'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.
I think that a lot of things regarding Manowar that can be controversially discussed and looked upon from different angles. What I think everybody agrees to is that fact that the years with Ross 'The Boss’ Friedman have been the most successful ones, including albums that became milestones in Heavy Metal and the moment Friedman... Continue Reading →
After 43 minutes of rock solid Heavy Metal you‘re neck muscles scream for some relaxation while your finger will press the ‚Start‘-button for a next sonic ride on this wild horse.
Thrash Metal veterans has been on the 'Apocalypse tour' two years ago, playing over 150 shows. One stop on the European leg of this tour was at 013 in Tilburg, The Netherlands, while the last gig of this long journey took place at Roundhouse in London.The final concert was recorded and captured on video, being... Continue Reading →
Are you a fan of the early Kreator? Yes? Then you should check out Slaughter Messiah from Belgium. The quartet (L. Sabathan, Rod Iron Bitch, T. Exhumator, J.B.) listened and still listens to bands like Kreator and Sodom too, at least where it seems the inspiration comes from. 'Cursed to the Pyre' is the debut... Continue Reading →
Latest since Slayer‘s ‚Reign in Blood‘ we all know that a great Metal album isn‘t about running time. You can tell the story in 30 minutes and still deliver a full blast. Why am I telling this? Midnight‘s new longplayer ‚Rebirth By Blasphemy ‘ doesn‘t belong to the epically long records either and still contains... Continue Reading →
What to tell you about a new album of Canadian Metal pioneers Anvil? If you haven't lived under a rock over the last decades you're familiar with the trio from maple-leaf country and even-though you might heard very little of Anvil's music you at least saw the documentary 'The Story of Anvil', I guess. Lips,... Continue Reading →
Canadian guitar wizard Jeff Waters started Annihilator more than 30 years ago. He and the band went through all the ups and downs in Metal, surviving even the challenging '90s and to me there are two main factors for this decades-bridging success. There is Waters' 100% dedication to Metal, an energy that he never lost... Continue Reading →
The legendary Roundhouse in London hosted German Thrash Metal veterans Kreator on December 16th, 2018 for a concert that was filmed and recorded. A bit more than a year later Kreator plans for a live release in different formats with the promising title of 'London Apocalyticon - Live at the Roundhouse'. Singer Mille Petrozza states about the... Continue Reading →
Canadian Metal pioneers Annihilator return with a new album in the beginning of 2020. 'Ballistic, Sadist' is the title of Annihilator's 17th longplayer from Jeff Waters and band with a release date on January 24th, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. And here is with 'Psycho Ward' a first song.
(8/10) Houston, Texas is the home of Heavy Metal maniacs The Scourge, a band that was formed in 2012. The mission of Andrew Atwood g/v) (the guy's a real Metal siren), Alex Erhardt (d), Johnny Laird (g), and Garrick Smith (b) is the revitalize ‘80s and ‘90s Thrash Metal. The quartet released a first EP... Continue Reading →
(8/10) Allround musician Joel Grind is a restless guy and it is Metal that seems to flow through his veins. There are his solo releases and his work with Tiger Junkies, but there's Toxic Holocaust too, basically a one man show with Grind being the centerpiece. 'Primal Future" 2019', that's the name of Toxic Holocaust's... Continue Reading →
(9/10) While everybody talks about the return of Tool and their new album it's other Metal pioneers that return after having faced an even longer hiatus. Prog Metal legends Heir Apparent released a new album end of last year, Possessed followed and also Thrash Metal icons Sacred Reich unleashed a new longplayer after decades of... Continue Reading →