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Exhumed / Iron Reagan: split
4 out of 5 skulls

Exhumed / Iron Reagan

I was never really any good at advanced maths like Algebra, Calculus and such, but it stands to reason that if 1 + 1 = […]

Skeletonwitch: Serpents Unleashed
4.25 out of 5 skulls

Serpents Unleashed

I’ve written of consistency in a band’s sound and presentation several times throughout the years and if there was ever one band — with as […]

Toxic Holocaust: Chemistry of Consciousness
4 out of 5 skulls

Toxic Holocaust
Chemistry of Consciousness

I’m a big fan of what Joel Grind has been hurling about with his Toxic Holocaust project. The music he’s spewed forth over the past […]

Revocation: Revocation
4.25 out of 5 skulls


Known for their adept mastery of their instruments, Revocation has, for the past few years, been at the forefront of technical death metal along with […]

Battlecross: War of Will
4.25 out of 5 skulls

War of Will

War of Will is my first experience with this band of Michigan thrashers. Battlecross has apparently been tearing up the road for the last few […]

Havok: Unnatural Selection
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Unnatural Selection

Havok’s last full-length, 2011’s Time Is Up was one hell of a thrash album with some of the best drum work I’ve heard in a […]

Noisem: Agony Defined
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Agony Defined

Every once and awhile an album (usually a debut of some sort) comes along and just simply blindsides you. Usually the band is young and […]

Iron Reagan: Worse Than Dead
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Iron Reagan
Worse Than Dead

What do you get you when combine the melodic death metal forces from a couple of former Darkest Hour members with the neo-party thrash found […]

Anaal Nathrakh: Vanitas
4.5 out of 5 skulls

Anaal Nathrakh

Anaal Nathrakh’s 2009 release, In the Constellation of the Black Widow, was a phenomenal album that was easily one of the most violent sounding releases […]

Cultfinder: Black Thrashing Terror
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Black Thrashing Terror

If it weren’t for this EP’s title, Black Thrashing Terror, I’d have expected some serious doom riffage on this debut from these UK heathens. Cultfinder […]