interview by Michael McCarthy If there is one thing Voivod fans have been able to expect throughout the band’s 35-year career, it’s that they never make the same album twice. You could say that’s true of all bands, but Voivod’s albums are very different from each other. Early on, such as on their...Read more
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In the words of Anthrax, this is "metal thrashing mad." And that's what Metallica has always done best. I haven't heard the whole Hardwired album yet, but if the singles are any indication it's going to be the band's best album in years. I loved...
I loved and still love the first album by Sweden’s Bombus, The Poet and The Parrot. To my ears, it was an instant classic. A mix of old school thrash, modern metal, AC/DC and Motorhead, all thrown together in a pot that produced a spectacular soup. Well, now they’re back with album number three...Read more
Dystopia is album number 15 for Megadeth, the band that refuses to die, which I mean in a positive way. If you read the Wiki pages for the band and this album, Dave Mustaine and company faced some serious hardships while writing and making it. It would have been easy for Mustaine to...Read more
When I was growing up, I was mostly into what they (not I) call hair bands, my favorites being Motley Crue, Poison, Stryper, Bon Jovi and KISS. (Yes, KISS was a hair band at the time. No make up, just very big hair.) I did listen to some thrash, too, especially the artists...Read more
Deathrite is one of those hybrid style bands that, on paper, shouldn’t work. Their unique sound blends elements of thrash, punk, death metal and grindcore in a way that is both invigorating and like a breath of fresh air. From the opening chords of Revelation of Chaos’ first track, “Melting Skies,” the album...Read more
Angelus Apatrida is a thrash metal band hailing from Albacete, Spain. It was formed in 2000 as more of a straightforward heavy metal band leaning in the power metal direction, but they gradually shifted gears and ventured into thrash territory. And boy are they good at it! It’s no secret that thrash is...Read more
Spanish thrash... Not just for kids anymore! A must for Overkill fans. Well, we suspect most thrash fans would bang their heads to this one, but the vocals especially remind our resident mascot, Gas Monkey, of Overkill. One might also compare Angelus Apatrida to Suicidal...
Thanatos is the daemon — not demon — personification of death and was a minor character in Greek mythology. Thanatos is also a dutch metal band celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, though the band had broken up in 1992 and wasn’t launched again until 1999. Global Purification is their sixth full-length album;...Read more
#9. Not many bands reach that number of albums. Even the best bands seem to break up or otherwise call it quits after number five or six. Not so with Chicago’s Novembers Doom, however. They’re a wicked beast that refuses to die, thrashing away at anything that gets in their way, thus painting...Read more
Unholy fucking shit, does this one rule. And I do mean rule. As in, it’s easily the year’s best metal release thus far and I doubt there will be anything as earth-shattering throughout the rest of the year. A bit pre-mature to be making such a statement? Sure. But give this one a...Read more
This self-titled debut from Sweden’s Vampire was released on March 3rd in Europe and will be released here in North America on March 18th. And, boy, is it one to get excited about. I don’t think I’ve found a death metal debut this invigorating and engaging since Skeletonwitch first hit the scene and...Read more