Album Reviews

Assassin – Combat Cathedral

18th May 2016 Reinier de Vries

This German band is most famous for the cult album “The Upcoming Terror” and “Interstellar Experience”. In 2005 and 2011 other releases followed, but didn’t break any legs in the thrash scene. In a period [Read »]

Album Reviews

Crisix – From Blue to Black

18th March 2016 Reinier de Vries

After albums of Angelus Apatrida, Raze and Phobos Preacher yet another release of a Spanish thrash band. I was not familiar with this band, but they already started in 2008 and this is their third album. First under the [Read »]

Album Reviews

Exumer – The Raging Tides

10th February 2016 Reinier de Vries

A band with a big cult status because of their releases in the eigthies is this German Exumer. Which thrash fan doesn’t know their cult album ‘Possessed By Fire’? Back then the band didn’t get the same [Read »]

Album Reviews

Lost Society – Braindead

10th February 2016 Reinier de Vries

This Finnish thrash band started some years ago and released thier first album when they were very young. The lyrics and song titles were quite simple back then, also the music wasn’t very groundshaking. Their [Read »]

Album Reviews

Shallow Ground – Embrace the Fury

29th November 2015 Reinier de Vries

Old school thrash metal from Connecticut. This is the second release of this band. The music indeed makes you think of the late eighties, especially of the Bay Area thrash. Besides thrash, I would also mention speed [Read »]

Album Reviews

Harlott – Proliferation

20th September 2015 Reinier de Vries

This thrash band from Melbourne already surprised me with their ‘Origin’ album, but with this new album they really overwhelmed me. It is maybe not original, but it is so fast, hard and heavy and [Read »]

Album Reviews

Act Of Defiance – Birth And The Burial

20th August 2015 Reinier de Vries

Chris Broderick, Shawn Drover, Harry Derek and Matt Bachand form this ‘kind of super’ group. The former members from bands like Jag Panzer, Megadeth, Scar the Marty, Nevermore, Eidolon and Shadows Fall have already earned their stripes elsewhere and [Read »]