Thrash Reviews

Enforcer – ‘Death by Fire’ (, , )
4th February 2013 -

Adrenaline soaked power chords build up into a devastating crescendo and anticipation grows as a plectrum slide leads into the first riff, a blend of the burgeoning NWOBHM style twinned with punk rock aggression. Shrill vocals start as a devastatingly fast drum beat kicks in. Thus begins Enforcer’s newest album ‘Death by Fire’. Of course, if you thought I was… Read More »

Machine Head – Machine F***king Head Live (, )
15th January 2013 -

When Machine Head released the only other live album of their career, 2003’s ‘Hellalive’, it captured them at a point in their evolution that most fans consider to be their weakest period. Plagued by line up instability, tepid responses to their latest material, both critically and commercially, and with the winds of musical change swirling around them, it appeared to… Read More »

Testament – Dark Roots of Earth (, , )
23rd October 2012 -

It’s been over four years since bay area thrash legends Testament released one of the best albums of their career so far, The Formation of Damnation. They have now returned with The Dark Roots Of Earth, released on the awesome Nuclear Blast Records, and expectations for this album were very high indeed. The opening song of Testament’s tenth studio album… Read More »