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Iron Reagan / Gatecreeper – Split (Relapse Records)

I think I must have been quick off the blocks to get a hold of this from Thee Ed, as I know that both Iron Reagan and Gatecreeper are some of the most hotly regarded bands of the last couple… Continue Reading →

Prong – Zero Days (SPV)

Prong, the New York City based trio and brainchild of Tommy Victor, undoubtedly one of the most influential musicians of our era. A pioneer in the Industrial Metal and Groove Metal genres, a man with a knack for writing some… Continue Reading →

Municipal Waste – Slime And Punishment (Nuclear Blast)

Do we really need an introduction to this band? By the time I could do my typical, minimalist outline of the history of the band, their style and whatever else can pad out the initial paragraph, Municipal Waste would have… Continue Reading →

Epi-Demic – Malformed Conscience (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

This Canadian act has had a couple of releases out previously as my first dabble with their music was via the split they did with Solanum in 2015. Following on from that is this sophomore which is an explosion of… Continue Reading →

Power Trip – Nightmare Logic (Southern Lord)

Hailing out of Dallas, Texas, Power Trip are a pretty intense thrash metal group. With a very prominent early 80’s thrash sound mixed with some crossover thrash influences and some touches of grindcore and powerviolence in terms of the rhythmic… Continue Reading →

Iron Reagan – Crossover Ministry (Relapse)

Having a bad day? Maybe the boss is giving you the shits and the rest of humanity is conspiring to just not play nice? 30 minutes is all you need to cast away these unpleasantries and Iron Reagan may just… Continue Reading →

Suicidal Tendencies – World Gone Mad (Suicidal Records)

Mike Muir and Dean Pleasants are back for Suicidal’s eleventh album but the first for new recruits Ra Díaz, Jeff Pogan and Dave Lombardo. In many ways you know what you’re going to get with an ST album. There’s gonna… Continue Reading →

Stuck Mojo – Here Come The Infidels (Stuck Mojo Music)

Okay, before I get to the latest album, I really do need to preface the review with my own previous experiences of Stuck Mojo. I have seem the band a whole bunch of times, and have always had a bloody… Continue Reading →

Solanum – I.T.S.C (HPGD Productions)

When it comes to crossover, historically there seems to have been two approaches. Punks who beef up the riffs and get more metal or metallers who speed up the verses and get more hardcore. I usually preferred the former. Solanum… Continue Reading →

Negative Self – S/T (High Roller)

You wait months for a Swedish take on American crossover and then two ….yadda yadda. It seems only moments since I was getting all excited about Dr. Living Dead’s “Crush The Sublime Gods” album and now here is Negative Self… Continue Reading →

Solanum / Epi-Demic – Passages To Lunacy (Horror Pain Gore Death Productions)

As I’ve stated before I like split releases a lot and this one is damn decent with two bands from Canada demonstrating their flair for punishing thrash metal and crossover music that is equal to most underground releases being put… Continue Reading →

Dr Living Dead – Crush The Sublime Gods (Century Media)

Crossover. It’s not new. It’s not big. It’s not clever. But…….it’s fucking good fun. These Swedes play bandana wearin’, skateboard ridin’, nuclear waste huffin’, acid green thrashcore. These guys play in Skull masks with ST style bandanas.  You can call… Continue Reading →

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