Wrath Sins – The Awakening (Review)

Wrath SinsThis is the second album from Wrath Sins, a progressive thrash metal band from Portugal.

Wrath Sins play modern thrash metal with a progressive streak to it. It’s well-constructed and well-realised, with good songs and plenty of memorable moments. Continue reading

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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

Bleeding Gods – Dodekathlon (Review)

Bleeding GodsBleeding Gods are from the Netherlands and this is their second album. They play symphonic blackened death metal.

With a suitably epic album concept based around the twelve labours of Hercules, this is epic blackened death metal replete with some thrash metal elements and a strong symphonic backbone. Continue reading

Alastor – The Dark Tower (Review)

AlastorAlastor are a Portugese blackened thrash metal band and this is their sixth album.

Here Alastor give us 48 minutes of furious blackthrash, and they do it surprisingly well. I say ‘surprisingly’ only because I find this kind of subgenre quite disappointing most of the time, but must confess that when it’s done right, I really take to it. Continue reading

Traffic Death – Dead End (Review)

Traffic DeathTraffic Death are a US crossover grind band and this is their second album.

This is raging thrashcore, taking thrash metal, hardcore, grindcore, and punk elements into consideration as it spends 24 minutes doing a bucketload of damage. Continue reading