Ravager from Germany is a rather new outfit with their homebase being in Walsrode. After having written some first songs and after having completed the onboarding of new band members, the quintet started to work on a first release, which was a demo called ‘Alarm Clock Terror’. In the meantime, Ravager premiered with a full-length... Continue Reading →
Review ANTIOCH ‘V’
Guess what: 'V' is the fifth release of Canadian metal outfit Antioch. Now, I guess a glimpse on the album title nurtured the thought already and if you're familiar with the discography of the metal warriors from Emeryville, Ontario you knew it anyhow. It was in 2013 when a few metalheads met in Emeryville and... Continue Reading →
CD review MADHOUSE ‘Braindead’
Madhouse from Hamburg are a metal band which was already active in the late '80s. However, you can't find more than a few demos and local achievements in the metal archives with the year of 1991 being the definite end. It got quiet in madhouse. 23 years later the door to the madhouse was opened... Continue Reading →
CD review GRINDPAD 'Violence'
'Violence' pushes the pedal to metal and there aren't any moments to take a deep breathe. It's a like you're caught in a musical tornado for 42 minutes before the final note of 'To Those About to Die (20/20) spits you out into reality again. 'Violence' is raw and unpolished. It's dirty Thrash Metal the way it was invented by the mentioned genre pioneers. Grindpad belongs to the next generation of Thrash metal bands and what they offer with 'Violence' is stunningly good.
CD review WHITE MANTIS ‘Sacrifice Your Future’
(7/10) 'Sacrifice Your Future' is the title of White Mantis' debut, an album that follows a few demo releases. It was Iron Shield Records that inked a deal with the band and 10 furious Thrash Metal songs are the result of this so far fruitful cooperation. White Mantis, that's Matthias Plaetz, Andre Krimbacher, Jan Strobl... Continue Reading →
CD review METALL ‘Metal Fire’
(7/10) Metall is a band not that many of you have on the radar although the quintet has a starting date that was in 1982. The first three years were mainly used to stabilize their line-up before the guys started to record first songs. Metall, and the two ‘l’s aren’t a typo, didn’t have the... Continue Reading →
CD FUSION BOMB ‘Concrete Jungle’
(8/10) I can't tell you to what extent you will find a 'concrete jungle' in Luxemburg. What I can report though is that thrash metal has a strong home base in the small European country. Fusion Bomb is hailing from Luxemburg. The band has its starting point in the year 2010 when a bunch of... Continue Reading →
CD review AXE STEELER ‘On the Run’
(8/10) Axe Steeler has a bit of an exotic bonus. The band is from South America, from Columbia to precise. The foundation of Axe Steeler goes back to 2015 with an EP that was unveiled in 2016. Two years later the first longplayer will hit the shelves and it’s worth to check it out. Axe... Continue Reading →