Now this is heavy metal. The kind of music you scream “oh hell yeah” when it starts and you headbang till you can’t see straight. I would know, almost rear ended the car in front of me because I was headbanging so hard. I would have Parallel Minds to thank for my fender bender. A 4 piece heavy metal band hailing from France that uses a crazy good mix of a bunch of metals top sub genres. The melody of modern day power metal, the aggressiveness of old school thrash and sprinkling traditional heavy metal all over it. And this is their 2nd full length “Every Hour Wounds…The Last One Kills”. This is the soundtrack to one hell of a battle.Read More
In the Spring of 2015 five friends were drawn together by a shared dream; a dream to create vital, vibrant metal music in a band that would be an outlet for their restless imaginations and pent up rage at the apathy and lethargy that they saw around themRead More
Can you believe there are thrash bands out there still? Yes, i mean bands other than the big 4. Thrash is not dead, and Anger As Art is here to prove that.Read More
A brief history of Outliar shows the release of their debut album, Provoked To Anger, in early 2012. That album was recorded, mixed and mastered by Jamie King (Between The Buried And Me, The Contortionist, Wretched) at The Basement Recording NC in Winston-Salem, NC. The album was self-released and very well received by the underground metal community. The album featured a guest guitar solo on the track “Faceless Enemy”, recorded by the legendary James Murphy (Death, Obituary, Testament). Although a solid metal performance was turned in by Outliar, the record left the band wanting to focus more on the thrash metal sounds that influenced them more than any other genre. That is precisely where “Taste The Blood” differs significantly from its predecessor.
“Taste The Blood” showcases a performance primarily rooted in aggressive thrash metal while continuing to showcase death metal influence. The album, overall, is far more aggressive and relentless in its approach, which is immediately noticeable and consistent throughout the 10 song, 60+ minute journey. Join me on this ride back into classic thrash/death metal.Read More
Formed in 2001, Motör Militia is on of Bahrain’s premier heavy metal groups. In their 18 year long career, they have helped bring life their local and neighboring heavy metal communities. The band has encountered many cultural restraints, such as accusations of Satanism, murder, and kidnapping, they are still going strong.
The album tells the epic tale of evil and destruction through the ages approaching end times. Leaning heavily on the writings of scripture, history and conspiracy theories as sources of influence and inspiration.Read More
Since their completely DIY debut “Stand Your Ground” in 2013, Objector has no problem voicing their opinions in modern society, war, social injustice, and predicting the end of life as we know it. Deriving influence from legends such as Kreator, Slayer, and Exodus, Objector can be best described as a band who takes no shit, and aims to kill with their own brand of thrash metal. Their latest record “Social Intolerance” and their most current line, further strengthens their views. Don’t let the intensity fool you, they would still love to meet you. But know this, thrash metal is their business, and business is good.Read More