Exalter – Persecution Automated (Review)

ExalterExalter are a thrash metal band from Bangladesh and this is their debut album.

Exalter’s 2016 release Obituary for the Living was a strong and confident blast of aggressive thrash, and Persecution Automated continues what they started on their earlier work. Continue reading

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Destruction/Flotsam and Jetsam/Enforcer/Nervosa – Manchester Club Academy, 06/10/16 (Live Review)

Destruction Flyer

How often do you get to see a thrash metal package like this? Not often, that’s for sure.

Nervosa

Nervosa Live

Having arrived in good time only to discover that the venue don’t have the guest list, I end up missing half of Nervosa’s set. Due to their latest¬†album Agony being a firm recent favourite of mine, to say I’m disappointed is an understatement. Continue reading

Archetype – Mission (Review)

ArchetypeThis is the debut album from Archetype, a Canadian progressive death metal band.

This is a progressive mixture of death and thrash metal that’s not short on confidence or character. Or, for that matter, a rather insane delivery style.

The songs have a decent mixture of aggressive thrash metal, (with a kind of German, Destruction/Kreator feel), and melodic death metal, (Carcass/Arsis), mixed in with more technical and progressive tendencies that see the band producing Continue reading

Destruction – Under Attack (Review)

DestructionThis is the 14th album from this prolific German thrash metal band.

For a band that have been around for over 30 years(!), describing Destruction as veterans of the thrash metal scene, or something like that, is an understatement. Considering both their longevity and considerable output since that time, I imagine there are few in the metal world who are unfamiliar with the band in some capacity or other. Well, unless all you listen to is Continue reading