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Overkill – The Wings of War (Nuclear Blast)

Overkill need no introduction, they are thrash masters and since I got into them in the 80’s I have never felt disappointed by one of their releases, no matter what people say, these are the dogs bollocks, always have been,… Continue Reading →

Flotsam & Jetsam – S/T (AFM)

Flots and I are no longer seeing each-other. Things were going well enough and our relationship was actually getting better, but then Flots did something and I said some stuff and I realized it was over between us. It always… Continue Reading →

Anthrax – For All Kings (Nuclear Blast)

I’ve been an Anthrax fan for over a quarter of a century now and while not all 11 albums have had the same line up, there has always been that consistency of Frank, Scott and Charlie giving them their distinct… Continue Reading →

Koen Herfst – Back To Balance (Not To Do Records)

A solo album by Dew Scented’s drummer Koen Herfst – a solo album by a Metal Drummer! Yes indeed – Prepare yourselves readers for a review full of Flams and Paradiddles (or indeed standard Diddles!). We can analyse Rim Shots,… Continue Reading →

Act of Defiance – Birth and the Burial (Metal Blade)

I guess after nearly a decade and a half the editor has a pretty good handle on my musical tastes and when he gave me this to review I wasn’t really sure I wanted to. I guess it had a… Continue Reading →

Pure Negative – Insert [Twist] Pull (SR)

Pure Negative in the house! Well they should be in the house but if they were they would be squatting it as they have no home, no label willing to pick them up and give them some love and warmth,… Continue Reading →

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