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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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Blood Of The Wolf: “Album I + II” Album Review

Blood of the Wolf are back with Album I + II, 18 songs of blackened death metal culled from their from 2015’s The Law of Retalion and 2018’s Campaign of Extermination. The Chicago-based metallers have performed with Marduk, Belphegor, Inquisition and Incantation, and the lineup includes Mike Koniglio (guitar/vocals), Frank Garcie (guitar), Christopher Grimes (bass), and Rick Hernandez (drums). “Annihilation Overture” starts

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Arsis: “Visitant” Album Review

For most metalheads, fall – particularly October and November – is the most glorious time of the year whereby we pay homage to the horror genre that we all know is closely linked to heavy metal. Virginia Beach based technical melodic death metal band Arsis capture the passion for horror on their sixth album, Visitant. As quoted by guitarist/vocalist James

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The Order Of Apollyon: “Moriah” Album Review

Sometimes the joy of doing a lot of metal reviews is the continuous journey. It leads to the discovery of new bands, different genres and subgenres and different areas of the world. This, of course, results in sleep deprivation and a losing battle with the battery percentage on your device. I was not too familiar with the French black metal

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Album Review: Triple Kill, “Age Of Rebellion”

Melbourne, Australia metallers Triple Kill are releasing Age of Rebellion, an album that delivers classic thrash metal. Peppered with some great lead guitar melodies, there’s a primal, primitive side to  the tracks on Age of Rebellion that counterpoints the intricacy of those guitar sections and provides a different element to the sound. The title track has ascending and descending fretwork

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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

Arsis - Visitant - Album Cover

Arsis: “Visitant” Album Review

For most metalheads, fall – particularly October and November – is the most glorious time of the year whereby we pay homage to the horror

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Treasonist: “Treasonist” Album Review

Ally says, “… you can liken heavy metal to a chemistry experiment, and I don’t mean just blowing shit up.” Read her review of the new Treasonist now!

Triple Kill - Age of Rebellion - Cover

Album Review: Triple Kill, “Age Of Rebellion”

Melbourne, Australia metallers Triple Kill are releasing Age of Rebellion, an album that delivers classic thrash metal. Peppered with some great lead guitar melodies, there’s