Thrash Reviews

Lost Society - Braindead Album Cover Artwork
Lost Society – Braindead (, , )
10th March 2016 -

History has a way of repeating itself; and such is the case with Lost Society’s latest effort: ‘Braindead’. With almost any thrash band, classic or modern, there comes a stage where playing faster and harder just isn’t possible. Some bands manage this well: Slayer successfully introduced elements of down-tuned guitars and nu-metal on God Hates Us All’ while in recent memory, Evile… Read More »

Sweet Exile Self Titled EP Artwork
Sweet Exile – Sweet Exile (Self Titled) EP (, , )
26th August 2015 -

Some readers may remember that last year I was given a demo to review by a young Yorkshire group called Sweet Exile, and that I had given it a somewhat lukewarm response. After taking time in the studio, the band has come back and challenged me to review their full debut EP and to see if my thoughts on them… Read More »

Soulfly Archangel Album Artwork
Soulfly – Archangel (, )
13th August 2015 -

Max Cavalera has certainly kept himself busy over the past couple of years. The man has been releasing at least one album per year since 2008, and since September 2013 has released 4 albums, including “Savages”, Cavalera Conspiracy’s “Pandemonium”, Killer Be Killed’s long awaited debut and now “Archangel”, an album that takes the patented post-thrash Soulfly sound to biblical territory…. Read More »

Lamb of God – VII: Sturm und Drang (, )
24th July 2015 -

Lamb of God’s seventh album, VII: Sturm und Drang shows that Lamb of God are far from being a creatively spent outfit. Many bands, on album number seven might be tempted to dial it in and stick to the tried and tested formula that has served them so well in the past. Not Lamb of God. Although lead single, ‘512’… Read More »

Enforcer – From Beyond (, , )
31st March 2015 -

Swedish heavy metal four piece Enforcer have never conformed to the modern developments of heavy metal. Since their inception back in 2004 the band have actively stuck to the roots of old school heavy metal replicating the sound of bands like Exciter and Anvil for example. Now, in 2015 the band are set to unleash their fourth studio record, From… Read More »