Hailing from Brazil comes thrash metal heathens Killery. Released not too long ago was their debut full length album Ready For The Apocalypse. Recently they have debuted the official music video for the track Exuding Hate from their debut full length. This track not only heavy by way of head banging, but it is heavy thematically as well. Exuding Hate deals with repression and war among other social topics that may be hard to deal with in general. This track is blistering, heavy and and groove filled making it to be an entertaining and head banging affair. Through this track you are to come across ripping riffs that are propelled by blasting drum work, great bass lines and gritty vocals that turn inhuman and more death metal like when needed. Exuding Hate is a scorcher and the music video itself is one that will capture your attention right off the bat. Check out the official music video for Exuding Hate below!
In great thrashing madness, sprinkled with death throughout, Mother’s Tomb offers up their upcoming release titled Absent Not Dead. Absent Not Dead treats you to four tracks including the intro, and each one is just as ripping and head banging as the last. Once the foreboding intro fades in to darkness, Mother’s Tomb kicks thing straight in to high gear as they provide you with one face melting track right after the next. Each of the three tracks that follow the intro are explosive and well executed offerings of thrashing madness that is coupled with elements of death metal to provide you with an incredibly neck twisting and entirely memorable listen.
Once you hit the first full track, Mother’s Tomb mashes the proverbial pedal through the floor never to relent or cease in their barreling assault that has you mashing you brain against your skull in no time. Absent Not Dead is an entirely whiplash inducing offering that won’t let you out of its death grips until your head is firmly twisted on backwards. Each track is a maelstrom of explosive metal that storms forth through your speakers aiming to melt your face and doing a damn good job of just that. Without so much as a reprieve, Mother’s Tomb marches forth from track to track offering up head banging, brain bruising metal.
With great musicianship, incredible gritty vocals and an overall solid and clean production, Absent Not Dead is an all around great release. Through and through you are provided with three excellent full tracks of thrashing madness with a little bit of death metal thrown in the mix for extra savagery. Each track is a well constructed, well executed and well written sonic slaughtering that will leave your face firmly peeled from your skull. You will keep coming back for more and more mayhem as this release is incredibly addictive and highly entertaining.
You cannot go wrong here with Absent Not Dead, as each cut within this EP is very solid and very well done making it to be a cohesive and comprehensive release that truly cannot be denied. This is the type of EP that you can truly call criminally short as you just want more and more leaving you reaching for the play button over and over again. Highly entertaining, addictive, volatile, and down right heavy, can you ask for more?
Twisting death metal and thrash together to create an overall explosive, yet melodic and memorable sound, Insurrection is set to unleash their upcoming offering Circles Of Despair. Within this release you are treated to ten earth torching and neck wrecking offerings one right after the next. Never to slow, Insurrection mashes the proverbial pedal through the floor from the very beginning never to let up until the tenth and final track has concluded. As heavy and face ripping as each offering is, they are not without melody as each track is just as melodious as they are skull scorching. Through and through you are treated to ten great metallic onslaughts of thrashing madness that melt the flesh straight off of your face.
A lot of thrash tends to sound quite alike so it is a nice breath of fresh air to hear what Insurrection brings to the table. With their incorporation of death metal in to their thrash metal foundation, Insurrection offers up a truly destructive and cohesive sound. A little smattering of death metal within this release goes quite a long way to provide you with a heavy, hellish and down right skull smashing sound that is hard to shake. Never once does Insurrection let one genre take the spot light from the other as they mesh both together seamlessly having them work in hellish concert.
Through flesh flaying riffs, incredible precise and explosive drumming and vocals that range from manic screams to unearthly growls, Insurrection blasts forth with potency and power. Each of the ten offerings that are sewn in to this title are just as heavy and neck snapping as the one(s) that came before it. In great technicality and ferocity, Insurrection ushers forth one ripping tune right after the next. Never to gift you a moment of solace, these thrashing madmen trap you within a scalding maelstrom of lacerating metal from the very get go only to spit you out the other side with your face melted from your skull.
With insane speed, technicality, great song writing and cohesion, Insurrection storms through the gates with Circles Of Despair to offer up a truly great record. Through Circles Of Despair there is plenty of variety and diversity. There are no recycled sounds throughout this release as you are presented with a new bombastic sound with the turn of each track. This release is incredibly entertaining, memorable and heavy making it to be an outstanding offering.
Circles Of Despair will be unleashed unto the masses August 30.
Hailing from the UK, bringing a brand of death and black metal tinged thrash is Damim with their upcoming release titled A Fine Game Of Nil. Keeping their roots firmly planted in the foundation of thrash, Damim sew in elements of death metal and even black metal to create an overall unique sound. Full of fury and adrenaline, Damim march forth from track to track to present you with a forty-five minute fiery assault. With shredding riffs, tumultuous drumming and a unique vocal performance that varies from gritty throaty yells to cleans, Damim creates a thrashing storm that is easy to get caught up in.
Damim wastes no one’s time as they march you straight toward their ripping brand of thrash as soon as you press play. Taking you on their head bang inducing journey through scorched soundscapes, Damim keeps their sound tight, technical and neck ruining. A Fine Game Of Nil does a good job of pulling you in, keeping things interesting and having you stay for the entirety of its run time. Through each of the nine tracks attached to this title, you are not to hear the same thing twice as Damim does a good job of switching their sound and tempo up keeping you on your toes.
For the first four tracks you are given no reprieve or room to breathe as Damim scorches through each track until you reach Necrokino 1644. Necrokino 1644 provides you with a nice atmospheric and near serene lead in that captivates and has your head swirling around its ethereal and at times haunting sounds. Even then, that is still broken by slashing riffs and barreling drumming half way through leaving this track shocking you back to reality. The only other moment of solace you are to find within this release is when the track Existential Epiphany Within appears. Existential Epiphany Within comes complete with great acoustic guitars and an enveloping atmosphere that takes your mind through vivid soundscapes.
The two tracks listed above are the only ones that gift you some sort of solace before you are shoved head first back in to the maelstrom of thrash that Damim brings to the table. Not only that, but it shows that Damim are not afraid to do something a little different and experiment, and it works. Whether you are greeted by face shredding thrash, or near serene atmospheric sounds, Damim does them both well through this offering. A Fine Game Of Nil is a cohesive and well rounded album that is entirely engaging and entertaining.
A Fine Game Of Nil will be released June 28 through Czar of Crickets Productions and Apocalyptic Witchcraft.
Check out the official play through of Beyond the Call of Emptiness from the upcoming release below!
Spine wrecking, head banging, down right face melting and more descriptors can be used to properly describe Sadistic Ritual’s debut full length Visionaire of Death. Guitarist and vocalist Charlie Southern commented, “If your head isn’t banging, you don’t have a pulse”, and with that said it is incredibly hard not to head bang while listening to this record, and if you don’t you may as well not be alive. Each of the ten tracks attached to this title get right under your skin and have you head banging until your brain bruises. Right out of the gate through to the final note, Visionaire of Death provides you with adrenaline and fist pumping thrash metal for your wicked enjoyment.
With riffs aplenty and turbo charged drumming alongside a great vocal performance and a rumbling bass, Sadistic Ritual provides you with a pure thrash sound that is incredibly infectious and undeniable. Each track is a shredding storm of fiery metal that melts your face before you realize what happened. Visionaire of Death does a great job of sinking its hooks in to you and bringing you along for a wild whip lash inducing ride.
These tracks here are catchy and memorable yet violent and volatile. Assaulting you from all sides, each track hits and hits hard steamrolling everything in their path leaving nothing behind but scorched earth. Visionaire of Death leaves your head spinning and your neck bent in half by the end of it all leaving you reaching for the play button again and again for more caustic thrashing mayhem.
Sadistic Ritual has created something here that is highly entertaining, engaging and down right skull grinding heavy. Ever blistering and ceaseless, Visionaire of Death rolls from track to mayhem fueled track leaving your skin blistered and your blood boiling. Never are you to come across filler or fluff, and with all fads pushed aside, Sadistic Ritual offers up true neck destroying thrash.
With great technicality, song writing, execution and production, Sadistic Ritual provides you with a release here that is firmly rooted among the best thrash releases this year. Visionaire of Death is an excellent record, and really not much more needs to be said than that.
Visionaire of Death is out now through Boris Records and Unspeakable Axe Records.
Rooted firmly in the vein of thrash metal yet adding some modern twists to their thrash foundation, Anger Machine create a heavy groove filled sound that is highly infectious. Through their upcoming release Trail Of The Perished, Anger Machine offers up ten head banging tracks that manifest themselves in your mind for days to come. Melodic, heavy, groove oriented, entirely catchy and more, Trail Of The Perished has it all within its ten offerings. Pushing intros, fads or any kind of fluff off to the wayside, Anger Machine offers up a wholly blistering and down right infectious brand of thrash that is entirely undeniable.
Pumped full of energy and adrenaline, each offering gets you up and out of your seat and head banging before you know it. Each of the ten offerings that are attached to this title are just as memorable, infectious and heavy as ones that came before. Anger Machine does a great job of incorporating plenty of groove and melody within each track without sacrificing an overall heavy and face melting sound. With each track you become swept off your feet as you dive straight in to a pure thrashing metallic assault from beginning to end, only to be spit out the other side reaching for the play button once more.
Each track is a pummeling and face melting offering that traps you within its fiery ever energy fueled sound never for you to be able to escape until you hear the final note. With ever groove filled yet ripping riffs, blasting drumming, modern throat shredding vocals and great production, Anger Machine offers up a cohesive and incredibly heavy offering with Trail Of The Perished. Not a single track within this release is lacking as each one is a well written and executed juggernaut of thrashing madness.
From the very beginning, Trail Of The Perished sinks its hooks in to you. This offering is an engaging and highly entertaining offering that gets you coming back for more face melting goodness over and over again. Memorable, addictive, infectious, heavy, groove filled, melodious; whatever descriptor you might use for this release, it is all of that and more. Trail Of The Perished is a great release from top to bottom.
In league with thrash comes elements of black metal blasphemy to create a punishing, brutal yet melodic sound that will get you mashing your brain against your skull before you realize it. Vingulmork rises from the shadows yet again with a brand new upcoming EP titled Avgrunn, which comes complete with four new undeniably powerful flesh ripping tracks. These tracks here are incredibly aggressive from the first second onward, providing you with an incredible metallic onslaught of blistering black metal infused thrash. Not to be denied, each track pushes forth, ushering a sound through your speakers that is skull battering and visceral. Forever marching forth without giving you a moment to breathe, Vingulmork suffocates you within their maelstrom from beginning to end.
Unwavering in their assault, Vingulmork marches forth with one track after the next of nothing but fiery and every vicious metal. There is not a single moment of filler or fluff here as what you get is four straight offerings of powerful and potent blackened thrash that is sure to melt your face straight off of your skull. As ferocious as each offering is, they are just as melodic as Vingulmork does a great job of incorporating great amounts of melody through and through. The balance of ferocity and melody throughout Avgrunn is great here making each track to be incredibly smooth yet terrifyingly venomous all the same.
Avgrunn is a solid EP through and through with each track being cohesive and incredibly heavy. With great technical musicianship, howled vocals storm forth through the wall of metallic noise providing you with an intense and potent sound that is hard to shake. This release is undeniably well done and undeniably heavy and uncompromising. With the passing of each second, you can’t help but to get dragged further and further in to the release as one listen turns to many. As short as this release is, it makes up for it with the quality of each track. Never do these cuts take time off as each one is just as pummeling and heavy as the ones that came before, making this to be a well rounded and neck bending offering.
This is an exciting, memorable and down right heavy release that you will find yourself coming back to over and over again. Each track is a well executed blackened thrash hymn that provides intensity, entertainment and an overall neck bending sound that is hard to ignore. Through and through Avgrunn is yet another very solid release from Vingulmork as you are treated to four great tracks of pure blackened thrash metal for you blasphemous enjoyment.
Avgrunn will be released June 1 through Crime Records.
Check out the single and official lyric video for Land of Nothing from the upcoming release below!
Exploring the darker regions of thrash while mixing in some death metal undertones comes Crush The Altar with their newest nefarious offering Abhorrent Oblation. With three tracks behind the title, this offering is a ripping and flesh shredding beast that comes packed with slicing memorable riffs that are only to be backed by solid bass work, pounding drumming and larynx shredding vocals. From track one to track three you become subject to a maelstrom of sinister and down right malevolent metal. Never are you really gifted a moment of solace as Crush The Altar comes at you in waves, ushering forth track after track of brain bruising thrash.
There is no filler here and no time wasted as Crush The Altar immediately jumps right in to their gnarled and twisted sound. The combination of death metal and thrash here flesh out a sound that is all together deadly and down right blood letting. Each offering is an ever pressing and ceaseless thrashing assault from beginning to end. Technical, malevolent and ever skull grinding, each of the three tracks here offer up something that gets you mashing your brain against your skull for the entirety of their run time. You will have a hard time sitting still while listening to Abhorrent Oblationas each track does a great job of getting under your skin and embedding themselves in your brain for some time to come.
The mixture of death and thrash here is great as the thrash elements are the main focus where the death metal elements are featured more as undertones bringing forth a deadly and malignant sound. You get all of the great thrash staples with the added bonus of poisonous death that bleeds your veins and leaves you as nothing more than a husk. Each of the three tracks here are assaulting efforts that accost you from all angles through each passing second. Abhorrent Oblation as a whole is a wicked and highly engaging offering that gets you head banging before you know it only to induce whiplash once all is said and done.
Abhorrent Oblation is a highly entertaining offering that keeps your attention never to let it waver. Each cut is just as good as the last making this to be a well rounded and cohesive offering. Crush The Altar shows their great song writing and technical ability here through only three offerings making you coming back and wanting more. This is a very solid effort through and through, one that will not only please fans of thrash but fans of death metal as well.
Thrashing mad straight out of North Carolina comes Eugenic Death. Since their inception in 2010, Eugenic Death released their debut Crimes Against Humanity in 2012 and in 2014 began working on their next offering Under The Knife. Five years later these thrash hounds are set to unleash this beast of a record that includes seven total tracks of nothing but thrashing madness. Through and through, from beginning to end you become subject to excellent spine bending thrash anthems one right after another. Each track is just as furious and whiplash inducing as the ones that came before it, gifting you with a truly entertaining and adrenaline pumping offering that is hard to get out of your head.
Eugenic Death wastes no time getting you acquainted with their torrid sound as they immediately jump set off with their opening track Indoctrinate. From Indoctrinateforward, Eugenic Death marches onward supplying you with droves of neck bending thrash for your devilish enjoyment. From beginning to end Eugenic Death does not slow their assault or cease their relentless attack as they usher forth track after track of razor sharp thrash metal that cuts to the bone. Under The Knife is pure thrash that is filled with memorable tracks that will rattle around in your brain for quite some time.
Filled with great musicianship that includes razor sharp riffs that are supplemented by scorching solos, pummeling drum work, great bass lines and gritty, filthy vocals, Under The Knife is a heavy maelstrom of thrash. Each track is just as solid as the last as each one is a well constructed offering of brain bruising metal. There isn’t a track here that is weak or feels out of place as each of the seven here bring something new and heavy to the gnarled table. Each cut is built to get your head banging and your brain mashing against your skull leaving a clear imprint on your mind.
These in your face ferocious offerings are entirely entertaining and memorable and have you coming back for more and more thrashing madness. There is no filler here, no gimmick, and nothing that makes you feel as though tropes or fads are being followed as Eugenic Death keep everything raw and straight forward. You cannot go wrong with this release as you are greeted with one excellent track right after another. This is not just a great thrash release, but a great album overall that deserves to be spun until it is worn out.
Under The Knife will be released March 15 through Heaven and Hell Records.
Check out the promotional video for Under The Knife below!
Hailing from the UK is Reaper-X and with them comes their debut full length titled Rise. Through this release you come to greet nine total tracks that range from a variety of topics that include war, suicide, going to shows and moshing to more. Rise is a diverse and varied record, one that holds your attention for its entirety as it ushers forth track after track of thrashing intensity. This release delivers and then some and as a debut full length it is quite impressive. Reaper-X showcases their eclectic abilities throughout the entirety of their album making it to be an overall entertaining and memorable offering.
Reaper-X start their record with a great instrumental that ultimately sets the overall tone for the remainder of the record. The near two minute intro is a looming and heavy handed instrumental that brings to light what you are about to hear for the remaining eight offerings. What you can come to expect are heavy powerful riffs that are supplemented by ever pummeling drums and vicious vocals that pour through the wall of thrashing madness. For the majority of the tracks here they are up tempo romps influenced by thrash but with a little bit more of a modern touch to them making them even more memorable.
Each track here has something new to offer and bring forth and flesh out. Not a single track sounds like another as Reaper-X does a great job mixing things up to provide you with plenty of variety and diversity throughout. Each cut here is a well constructed and well performed metallic assault that gets your fist pumping and your head banging before you know it. Rise is an infectious record, one that is hard to turn away from and one that is easy to come back to when you need a good dosage of thrashing madness. As a whole, this record gets stuck rattling around in your brain for some time to come, never to relinquish its grip on you.
Reaper-X employs a lot of different styles all throughout Rise, giving enough time to each style to let each track breathe and play out as it should. As heavy and brain mashing as the majority of the tracks can be, Reaper-X shows that they can tone things down a bit with the track Adrift. Adrift is a slower thoughtful song that displays the vocalists range as he gifts you with cleans that work so well with the track overall. This track is a softer, not so cranium sanding track that you may not think fits with the rest of the tracks, but does in reality fit well. Adriftis yet another example of Reaper-X’s diversity and ability to play in a style that does not have to be completely balls to the wall heavy.
Overall, Rise is a solid record through and through. With plenty of diversity, different genres thrown in the mix at times, and with a showcasing of a complete tonal shift with Adrift, Reaper-X really has it all through this record. With great musicianship, solid vocals and diversity in subject matter, there is a lot here for just about anyone and everyone to enjoy. This is an entertaining and memorable release as well as just an overall solid debut full length.
Rise will be released March 12 through Sliptrick Records.
Check out the lyric video for the title track below!