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Arakara Shadow of Violence
What is an undisputed given for Arakara is that they know how to thrash with the expected intensity; not only that, their axemen are gun blazing with respect to the guitar leads which densely populate this EP. So where does Shadow of Violence comes a bit short? Well, Arakara aren't too keen on concealing their influences which include both East and West Coast thrash, with the vocalist delivering a die-hard Hetfield/Billy worship throughout. Favorite track: Shadow of Violence. Stream:
http://arakaraband.bandcamp.com/album/shadow-of-violence
3.4
05.20.17
The Night Flight Orchestra Amber Galactic
Slick, barely memorable upon completion of any given listening session, but desperately needed '80s pop/hard rock throwback, made from metalheads for metalheads and non-metalheads alike. Favorite track: Space Whisperer
3.5
05.20.17
Mastodon Emperor of Sand
Mastodon round up the edges of their innate deliberations, and wind up with an album that's as entertaining as it is lacking compared to its critically acclaimed predecessors. Favourite track: Show Yourself.
3.5
05.17.17
Deserter Coils of the Lesser Serpent
Judging from sparse releases that emerged during the last few years, it seems that tech thrash is making a gradual come back; Deserter's debut full-length is all but a welcome addition to the fold; Drumming is insane in both feet and hands, whereas the shredding guitars are apt to follow the frenetic pace of the arrangements. The latter are not far from what bands like Aspid and Paradox have accomplished during their heyday; As "Urban Gehenna" will echo to you, tech thrash of Coil... is so fulfilling, it could stand on its own instrumentally, yet the album's dynamics, instrumental and/or vocal, are not properly underpinned by the som
3.6
05.15.17
Sacred Oath Twelve Bells
While Twelve Bells echoes the all too known and cherished nuances of US power metal as well as the band's good musicianship, it unfortunately comes as "cheap" as not a single music passage is engraved in memory, upon the close of each listen. This cheapness is blatantly evident in the written-overnight-over-the-top-and-aberrantly-all-over-the-place vocals. Stream:
http://sacredoath.bandcamp.com/album/twelve-bells
2.7
05.14.17
Evocatus Mortem in Deos
Just when someone would think that the birth of new "'90s" tech power/thrash metal bands (think of Iced Earth or much much later peers like Greece's Desert Near the End) was an almost exclusive affair of that time, Evocatus from Australia come and drop their (currently) small stone in the seemingly calm waters. Firstly by means of the ultra-heavy sound production and secondly in terms of the arrangements, Aussies make a truly legitimate effort in sounding technical and fruitfully cerebral in places, yet it's difficult to pinpoint truly memorable moments. Rhythm guitars are the album's clue (along with the drumming), as their handler has gone
3.4
04.19.17
Perception Of Reality The Loss
While it is more than adequate when experienced as a background listen, Perception of Reality's instrumental post/progressive metal fails to make a lasting impression, even though its making, gets across a well intended professionalism (sound production etc.). Stream/"name your price" download:
http://perceptionofreality.bandcamp.com/album/the-loss
3.0
04.17.17

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