Tag: Unspeakable Axe

Sadistic Ritual – Visionaire Of Death Review

More than just about any style of metal, it’s nearly impossible to stand out as a thrash band. That’s really been the case since it was the dominant form of metal way back in the

Nucleus – Entity Review

Trends. Often scoffed at, particularly in the circles of extreme music—which, some might argue, are vehemently against this to begin with—trends have a way of naturally occurring. There’s no escaping them, particularly in a time

Critical Defiance – Misconception Review

What do you do as a band if you just want to play your riffs and your melodies the way you want to, at the speed you want, the intensity you want, and with the

Phylactery – Necromancy Enthroned Review

FAST RITES: because sometimes brevity is fundamental. When it comes to cross-pollination of thrash, black metal seems to have all the fun these days. But Canadian heshers Phylactery have a thing or two to say

Hemotoxin – Biological Enslavement Review

The second thrash explosion of the last decade or so has been interesting to me who lived through the original. Back then I was initially drawn in by songs, such as Accept’s “Fast as a Shark”


Nucleus – Sentient Review

If you’ve been fortunate enough to visit the Natural History Museum in New York City, you may have seen their wall chart showing the history of evolution. From dinosaurs all the way up, it is

4 Doors To Death Review

4 Doors to Death is a compilation from Unspeakable Axe records that features ten previously unreleased tracks from four up-and-coming North American death metal bands. Two of the included bands, Ectovoid and Trench Rot, I

Ripper – Experiment Of Existence Review

The heyday of thrash existed during a time when metal bands still had an outside chance of making a meager living off their talents. This moderate level of success, or rather the possibility of that