Tag: Thrash

Black Cyclone – Death Is King Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. Agent Steel fans rejoice. Black Cyclone is here: a thrash-by-way-of-speed-metal band from Sweden with their self-released debut album, Death Is King. Having released two demos in 2012 and

Holy Terror – A Long Skank Down Memory Lane And Review Of Total Terror

Ask any encyclopedic heavy metal relic trundling through the streets who he/she would pick as the 80s Most Underrated Thrash Band and you’ll inevitably end up with a stack of votes thrown toward LA’s Holy

Cruentator – Ain’t War Hell? Review

Hey, I like Kreator as much as the next guy… But maybe not as much as Cruentator likes Kreator. Cruentator likes Kreator like Jimmy Page likes old blues guys. Cruentator likes Kreator like Gus Van

Rapture – Paroxysm Of Hatred Review

I wasn’t familiar with Greece’s Rapture until Paroxysm Of Hatred landed on my proverbial desk. Formed in 2012, Rapture has to its name three EPs, a split with Brazilian thrashers Toxic Carnage, and one previous

Inconcessus Lux Lucis – The Crowning Quietus Review

The Crowning Quietus, the second full length and fourth proper release overall for Inconcessus Lux Lucis, is a gateway drug. It’s an extreme metal gateway drug for folks put off by the arena sheen of

King Parrot – Ugly Produce Review

Everyone knows heavy metal is super-serious business. It’s all about the menacing look you give to no one in particular as you gaze out into the black-and-white grainy forest at dusk. It’s about the hours

A Devil’s Dozen – Absu

When one thinks of “black/thrash” metal, one typically thinks of bands such as Aura Noir and Deströyer 666. Both are staunch defenders of the style’s classic sound, which is not something typically said about Absu.

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,