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Nekromantheon: Divinity of Death
4 out of 5 skulls

Divinity of Death

Packed full of blistering riffs and an unrelenting thrash attack, Norwegian-based Nekromantheon’s debut effort Divinity of Death is finally hitting U.S. shores with a bludgeoning […]

Havok: Time Is Up
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Time Is Up

Denver, Colorado’s Havok have unleashed one hell of a tribute to Bay area thrash with their sophomore effort Time Is Up. This isn’t an album […]

Desultory: Counting Our Scars
4 out of 5 skulls

Counting Our Scars

Fourteen or so years ago, Desultory were on the rocks. Original guitarist Stefan Poge had left the band prior to the recording of Swallow the […]

Fetid Zombie: Vomiting in the Baptismal Pool
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Fetid Zombie
Vomiting in the Baptismal Pool

We’re big fans of Fetid Zombie around these here parts. Perhaps it’s because the one man dervish of mayhem, Mark Riddick, is local. Perhaps it’s […]

Drunken Bastards: Horns of the Wasted
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Drunken Bastards
Horns of the Wasted

Shortly after the recording of Horns of the Wasted (the band’s second full-length), founding member and guitarist Pete Fire was diagnosed with cancer. So, while […]

Criminal Element: Crime and Punishment
3.5 out of 5 skulls

Criminal Element
Crime and Punishment

In 2008, this band of miscreants — featuring present and former members of Misery Index and Dying Fetus — unleashed their debut full-length. It was […]

Dew-Scented: Invocation
3.5 out of 5 skulls


Don’t let the acoustic and melodic nature of the opening track to Dew-Scented‘s eighth studio album, Invocation, give you the wrong impression. The band hasn’t […]

Morbid Carnage: Night Assassins
3 out of 5 skulls

Morbid Carnage
Night Assassins

Hailing from Hungary, Morbid Carnage‘s Pulverised Records debut Night Assassins unloads seven vile and bludgeoning thrash tracks with an energetic delivery. While the music on […]

Arma Gathas: Dead To This World
3 out of 5 skulls

Arma Gathas
Dead To This World

Man, if I hadn’t known better (and without looking at what disc I just threw into the stereo) I would have sworn that this was […]

Black Breath: Heavy Breathing
4 out of 5 skulls

Black Breath
Heavy Breathing

I am a big fan of Black Breath‘s debut EP, Razor to Oblivion — it’s raw, grimy thrash is infectious and raucous. Well, this time […]