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Clash review
yesterday

The suspense is over - it's a complete triumph...

The Quietus review
09.03.17

“Into the mouth of madness”The first howl on the new Power Trip full-length was written prophetically as the 2016 primaries battled in and around the band's homestate of Texas...

Spotinews recomendation
09.03.17

Evening. This new EP by Bleached is worth seeking out. Genre: indie rock. Enjoy! Bleached – Can You Deal?Filed under: 2017, Rock

The Quietus review
09.11.16

Megadeth seriously needed to refocus after the massive misstep that was 2013's Super Collider. The fourteenth studio album by the thrash metal pioneers highlighted the periodic...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

A band seemingly purpose-built for sad lovers and melancholics everywhere, Breathless have remained something of a well-kept secret since their first release in 1984, despite...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

The modern zeal for reissues, leaving aside the antics of the desperate dummies who clog up the pressing plants pre-Record Store Day with expensive glorified frisbees, is largely...

Clash review
09.11.16

Catchy choruses and breezy surf-guitars, with a string in the tail...

The Quietus review
09.11.16

In our maximalist, sensory overloading times it's bewildering to find something as sonically spacious, sparse and economic as a dialog of two drum sets. Being bombarded with...

Spotinews recomendation
09.11.16

Howdy folks. From last month: the explosive new album by Testament. Genre: thrash metal. Enjoy! (Note: You should get to your version automatically by clicking my version...

Punk News review
15.09.15

It’s not like you don’t know what’s coming when Slayer hits your ears. Their reputation precedes them, being one of the progenitors of the “Satanic Panic” in the late '80s, to...

Under The Radar review
12.08.15

In 1978 a little-known four-piece band from the suburbs of Chicago self-released a record with little promotion and less fanfare. It was the only record the band would release...

Punk News review
19.05.15

It’s fitting that Tau Cross’ self-titled debut opens with a track called “Lazarus.” In more ways than one, the band itself is a rebirth, or, return from death, for frontman Rob...

Punk News review
18.05.15

Ah, feedback. When the high pitched squeal is the first thing you hear on an album, is it ever not followed by a heavy as a cinder block guitar riff? Is anyone ever disappointed...

Punk News review
12.03.15

Venom are one of the most important bands in the history of heavy music. They had a hand in the creation of thrash metal, death metal and black metal (even giving the latter genre...

Punk News review
21.01.15

The Spoiled Identity EP was originally released in the June 2014 issue of Decibel magazine, as part of their ongoing flexi series. It was a bit of a teaser for the full length The...

Punk News review
25.11.14

After taking in The Earth Pushed Back last year, I found myself recommending Have Mercy to everyone. "Let's Talk About Your Hair" was a great indication of why. They marry emo and...

Punk News review
05.11.14

Metal purists will always insist that Exodus' finest hour is their 1985 full-length debut, Bonded By Blood. It's a monster of a record that has earned it's legendary status to be...

Spotinews recomendation
18.10.14

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the dynamic new album by Revocation. Genre: death/thrash metal. Read this review and enjoy! Revocation – DeathlessFiled under: 2014, Metal

Spotinews recomendation
31.10.14

Hello. From a recent Spotify update comes the dynamic new album by Revocation. Genre: death/thrash metal. Read this review and enjoy! Revocation – DeathlessFiled under: 2014, Metal

Punk News review
16.09.14

I was an impressionable teenager when thrash and crossover were at their peak popularity. Bands like D.R.I., Cro-Mags and Corrosion of Conformity were my heroes. I considered...

Punk News review
19.08.14

This album called out to me. First, I caught the familiar skull with bat wings logo out of the corner of my eye. Next, I was intrigued by the convoluted title. Finally, there was...

Insound review
27.05.14

New York black metal titans Black Anvil return with their third full length Hail Death —an uncompromisingly heavy mix of Dissection, Slayer and Behemoth. While many of Black Anvil...

Insound review
06.05.14

Crash’s story unfolds with that particularly Southern swagger and with a tale of a Louisiana boy bred on Waffle House breakfasts and monster truck rallies, local Rodeos and the...

Insound review
01.04.14

The crude horde that be the Cauldron Black Ram emerges yet once more from wat’ry tomb to besiege hapless poseurs and put to manacles weak would-be picaroons. Being the third of...

Spotinews recomendation
22.03.14

Hi again. From last week: the new album by Savage Messiah is a good one. Genre: thrash/heavy metal. Enjoy! Savage Messiah – The Fateful DarkFiled under: 2014, Metal

Spotinews recomendation
10.01.14

Morning. Next week there will be many more notable new releases. Here is the new album by Iced Earth. Genre: heavy/power metal. Enjoy! Iced Earth – Plagues of BabylonFiled under...

Punk News review
12.11.13

Battle Maximus follows a major loss by GWAR, but ends up being a major victory for the band. Following 2010’s Bloody Pit of Horror, guitarist Flattus Maximus fled the band and...

Spotinews recomendation
02.11.13

Morning friends. From a recent Spotify update comes the stellar new album by thrash metal band Skeletonwitch. Enjoy! (Version for AT, CH and DE here. US version here...

Punk News review
23.09.13

Doomed to (most likely) smell bad, destined to kick ass, Ramming Speed return here with their second LP. It's a thrilling collection of metal and hardcore (mostly metal) that...