CD review DARKNESS ‘Over and Out’

German thrash metal veterans Darkness unleash their newest EP called Over and Out', an album that follows 'First Class Violence' from 2018. Darkness started in 1984 and is no stranger in metal. Although the real breakthrough didn't happen, longplayers like the debut 'Death Squad' are highlights in German thrash metal. Essen in Germany is the... Continue Reading →

CD review HELLRIPPER ‘The Affair of the Poisons’

Hellripper is the brainchild of James McBain, hailing from the Scottish Highlands. The multi-instrumentalist from Aberdeen started Hellripper in 2014 and numerous split releases, singles and EP's brought Hellripper to the attention of Peaceville Records. 'The Affair of the Poisons' is the sophomore album from Hellripper and the first one that comes via Peaceville Record.... Continue Reading →

HELLOWEEN re-releases out now

German Metal veterans Helloween re-release their albums ’Unarmed’, ’Straight Out Of Hell’ and ’7 Sinners’ via Nuclear Blast. Release date is today and the re-issues include some bonus tracks too. Here are the tracklists. Tracklist ’Unarmed’: Dr. Stein          Future WorldIf I Could Fly     Where The Rain GrowsThe Keeper's Trilogy (Medley)Eagle Fly FreePerfect Gentleman        Forever And One (Neverland)I... Continue Reading →

CD review EVOKE ‘Seeds of Death’

Seven songs, 34 minutes ... Metal doesn't need much more than that, at least when it comes to Evoke and their new longplayer 'Seeds of Death'. Metal purists will love the album since the three Norwegians deliver right to the money. After having started the band in 2016 two demos has been released that paved... Continue Reading →

CD review TÖXIK DEATH ‚Sepulchral Demons‘

Töxik Death, hailing from Norway, has nearly 20 years on their back, but so far only have one longplayer released. The guys premiered in 2014 with ‚Speed Metal Hell‘, before line-up trouble forced a break. Singer and the entire rhythmsection needed to be replaced after the first question, continue or not, was answered positively. With... Continue Reading →

CD review ONSLAUGHT ‘Generation Antichrist’

'Generation Antichrist' is hard and heavy, in the best meaning of these words. Furious Thrash Metal from the UK is the result of willpower, passion and dedication, all manifested in eight songs and an intro. Nige Rockett and his bandmates deliver a very strong Thrash Metal album that might be even the best the quintet brought to plate so far. Onslaught challenges the Bay Area with 'Generation Antichrist'.

CD review POLTERGEIST ‘Feather of Truth’

Although Swiss metal veterans Poltergeist premiered in 1989 with ‘Depression’, the count of longplayers isn’t further than on four to date. This has less to do with a lack of musical quality or zeal. It’s mainly due to the fact that Poltergeist was ‘offline’ for 20 years. After having published ‘Nothing Lasts Forever’, nomen et... Continue Reading →

CD review DESTRUCTION ‘Born To Thrash – Live In Germany’

'Born To Thrash – Live In Germany' is a live album that brings back memories. It's more this emotional aspect, making this live record special since we all know the songs. But listening to them in a live setup is great and by the way, the song-selection is well done when it comes to reflecting all Destruction eras. Build up your tent in your living room, open a beer, heat-up Ravioli in a can and press the start button. You will not get more festival atmosphere this year.

CD review HAVOK ‘V’

'V' is a milestone album for the Colorado-based thrashers and it's on of the best thrash metal releases in years. What a pity that live shows are cancelled at the moment since I would love to see the band performing these songs live onstage. Two thumbs up.

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