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 “Exalter – Persecution Automated (Review)”

Wardomized – Forced to Eat from the Apple Tree (Review)

WardomizedWardomized are a death/thrash metal band from the UK and this is their latest EP.

It seems like only yesterday that we were introduced to Wardomized’s take on old-school death/thrash metal via Red Death (Flows Through My Veins), but already they’re back once more with a new four track EP. Continue reading “Wardomized – Forced to Eat from the Apple Tree (Review)”

Daeva – Pulsing Dark Absorptions (Review)

DaevaThis is the debut EP from Daeva, a blackthrash band from the US.

Featuring members of Unrest and Trenchrot, this is 20 minutes of frenzied blackened thrash metal. Continue reading “Daeva – Pulsing Dark Absorptions (Review)”

Annihilator – For the Demented (Review)

AnnihilatorThis is the sixteenth album from Canadian metal institution Annihilator.

Annihilator have always delivered quirky, enjoyable, if sometimes varied material for their fans, but no matter what they release it’s always at least good, and always a welcome listen. Continue reading “Annihilator – For the Demented (Review)”

Ice Age – Breaking the Ice (Review)

Ice AgeIce Age are a Swedish thrash metal band and this is their debut album.

This is old-school thrash metal, with some elements of power metal thrown in for good luck. Having said that, with songs as strong as the ones on Breaking the Ice, luck is not required here. Continue reading “Ice Age – Breaking the Ice (Review)”

Satanic – Architecture of Chaos (Review)

SatanicSatanic are a Canadian death/thrash metal band and this is their debut album.

Satanic play death metal mixed with thrash.┬áThe death metal side of the band’s style takes care of the aggression, while the thrash metal side concerns itself with spiky riffs and lightning guitar solos.

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Opposer – Darkest Path (Review)

OpposerThis is the second album from Spanish death metallers Opposer.

This is old-school death metal with an equally old-school thrash influence. A mix of Obituary, Death, Bolt Thrower, and Sepultura, if you will. Continue reading “Opposer – Darkest Path (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)”

Torrefy – The Infinity Complex (Review)

TorrefyTorrefy are a Canadian thrash metal band and this is their second album.

Containing over an hour of material, The Infinity Complex is an ambitious and epic release full of progressive thrash metal. The music borrows from the old-school while still retaining enough modern flavour to appeal to a wide variety of metal fans. Continue reading “Torrefy – The Infinity Complex (Review)”

Panikk – Discarded Existence (Review)

PanikkPanikk are a thrash metal band from Slovenia and this is their second album.

Panikk play old-school thrash metal influenced by the US scene. Fans of Anthrax, Forbidden, Exodus, etc. should lap this up. Continue reading “Panikk – Discarded Existence (Review)”