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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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Martyr Art: “FearFaith Machines” Album Review

Here’s a little something different if you are a fan of Fear Factory, Static X and the like. Joe Gagliardi III, also known as Martyr Art, single-handedly performed, recorded, mixed and mastered every instrument on FearFaith Machines, his fifth album. Martyr Art was created in 2004, and Gagliardi masterfully blends elements of thrash, groove, djent, industrial and hardcore into a melting

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Album Review: Hypnos, “Set Fire To The Sky”

Hypnos are the new wave of Swedish heavy metal. The ’70s-inspired quintet are back with their third album, Set Fire to the Sky, and they are ever so slightly pushing the needle into heavier territory. This isn’t to say that their signature, classic hard rock approach isn’t present and counted for on this album. There’s just more of an early Iron

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Album Review: Hessian, “Mercenary Retrograde”

In Crash Team Racing, a player controls funky characters in funky karts found in the Bandicoot universe. The player can steer the karts, make them accelerate, brake, hop, or use power-ups and weapons. And, of course, there are the crashes. If there are no walls, the kart flies off the ledge and the mysterious, magical Aku-Aku comes in for the

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Nekrokraft: “Servants” Album Review

Nekrokraft are described as “Swedish blackened thrash,” and they rage in full of force with their debut album, Servants. The themes of the lyrics are based on Babylonian and Scandinavian folklore as heard on the song “Mouth ov Ahriman,” the evil, destructive spirit in the dualistic doctrine of Zoroastrianism. It’s a decent enough track but just lacks that something that

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Nomad - Promo - 2018

Nomad Drop The Doom On “Feed” From New Album

The legacy of British doom/sludge acts is immense. From the groundbreaking riff-mongers in Black Sabbath to Lee Dorian’s decades long elevation of the genre, there is something desolate in the water there, and it makes for a headbanging good time. Nomad are new kids on the block in a country drenched by the dank, dark reverberations of doom. Following a

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Hypnos: “GBG Sessions” Album Review

Any band whose press release compares them to Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest will get my attention. Priest and Lizzy are not only two of my all time favorite bands, but they are groups I have been since back in the mid-’70s until today. So, if you’re gonna try to run with the big dogs, you better be able to

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Bison: “Earthbound” Reissue Review

Wow! This re-release of Bison‘s11-year-old Earthbound could have been recorded 11 days ago and still sound up-to-date and cutting edge. If you’re a sludge-lover like I am, this will totally float your barge. Heaviness abounds in slamming drums, lickety-split guitar licks, and heavy vocals. Big shout out to No List Records for giving people a chance to hear this record as

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Death on Fire - Witch Hunter - Cover

Death On Fire: “Witch Hunter” Album Review

Death on Fire is a solo, melodic death/thrash metal project created by multi-instrumentalist Tim Kenefic. He previously self-released the Covered in Blood EP, and a compilation entitled LazerWulf Demos. Now, he is releasing his latest work and his first full-length, Witch Hunter. It took several listens in order for me to garnish a good taste of what Kenefic is trying to

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Nekrokraft - Servants - Cover

Nekrokraft: “Servants” Album Review

Nekrokraft are described as “Swedish blackened thrash,” and they rage in full of force with their debut album, Servants. The themes of the lyrics are

Bison: “Earthbound” Reissue Review

Wow! This re-release of Bison‘s11-year-old Earthbound could have been recorded 11 days ago and still sound up-to-date and cutting edge. If you’re a sludge-lover like I

Death on Fire - Witch Hunter - Cover

Death On Fire: “Witch Hunter” Album Review

Death on Fire is a solo, melodic death/thrash metal project created by multi-instrumentalist Tim Kenefic. He previously self-released the Covered in Blood EP, and a compilation