Music reviews, music reviews and more and more music reviews. Short and sweet (Not all the time) and to the point. Today we have some decent choices.
This will be an even more simplified review post. I have too much to listen to and too little time to write. With the holidays approaching, I’ll have even LESS time to write these reviews! Yay! Click on the name of the band to go to their Facebook page.
Arceye, death/thrash metal hailing from the UK (Not one single US band reviewed today!) and this one is a keeper of an album. “At First Light” is a whirlwind of guitar playing, aggressive vocals and damn fine drumming. This WILL appeal to most if not all metal heads. Mainly on the thrash side of things, this band pulls off amazingly fast drumming and guitar playing speeds as well as catchy and quality song writing. The composition of this album as a whole is genuinely magnificent.
As the Slayer-esque “God Hates Us All” sounding intro takes place….you get ready for the oncoming onslaught as Revocation tears out of the gates at the start of the album. Going from 0-60 in 1 second, the band rips into a bad ass yet semi-familiar riff and the drumming goes on like mad. Yes, it’s finally here, a new Revocation full length album!
BAAL hath returned! Bringing back the blackened thrash frenzy are two guys from Philadelphia. They bring the perfect blend of fast black/thrash as well as subtle doom on their latest EP. No bass guitar is present, it’s just a guitarist with a howling growl and a drummer with fire in his soul. These two gentlemen bring forth such a powerful sound with little production at their disposable. Carnal Malefactor is the next chapter for the band and I can say confidently that their heading in the right direction.
Battlecross, the band that exploded during 2012 after being added to many good metal tours and even performing recently on Metallica’s Orion Festival has a new album coming out and it’s filled with many many more thrash-tastic riffs at spectacular speeds and melodic attacks with Gumby’s rash vocals just reminds me of when I first saw them live. Just a great time, great music and that feeling of “Wow, these guys are damn good”. The atmosphere these guys create is wonderful and they are trying to capture that feeling once again with “War of Will”. Do they capture it?
Evile will be releasing this new epic Thrash album simply called “Skull” on May 27th!!!! Earache Records are advertising new merch and pre-order bundles on their website now and together they have released a trailer showcasing how the new album will sound. I enjoyed the hell out of “Five Serpent’s Teeth” and I have a feeling this will be contender for my end of the year “Best of” list. I mean just listen to this! This is heavy and fast!!!!!