Album Reviews

Distillator – Summoning The Malicious

24th April 2017 Reinier de Vries

Fans of eighties thrash have another (new) band they will enjoy. Dutch three piece Distillator (derivative of to distill beer) release their second full-length called Summoning the Malicious. Their debut Revolutionary Cells (2015) already was a fine [Read »]

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

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

One Machine – The Final Cull

9th September 2015 Reinier de Vries

After their debut album “The Distortion of Lies and the Overdriven Truth” this new one is launched rather fast. I was not that enthusiastic about the debut, especially the somewhat over the top singing 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 »]