Intent – Exile (Review)

Intent - ExileThis is the second album from US thrash metal band Intent.

Intent play classic thrash metal with a brutal, aggressive edge.

Intent furiously tear through 39 minutes of blistering thrash. The band like to play fast, and do so Continue reading “Intent – Exile (Review)”

Ominum – Monument (Review)

Ominum - MonumentThis is the debut album from Swedish thrashers Ominum.

Featuring members of Sonic AssaultMonument contains 56 minutes of face ripping thrash metal. Ominum operate on the heavier end of the thrash spectrum, with an emphasis on crushing guitars, harsh vocals, and biting extremity, but without stepping too far into extreme metal waters. Continue reading “Ominum – Monument (Review)”

Heart Attack – Negative Sun (Review)

Heart Attack - Negative SunThis is the third album from French thrash/heavy metallers Heart Attack.

Described in the promo blurb as “the lovechild of Gojira, Machine Head and early Metallica”, this is a decent starting point for approaching Negative Sun. Across 45 minutes, (including a Genesis cover as a bonus track), Heart Attack unleash a mix of old and new thrash/groove/heavy metal, (with a touch of hardcore), and do so with passion and charisma. Continue reading “Heart Attack – Negative Sun (Review)”

Defiatory – Apokalyps (Review)

Defiatory - ApokalypsThis is the third album from Swedish thrash metal band Defiatory.

Following on from 2016’s Extinct and 2018’s Hades RisingApokalyps delivers 36 minutes of Defiatory’s Bay Area-influenced thrash. Continue reading “Defiatory – Apokalyps (Review)”

Act of Denial – Negative (Review)

Act of Denial - NegativeThis is the debut album from Act of Denial, an international melodic death metal band.

Featuring current and ex-members of bands such as Death, Decapitated, Ephel Duath, Septic Flesh, and Testament, as well as the superlative singer of Soilwork/The Night Flight Orchestra, I was eagerly awaiting this release to see what kind of punch it packed. Continue reading “Act of Denial – Negative (Review)”

Tombstoner – Victims of Vile Torture (Review)

Tombstoner - Victims of Vile TortureTombstoner are a death metal band from the US and this is their debut album.

Now here’s one I’ve really been looking forward to. 2020’s Descent to Madness was seriously good, and I’ve only grown to love it even more over time. On Victims of Vile Torture, we once again get a feast of old-school death metal, played with a modern edge that incorporates elements of grind, hardcore, groove, and thrash metal. The music combines all of the above elements into a roaringly good collection of tracks. Continue reading “Tombstoner – Victims of Vile Torture (Review)”

Orbit Culture – Nija (Review)

Orbit Culture - NijaThis is the third album from Swedish metallers Orbit Culture.

Orbit Culture play a type of modern metal that mixes groove metal, thrash, and metalcore together, adds a touch of deathcore, and then coats everything in a meaty production designed to get the blood pumping. Continue reading “Orbit Culture – Nija (Review)”

Shrapnel – Palace for the Insane (Review)

Shrapnel - Palace for the InsaneThis is the third album from UK thrash metallers Shrapnel.

Shrapnel play aggressive thrash in the style of Kreator mixed with some Testament and Metallica. I have a low tolerance for thrash these days, but Shrapnel pass the taste-test quite nicely. Continue reading “Shrapnel – Palace for the Insane (Review)”

Testament – Titans of Creation (Review)

Testament - Titans of CreationTestament are a legendary thrash metal band from the US. This is their 12th studio album, (13th if you count First Strike Still Deadly).

The follow up to 2016’s Brotherhood of the Snake, Titans of Creation treats us to 59 minutes of quality metal to thrash along to. Continue reading “Testament – Titans of Creation (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)”