Toxic Ruin – Subterranean Terror 5/5 (1)

Toxic Ruin – Subterranean Terror			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		5/5							(1)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in 2016, New Releases, S, Thrash, USA |

Hailing from Sheboygan, Wisconsin, much like another thrash gem by the name of Morbid Saint, Toxic Ruin is here with Subterranean Terror. Like thrashing lightning storm Subterranean Terror by Toxic Ruin is a bolt of swift thrash sent from the speed demon gods themselves. Released two months ago, I am just now hearing this band for the first time as I am writing this. This is some damn good thrash. From “Submerged in Chaos” to the self titled track “Toxic...

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Crimson Slaughter – Cycle of Decay 5/5 (1)

Crimson Slaughter – Cycle of Decay			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		5/5							(1)

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in 2016, C, New Releases, Spain, Thrash |

It has been a while since I have heard something new from Spain, but I am glad that band to break the silence for me was Crimson Slaughter. Upon reading the name I mistakenly read Cryptic Slaughter so I felt my expectations would be a little jaded because Cryptic Slaughter is one of my favorite bands, but, once I heard the chaotic riffs, lightning solos and sporadic bass heavy leads that Cycle of Decay holds, I forgot all about Cryptic Slaughter. Crimson Slaughter‘s...

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BattleX – Imminent Downfall 4/5 (1)

BattleX – Imminent Downfall			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		4/5							(1)

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016 in 2016, B, Heavy Metal, New Releases, Slovenia, Thrash |

Alright, I promise I am not going to fuck this up like I did recently with Mortal Strike where I mistakenly called Austrians Australian and when I called Malokarpatan Slovenian when they are Slovakian. BattleX is an awesome traditional heavy metal influenced Thrash band from Slovenia. There was a sound that thrash developed just before the accursed term half-thrash arrived in the early 90’s that derived after the turbulent 80’s thrash scene broke the speed of...

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Mortal Strike – For the Loud and the Aggressive 4/5 (1)

Mortal Strike – For the Loud and the Aggressive			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		4/5							(1)

Posted by on Aug 23, 2016 in 2014, Austria, M, Thrash |

Putting aside retro ideals and strongly enforcing modern techniques is Mortal Strike. Mortal Strike‘s For the Loud and the Aggressive knows it’s demographic well and for those about to thrash, I got something for you! With moments that reminisce of mid-era Slayer and Kreator, Mortal Strike takes no fucking prisoners. You can really hear the Slayer in “Release the Hounds of War” in just the vocal presentation of the word WAAAAAAAAAR! Through energetic...

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Abigail – The Final Damnation 5/5 (1)

Abigail – The Final Damnation			    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    	    		5/5							(1)

Posted by on Jul 31, 2016 in 2016, A, Black Thrash, Japan, New Releases, Nuclear War Now! |

Firstly, I would like to express that Abigail is the band that introduced me to the extreme metal scene of Japan. From there I found many other bands of varying extreme genres of music including black metal, death metal, grind, hardcore and crust from the land of the rising sun. I personally own every full length release of Abigail‘s, including an original CD pressing of Forever Street Metal Bitch from Drakkar Productions, a few splits and a demo. There is not a...

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