Monthly Overview – the Best of March 2021

March was an insanely good month for metal. I wouldn’t be surprised if more than one of the below made it to my end of year list. Check out these scorchers! Continue reading “Monthly Overview – the Best of March 2021”

Enforced – Kill Grid (Review)

Enforced - Kill GridEnforced are a thrash metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Enforced unleash 41 minutes of crossover death/thrash on Kill Grid, and it’s utterly devastating.

Enforced play a brutal form of thrash that has an old-school heart wrapped in a modern delivery. Taking elements of Continue reading “Enforced – Kill Grid (Review)”

Shatter Brain – Pitchfork Justice (Review)

Shatter Brain - Pitchfork JusticeThis is the debut album from Shatter Brain, an Australian thrash metal band.

Featuring members of Voros and Alkira, Pitchfork Justice contains 40 minutes of bellicose metal. Blending thrash, hardcore, and sludge metal into a strong-tasting and satisfying concoction, this is a very impressive debut album. If you imagine Continue reading “Shatter Brain – Pitchfork Justice (Review)”

Oozing Wound – High Anxiety (Review)

Oozing Wound - High AnxietyThis is the fourth album from US crossover punk/thrashers Oozing Wound.

On High Anxiety Oozing Wound fuse thrash and punk with some occasional elements of sludge and noise rock into 34 minutes of mayhem and infectious guitars. Continue reading “Oozing Wound – High Anxiety (Review)”

Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper – Split (Review)

Iron Reagan GatecreeperThis is a split release between these two US bands. Iron Reagan play crossover thrash/hardcore and Gatecreeper play old-school death metal.

The split opens with Iron Reagan, who offer up 10 minutes of their particular brand of crossover mayhem. Continue reading “Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper – Split (Review)”

Crypt Rot/Cringe – Nocturnal Deterioration | Memento Mori – Split (Review)

Crypt Rot CringeCrypt Rot are a death metal band and Cringer are a crossover thrash band, both are from the US and they have teamed up for this split release.

Kicking us off with 11 minutes of very enjoyable Swedish-styled death metal is Crypt Rot. Continue reading “Crypt Rot/Cringe – Nocturnal Deterioration | Memento Mori – Split (Review)”

Primal Rite – Dirge of Escapism (Review)

Primal RitePrimal Rite are a hardcore/crossover band from the US and this is their debut album.

I very much enjoyed Primal Rite’s Sensory Link to Pain EP from last year, (the title track of which appears on this album), and now we have their first full length upon us. Continue reading “Primal Rite – Dirge of Escapism (Review)”

The Grindful Dead – I Spit on Your God (Review)

The Grindful DeadThis is the debut album from Brazilian grindcore band The Grindful Dead.

Ahhh, grindcore. Sometimes you just need to listen to a band like The Grindful Dead, preferably at a loud volume. I Spit on Your God vomits forth 31 tracks across 29 minutes; this is fast, savage, and full of energetic aggression. Continue reading “The Grindful Dead – I Spit on Your God (Review)”

Epi-Demic – Malformed Conscience (Review)

Epi-DemicEpi-Demic are a Canadian thrash metal band and this is their second album.

Having very much enjoyed their split with Solanum, I was looking forward to this. They’ve improved on what they accomplished with that split, and the Epi-Demic of 2017 is lean, hungry, and full of relentlessly nasty fun. Continue reading “Epi-Demic – Malformed Conscience (Review)”

Primal Rite – Sensory Link to Pain (Review)

Primal RiteThis is the latest release from US hardcore bruisers Primal Rite.

This is a twisted crossover mix of hardcore and metal, weaving punk and death/thrash influences together into three furiously ugly tracks. Continue reading “Primal Rite – Sensory Link to Pain (Review)”