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Detherous: “Hacked To Death” Album Review

With the onslaught of reviews pouring in from our northern neighbors, I am starting to believe that Canada has become quite a hotbed for heavy metal. I suppose the cold, beautiful atmosphere lends itself to a wellspring of creativity. From glam to extreme, what I am hearing is undoubtedly massive. From the category of death/thrash, Detherous have a debut entitled

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Crush The Altar: “Abhorrent Oblation” EP Review

From the Philadelphia and New Jersey area, Crush the Altar enter the field of blackened thrash with Abhorrent Oblation. Formed in 2018. the musicians are Justin Kull (vocals/guitar), John Helmuth (guitar) and drummer Joseph Vergara. Along with death metal elements, Crush the Altar also cite Vader, Morbid Angel and Sepultura as influences to their style. With a combination of crunchy,

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Create a Kill - Summoned to Rise - Cover

Create A Kill: “Summoned To Rise” Album Review

Just when I thought thrash metal was starting to fade out, I get sent a promo package for Create a Kill with their latest album, Summoned to Rise. Featuring Gus Rios and Alex Marquez, former members of Malevolent Creation, we are enmeshed in a solid concoction of kick-ass metal. As soon as you press play, you are immediately drawn up

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