Xibalba – Años en Infierno (Review)

Xibalba - Años en InfiernoXibalba are a death metal/hardcore band from the US and this is their fourth album.

Prepare to be crushed! Both 2015’s Tierra y Libertad and 2017’s Diablo, Con Amor…Adios. did precisely this, and now Años en Infierno has arrived to do the same – crush. CRUSH!!!!! Continue reading “Xibalba – Años en Infierno (Review)”

Sepultura – Quadra (Review)

Sepultura - QuadraLegendary Brazilian metal band Sepultura return with their fifteenth album.

In my humble opinion 2017’s Machine Messiah was the band’s best album since the iconic Roots, and it’s a release I’m still really enjoying now. With Quadra the band continue their upward ascent with another album of sterling quality, one that promises to have every bit of longevity that its predecessor had. Continue reading “Sepultura – Quadra (Review)”

Algebra – Pulse? (Review)

Algebra - Pulse

This is the third album from Algebra, a thrash metal band from Switzerland.

Having been impressed with 2014’s Feed the Ego, it’s been far too large of a gap between Algebra releases for my liking. Well, there’s almost an hour of material on Pulse?, including a fiery Sepultura cover, so I feel like the band have made up for their absence. Continue reading “Algebra – Pulse? (Review)”

Eugenic Death – Under the Knife (Review)

Eugenic Death - Under the KnifeEugenic Death are a thrash metal band from the US and this is their second album.

Here we have 40 minutes of uncompromising old-school thrash metal. Prepare to bang your head furiously. Continue reading “Eugenic Death – Under the Knife (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)”

Wardomized – Red Death (Flows Through My Veins) (Review)

WardomizedWardomized are a UK death/thrash metal band and this is their second EP.

From the moment the EP starts you’re left with no doubt about the old-school pedigree of Wardomized. They seem to have instantly managed to nail down a sound that’s been torn from the 80s, both from a recording point of view and also a stylistic one. Continue reading “Wardomized – Red Death (Flows Through My Veins) (Review)”

Decrepit Birth – Axis Mundi (Review)

Decrepit BirthDecrepit Birth are a death metal band from the US and this is their fourth album.

This is death metal that fuses together a heavy and brutal approach in its delivery with both technical and progressive aspects, resulting in a Continue reading “Decrepit Birth – Axis Mundi (Review)”

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)”

Kreator/Sepultura/Soilwork/Aborted – Manchester Academy 1, 28/02/17 (Live Review)

Kreator Tour

Now this is a tour! Four top-notch, high-profile metal bands in one glorious package? Yes please!

Aborted

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