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 MORDRED ‘Volition’

Far before Rage Against The Machine started their successful crossover mix, before Limp Bizkit became a megaseller and even before Anthrax and Public Enemy started a collaboration, it was Bay Area powerhouse Mordred that fused musical styles that doesn't have a connection on first sight. At the same time as Faith No More started to... Continue Reading →

MACHINE HEAD released ‘Civil Unrest’

Bay Area metal icons Machine Head have released ‘Civil Unrest’, a 2-song digital single, featuring A-side, ‘Stop The Bleeding’ and B-side, ‘Bulletproof’, with the former featuring additional guest vocals from Killswitch Engage frontman, Jesse Leach. This pair of fierce protest anthems were both written days after the back-to-back murders of George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery.... Continue Reading →

CD review MINATOX69 ‘Collapse’

Minatox69 are celebrating their 10th birthday this year and it seems that the five guys are releasing a new album not only but also to celebrate this milestone. Minatox69 are dedicated to Thrash Metal. Although it's not as melodic as the label info sheet suggests, the band scores with a felicitous and powerful production. The... Continue Reading →

MESSIAH announce new EP and new album

The return of Messiah draws near! 26 years after their last studio album, Switzerland’s legendary Death-Thrashers are about to unleash the successor to their 'Underground' record from 1994. The new album is called 'Fracmont' and will be released via High Roller Records on September 11th.In advance of the full-length and to shorten the waiting time, Messiah will offer an EP with three songs not to be found on... Continue Reading →

CD review LAMB OF GOD ‘Lamb of God’

Lamb Of God remain true to their basic musical concept. Only few other bands represent modern thrash metal as good as Lamb Of God. Their eighth album is characterized by power, energy and dynamic. 'Lamb of God' ends a five year wait with a big blast and those who haven't trained their neck muscles over the years will not be able to do without sore muscles. Brute songs and a brute album, both of which fit well into the current time.

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