Tag Archive: 2013

Jan 31

Ozmathoq – More than a Hero

American old school headbangers Ozmathoq return from their hibernation with a remastered and re-edited version of their early release, More than a Hero. The surprisingly good old school thrash anthems contained on this 4-track, 17-minute record came as a shock, throwing the skeptical off-guard.

Jan 15

Album Review: Kratherion – Mantra Lucifer Flagelantes

Kratherion [Chile]
Mantra Lucifer Flagelantes
2013
Full Length
Exhumed from the Grave
Black Metal

Coming from the same record label that released material from compatriots Ammit, it is no surprise the style of music that Chile’s Kratherion plays on their sophomore full length album, Mantra Lucifer Flagelantes, with three quarters of …

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Dec 14

Album Review: Alkira – Red Devil

Alkira [Australia]
Red Devil
2013
EP
Independent
Thrash Metal

Thrash revival has hit Australia fast and hard, with all the recent discoveries of thrash gems coming out of the region. With Mason performing their first gig outside of Australia last week, my interest in thrash from Down Under has intensified. And while technically speaking Alkira …

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Dec 06

Album Review: Mason – Warhead

Mason [Australia]
Warhead
2013
Full Length
Independent
Thrash Metal

Aussie thrashers Mason‘s love for Havok is obvious, with the band’s logo even bearing rather striking resemblance. With the excellent thrash that I have encountered from Australia thus far, from the Metallica-influenced Desecrator to my more recent exposure to faster and more intense …

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Nov 13

Album Review: Desoluna – The Desolate Years

Desoluna [Sweden]
The Desolate Years
2013
EP
Independent
Gothic/Doom Metal

Gothic/doom metal has never been something that I really enjoyed, and even with excellent bands such as Draconian, I dreaded that extremely slow pace and that entire gloomy atmosphere presented on the genre. Out of Sweden comes another recent discovery, Desoluna and …

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