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Pandrador Ov Rituals, ov Ancestors, ov Destiny
With Organic Hallunocinosis, Decapitated were about to make a big wave in death metal... However, it seems that even their "reduced" form documented during the last three albums, was adequate to start spawning its own breed, judging from Pandrador's debut LP. Decapitated's compatriots further slipstream US death metal, the mechanistic look and feel of Meshuggah, huge sound work and Scandinavian mythology lyrical themes throughout, to deliver a modern extreme metal release of notable replay value. Favorite track: Miklagardr. Stream:
Heathen Empire of the Blind
Adult oriented thrash metal from a band absolutely no one expected to do so; Empire of the Blind sounds like an auditory teleportation to the early '90s, when thrash was becoming obsolete and outfits of the sort, simplified their sound in order to survive. What's bewildering is that in a handful of sites, Heathen prove that they can still sound like the Heathen every tech thrasher knows and appreciates, and even though sound work rips, their distancing from tech thrash feels almost blatant... Tracks that stand out: Empire of the Blind, Sun In My Hand. Stream:
The Vintage Caravan The Vintage Caravan
Ever since these Icelanders deservedly took their place in the international vintage rock scene with Voyage, I wanted to check on their namesake debut not just for the sake of completion, but also because apparently some A&R somewhere checked this album first before brokering the band to the labels. It turns out, The Vintage Caravan is indeed more than a humble band start, as these guys have the requisite swagger to make the legacy they touch upon, sound as if it was their own alone. Stream:
Inertia Island The Laser Sunrise
If this album was a TV series pilot, it would definitely be a flawed one, but also one to stimulate curiosity about what comes next in subsequent releases, as its core traits will appeal to people thirsty for heavy (as in really heavy) US heavy/power metal. First and foremost, stand the vocals of Michelle Torres Gilruth which just compel you to listen to the whole album, and then it's the thrashy groove of the guitars, that also tease a primer penchant for melody. Due to immediately perceivable mishaps on all sectors (vocals, arrangements etc.), The Laser Sunrise feels like it's been recorded hastily by a promising band that
Havukruunu Uinuos Syƶmein Sota
Somewhere Far Beyond has just found its extreme metal sibling. Stream:
Sleepin Pillow Superman's Blues

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  • TheNotrap Hahah no, from Australia. I forgot there are several bands with the same name.
    December 5 12:39 PM
  • TheNotrap When you're on a frenetic DM mood, check out the new Depravity, good stuff.
    December 5 12:08 PM
  • TheNotrap I just read your soundoff, I'm going to take a peek this weekend, it sounds quite interesting.
    December 5 12:05 PM
  • Voivod My current personal reference for thrash metal excellence for the style early Kreator/Sodom have pioneered, is the sophomore album of a Chilean band called Parkcrest. The sound of that album is astoundingly raw and organic, compared to the new Sodom album.
    December 5 11:58 AM
  • Voivod Angelripper knows best about his drummer (I mean that!) but the sound does not give him justice imho. My subjective opinion is that Sodom have done better in the past, meaning that if I have Until Death Do Us Unite/Masquerade In Blood as a 3.5, this one is between 3-3.5 at best, closer to 3 though.
    December 5 11:56 AM

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