(disc limited to 700 copies)
Label; Witches Brew
(country of origin; Greece)
Seek this out, thrash is indeed back in a huge way.
Label; Nocturne Media
(country of origin; Serbia)
Quite hard to describe, easier to just sit back and enjoy Siempre Peligroso have a style that is best described as a great mixture combining a hard rock base, thrash elements, sprinklings of doom and stoner rock with dare I say it ‘alternative’ stylings. Regardless of the fact that very little (if any) of the vocals are in English I still enjoyed this immensely.
Surprisingly good stuff that’s very addictive.
Label; Satanath Records
(country of origin; Belguim
A fantastic intro leads the listener into three gigantic tracks each over nine minutes in length, which can either mean one of two things; it gets turned off very quickly (due to boredom) or ones in for a hell of a journey.
Thankfully the latter is the case here. A Thousand Sufferings offer a style of doom that is somewhat diverse with heavier leanings towards the ‘funeral’ arena.
The vocals are of a decidedly dark and dramatic nature though never quite reach a growl status. For some reason I’m often reminded of Akercocke as well as in moments My Dying Bride.
A fantastic release that’s well worthy of laying down your cash for (in the above Bandcamp link). An album you can easily lose yourself in.
Label; Sumerian Records
(country of origin; USA)
Not one to usually get into Deathcore and/or Metalcore in a huge way I can safely state however that this is an album that may well surprise a great many (it did me) a true testament to the inner-strength of this band in fact.
Very melodic and boasting a great flow Dig Deep sports riffs that Meshuggah fans will recognize and a well-executed musical style that will please a great number of fans within both the thrash and melodic death genres.
Overall an album that rises above the moniker of merely Death and Metalcore displaying impressive musical talent, song writing abilities and technical prowess all within a collection of tracks that are sure to delight.
You can spin this again and again and still pick out different nuances and details each time. Highly recommended.
Label; Blackdog Records
(country of origin; Mexico)
Fast yet melodic and damn addictive to boot. This is an album that could easily start a riot centering out from an uncontrollable moshpit of course.
Stretch before you give this a listen as this may well induce a spinal injury from all the head banging that it’s old schooled natured brilliance is going to incur.
Man of Sin (antichrist) has got me jumping around the house like a monkey having just heard he’s just inherited a forest full of banana trees nearing harvest.
This will work out more than just your neck muscles, these guys have a very bright future with more releases like this.
Label; Hells Headbanger’s Records
(country of origin; USA)
Violence and War is insanely fast, has addictive rhythms and vocals with a slight Punk edge. None of the tracks here drag on past the point of the listener not giving a flying hoot in fact all the right ingredients for an amazing album are present. Bearing in mind this doesn’t break any new ground it doesn’t have to I belive it’s that impressive.
I would sell everything I own to see these guys on tour with Speedboozer that would be a show for the ages.
In your face, adrenaline fueled, blunt and absolutely non-apologetic this EP kicks all kinds of ass!