Album Reviews

Death Angel - Humanicide

Paraphrasing the saying “you should not judge a book by its cover”, I am stating that “you should always judge a Thrash band by its live performance”. Especially in these modern days, where writing complicated riffs can be digitally faked, the ultimate place to see what a Thrash band is capable to deliver is the stage. That’s right; there are no gimmicks and aside from some fake smoke, there is nothing for the band to hide behind. The paint of the recent DEATH ANGEL, supporting OVERKILL, has not dried yet, only because it was an amazing and adrenaline pumped set. The band for San Fran performed with the gas pedal floored and made me feel a bit bad for having missed their last discographic steps, but after that show, I made a pact with myself to check “Humanicide” as soon as possible, and this is exactly what I did...

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Sunday, 23 June 2019 15:03

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Bloody Hammers - The Summoning

It is a given; Horror movies and Metal do extremely well together but only if the former comes from the '70s - '80s era. You see, just like in music, the market’s interest has shifted from the suggestive / atmospheric type of Horror to the best effect CGI can offer and this, unfortunately, is limited to the creator’s imagination (if any). In the process, the viewer’s / listener’s imagination has almost been rendered useless and therefore, the easier the movie / album, the higher the probability to do something worthy in the current “fast-food” market. However, you don’t have to “do as others do”, especially when there are - still - romantic bands out there eager to fuel your imagination, and in the case of BLOODY HAMMERS, make you fear of the unknown… Yeah, “The Summoning” feeds from the golden era of Horror Movies, walks in dump Gothic alleys and loves everything lurking in the dark...

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Saturday, 15 June 2019 15:08

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Statement - Force Of Life

I have to give Danish STATEMENT that they can boost a party. Musically, they haven't really appealed to me when I've seen them but I still find myself tapping along to their beat. They have some really catchy tunes though, like the opening track “The Hero Inside” from their latest release “Force Of Life” that is sticky and I really like the vocal slide that kicks off the chorus. It’s memorable and creative at the same time. The issue I've had with STATEMENT is that they feel a little messy when it comes to the style; it's a little here and there and all over the place. At least that’s how I’ve experienced the shows, it’s poppy on occasion to move over to Thrash and then something more techy before back to the beginning again.

Written by Erika Wallberg Saturday, 15 June 2019 14:47

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Overkill - The Wings Of War

There is no point to pretend being unprepared for a new OVERKILL album and, really, you don’t have to be a scholar of their discography to know how explosive these NJ boys are. If you still have doubts (shame on you) then going to show with OVERKILL on the billing will be more than enough to put your mind at the right place. So, before spinning “The Wings Of War” I was only curious to see how this lineup would blow my eardrums of and how fast will my blood start to boil. It did not take long and I cannot think any OVERKILL album being a sow-burner to be perfectly honest.

Written by Dimitris Kontogeorgakos Tuesday, 30 April 2019 13:09

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