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Calamity: “Kairos” Album Review

Get your cultural bullet belts ready. We have some bedlam here in the thrash kingdom with Puerto Rico’s Calamity. Originally formed as the Metallica cover band Silent Scream in 2009, they soon had their own material and played their first gig under the name of Hush in 2010. With a performance opening for Skeletonwitch, the band decided finally on Calamity to

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Bewitcher: “Under The Witching Cross” Album Review

Bewitcher are a power metal trio who are ripping their way out of the US northwest. Hailing from Portland Oregon, they have been delivering what they self-describe as “heavy metal at the speed of Satan” since 2013 … and they aren’t fucking around. What may sound like a blast from the past to some is as comforting as a warm

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Lethal Vendetta: “No Prisoners No Mercy” Album Review

Lethal Vendetta are Australia’s own blend of thrash, groove and traditional metal and they are soon to release No Prisoners No Mercy. They will also be opening for At the Gates, Haunted and Witchery, as well as performing at Metal United Worldwide with Dreadnought, Envenomed and Fall and Resist, among others. With No Prisoners No Mercy they don’t reinvent the

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West Of Hell: “Blood Of The Infidel” Album Review

West of Hell formed in the mid-2000s in West Auckland, New Zealand, and but they eventually made their way to Vancouver, British Columbia. With their latest offering Blood of the Infidel, we find a band who are getting comfortable with their own take on the venerable speed riffs, blazing solos, and soaring vocals of traditional classic metal while creating an

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Critical Defiance: “Misconception” Album Review

We are spoiled in the USA and Europe since we have always had easy access to the metal music we love. If you’ve ever watched videos of performances in South America, the fans are out of control – wild and insanely devoted. Maybe not so much today, but once upon a time metal was a rarity in these parts. Chilean

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Laceration: “Remnants” Album Review

Laceration are bringing the old school thrash/death metal sound to the forefront with Remnants. It features their earliest recordings culled from a demo mixed with a split done in 2013 with Tinnitus. Featuring excellent production and high energy, Remnants is a splattering of mayhem. Reminiscent of early Slayer/Testament, “Realms of the Unconscious” delivers the furious old school energy of the

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Leach: “Hymns For The Hollow” Album Review

Leach are more than a thrash n’ roll band. They are a brotherhood of childhood friends performing with passion that is tight and with an edge that hints at hardcore and punk. Formed in 2003 and originating from Sweden, the men of Leach previously released a full-length album in 2012, entitled Blindfold, and an EP in 2014 called Above All. Their

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Death Comes Crawling: “Looking For Semblance” Album Review

Death Comes Crawling is a one-person project of Dis Pater (Midnight Odyssey, Dissvarth, The Crevices Below). In fact, the band name originated from a Midnight Odyssey song. With a hint of black metal and huge influences of ’80s synth, dark wave, new wave and goth, Looking for Semblance, the band’s newest release, is exceptionally unique. I am by no means

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Nekrofilth: “Worm Ritual” Album Review

Nekrofilth have been rather busy in the last five years, the members persuing various side projects since their debut, 2013’s Devil’s Breath. The Ohio metal trio – Zack Ripper, Disgustin Justin and Shaggy – have returned with Worm Ritual. As a companion to the album, a covers EP entitled Love Me Like a Reptile will also be released. With precision and

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Anger As Art: “Fast As Fuck!” Album Review

After 13 years of performances and with their sixth album, Anger as Art prove that thrash will never cease. Fast As Fuck! is their first live album featuring 16 tracks, three of which are new studio cuts, including a cover of “Matriarch” by Montrose. It is done very well, I might add. I am not usually a fan of live

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Calamity - Kairos - Cover

Calamity: “Kairos” Album Review

Get your cultural bullet belts ready. We have some bedlam here in the thrash kingdom with Puerto Rico’s Calamity. Originally formed as the Metallica cover band

Laceration - Remnants - Cover

Laceration: “Remnants” Album Review

Laceration are bringing the old school thrash/death metal sound to the forefront with Remnants. It features their earliest recordings culled from a demo mixed with

Nekrofilth: “Worm Ritual” Album Review

Nekrofilth have been rather busy in the last five years, the members persuing various side projects since their debut, 2013’s Devil’s Breath. The Ohio metal trio