Album Reviews

Hatetrend – Violated

When the band hit the groove, the album kicks some real ass and would have even the most persistent mosher feel the need to jump back in the pit, but when the band try and add some slow passages or melodic choruses it all falls down a little bit and the cracks begin to show…

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Witheria – Vanishing Order

Gang vocal choruses, old-school death metal riffs, extreme drum blastbeats, black metal vocals and even catchy sections are all found within these songs while somehow still managing to remain thrash metal from cover to cover…

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Bloodride – Crowned In Hell

Even though this BLOODRIDE are releasing their full length debut in 2011 and they play old-school trash, they aren’t a new band and the Finnish fellas that make up the line-up are all seasoned veterans of the Finnish thrash metal scene and have between them been involved with bands like LEGENDA, FAFF-BEY and SENTENCED…

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Disintegrate – Parasites Of A Shifting Future

DISINTEGRATE play a very blackened version of thrash metal that combines speedy head-banging riffs with extreme vocals that blend between death metal like growls to black metal like screams. Yes the people that class this as a thrash metal album are pretty right on, but the closest thrash band I can compare them to intensity wise would be SLAYER…

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Athwart – Trademark of Hegemony

Throughout the album I could hear various influences ranging from SLAYER to SEPULTURA to KREATOR to VOIVOD and even DEATH which makes for a pretty lethal dose of pure old-school deathy thrash metal that is uncompromising and never tries to be more than it really is…

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Vicious Rumors – Razorback Killers

The interesting melodies and shift in rhythms have always been something that made the band stand out on their own and on this new upcoming album the formula keeps ticking like an old school clock who just refuses to die. Armed with lead singer Brian Allen they found a pure raw and capable vocalist that fits the mold of the band like butter.

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Intervention – Growing Line Of Caskets

The three tracks available here are all excellent and show that the band are gearing up toward something pretty special in the future. Probably the main difference I noticed on this new demo was that the death metal elements that were hinted at on the previous demo are a bit more dominant here…

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Benedictum – Dominion

The result of the second collaboration between Jeff Pilson and Benedictum was their 2008 release “Seasons of Tragedy”, which then landed the band a serious of big festival gigs like Wacken, Gods of Metal, HRH and a tour with DORO.

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Clandestine – The Invalid

The main focus point of the band is the female fronted vocals of June Park who does have a resounding voice and very strong vocals. I have always said any lady that wants to play in a metal band and takes the vocal duties, truly has a pair because it takes some guts to go out and hang with the boys.