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AxMinister: The Crucible Of Sin

April 20, 2018
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Steeped in pure magic and majesty, AxMinister graces our ears yet again with another release titled The Crucible Of Sin. Combining the likes of thrash and traditional heavy metal, AxMinister present five new tracks to bang your head to throughout their new release. From beginning to end, AxMinister entertain, get your fist pumping and your head banging whether you wanted to or not. The Crucible Of Sin is an infectious and incredibly memorable release that will have you singing right along with it for some time to come. Each track is solid, well put together, heavy and entirely indelible.

From the drop of the first note, AxMinister pull their ax from stone, brandishing it mightily and powerfully as they dish out shredding sharpened riff after sharpened riff. Thrown in to the mix are face melting solos as well as ever present charging drumming as well as very solid very infectious vocals. Each of the five tracks present within this release are woven together well to provide you with a cohesive and well rounded sound that you will have a hard time getting out of your head. With The Crucible Of Sin, AxMinister gift you with five highly addictive and highly entertaining tracks that you keep coming back to.

It doesn’t take these warriors too long to jump straight in to the fist pumping action as they jump almost immediately in to their opener Prey, right after the lustful moaning fades in to lustful obscurity. From then on they move swiftly from track to track never letting up on their all out heavy metal assault, getting you to twist your neck and bash your brain against your skull. These melodious offerings will get embedded in your brain for some time as you will catch yourself humming these tunes even after you have long been done listening.

The Crucible Of Sin is an overall very solid effort, one that provides you with non stop entertainment and joy. This is a release that you won’t get tired of as you will choose to keep it on repeat until you wear the disc out.

The Crucible Of Sin will be released May 4, 2018

You can find the pre-order right on AxMinister’s Bandcamp

 

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Fallen Nation: S/T

October 28, 2017
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Thrashing their way straight out of Moscow and in to your gnarled ear caves is Fallen Nation. Their self titled release came out in August and packs in seven total tracks of old-school fueled thrash metal. The sound is incredibly nostalgic and definitely an homage to the thrash forefathers that came before them. And even with that being the case with Fallen Nation taking the tried and true approach to thrash, this is really well done. There is no inventing the wheel on this record, but what you do get is seven tracks of very solid and well done thrash metal that you ultimately feel the need to bang your head to once you begin listening.

Once that finger of yours lifts off of the play button you are greeted with nothing but sordid and rotten thrash. This release is pure as what you get is thrash metal with nothing else thrown in the mix to potentially make it fly under a different genre. Through seven straight tracks you are provided with well crafted and performed thrash metal that ultimately creates an enjoyable listen.

This self titled release is a wall of energized, crusty and angry thrash metal that you have no issues throwing up the horns for and head banging to. Each track supplies you with searing solos, acrobatic and spastic drumming and rough rugged vocals that tie Fallen Nation’s entire sound together very well. Each of the seven tracks on this record are just as solid as the last. There certainly isn’t a track on this release that is stale and there isn’t one that you would like to or want to skip.

As a whole, this thrashing madhouse of a release is well done and definitely does the thrash genre justice. As mentioned above, this release isn’t something that reinvents anything, but it does thrash metal more than enough justice as it provides you with a great throw back sound that has been executed oh so well. With old-school sounds flooding each genre it certainly can get tiresome, but there is something that is different about this release. Even though Fallen Nation has taken the beaten path and the tried and true approach to thrash, it just works as the overall sound that they provide you with is something that is enjoyable and not just mundane.

Overall, this self titled record is a good one. It gets you up and head banging until your neck breaks, it is energizing, entertaining, memorable and an overall solid listen to just sit and thrash out to. Well done Fallen Nation.

You can find this release right on their own Bandcamp.

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