Tag: Unspeakable Axe

Obsolete – Animate//Isolate Review

An incomplete list of things I do not particularly enjoy: – The Doors – Kohlrabi – Toxic masculinity and systemic racism – Thrash An incomplete list of things I very much enjoy: – Yanni –

Draghkar – At The Crossroads Of Infinity Review

Blackened thrash is a strange beast. It was certainly, in retrospect, present before the second wave of black metal, but it never really found that tag until after black metal became an established, definitive style.

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

Algebra – Pulse? Review

Thrash’s detractors like to claim that the genre lacks both stylistic depth and recent evolution. The former is silly because there are about as many forms of thrash as there are of the other major

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