasm? I know what my choice would be. And I know at least a few among you who would very likely disagree… The week after this digital

Aura Noir – Aura Noire Review

Beauty is for fools! A cruel hallucination! Flowers grow in excrement, swans will bite you square in the choad and/or chonch, and that Hollywood dreamboat you’ve obsessed over for years spends as much time on

Speedclaw – Beast In The Mist Review

The framework for speed metal was founded in the whiskey-soaked throat of Ian Fraser Kilmister back in the mid-70s. His bass slung around his left shoulder, picking quickly the classic blues patterns that made rock

Street Force – Infinite Battles Review

A story almost as old as metal itself: band records demos, shows a lot of promise and promptly vanishes in a puff of self-destruction, whether it be from strains with the label, member infighting, or

Bestial Invasion – Contra Omnes Review

In many cases, the general dearth of great thrash being made by any band that wasn’t formed in the 80s means even the most decent of bands get a moderate recommendation. Of course, the vast

Diamonds & Rust: Dr. Know – Wreckage In Flesh

I don’t normally prefer to talk about myself in reviews, but Diamonds & Rust is one of those features that affords the Last Rites blockheads an opportunity to get a little more personal while dredging