Album Reviews

Anthrax – XL Review

Anthrax‘s 40th birthday fell on a year that was characterized by the pandemic. Concerts and tours were in the far distance and yet the five metal veterans didn’t want to let the date pass by just like that. Since live streaming was the only real way to play live at the time, the guys got together on July 6, 2021, at The Den at 20ft Bear Studios, Los Angeles to broadcast a live stream show to the world.

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Septicflesh – Modern Primitive Review

From my earliest memories of music, I’ve been fascinated by how it has changed so much over the years. Despite one of my earliest favorite bands being one of the most innovative bands at the time, The Beatles, even they couldn’t have imagined the wild styles and sounds bands would be creating now (and little did I know that there was someone named Frank Zappa even more innovative than them at the time either.) The inclusion of Symphonic music in Metal isn’t a new thing, but I find it especially striking in Extreme Metal bands. One of the bands I find that does it expertly is Septicflesh.

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Kreator – Hate Über Alles Review

You know those bands that have a signature sound, that from album to album, you can almost guarantee how it is going to be? For certain bands you can fairly well take it to the bank, when you buy their album, you know exactly what you’re getting.

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The Night Flight Orchestra – Aeromantic II Review

There is something to be said for consistency and no band has consistently continued to not only release continuously excellent material but seemingly find ways to top themselves time and time again better than those party-loving, wine-drinking, lovers of life The Night Flight Orchestra. Returning with their 5th release and the stunning follow-up to Aeromantic (2020) is the sequel entitled Aeromantic II.

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Ricky Warwick – When Life Was Hard & Fast Review

The overall vibe of classic rock n roll can be heard throughout all tracks of the album, especially with 7th addition “Fighting Heart” – with riffs and progressions that just make the heart ache for one to be standing front and centre for Ricky and his comrades to be blasting these tunes live, for now we can make do with enjoying this stellar album in the car or with a beer at home!

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Benediction – Scriptures Review

It’s good to see the boys back in action again and I wish them the best of luck for when gigs and festivals return – No doubt we’ll all be in for a treat seeing them live!

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Testament – Titans of Creation Review

The Bay Area legends have released a fresh piece of excellent thrash metal, an authentic pleasure for the followers of the genre. This should not be a surprise, because Testament has always given birth to amazing thrash metal material through their long successful career, but on the other hand they have crossed the boundaries of the old school sound

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Kreator – London Apocalypticon Review

The four-piece makes their best effort to represent every era contained in their almost four-decade career. This live performance is structured like a theater event, including intervals between acts, which help the audience to recuperate and reflect upon what they have just experienced.