Thrash Hits

25 June 2013

Album: Amon Amarth – Deceiver of the Gods

June 26th, 2013

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Amon Amarth
Deceiver of the Gods
Metal Blade
25 June 2013

by David Keevill

Viking Metal – a scourge of Christendom or just a global ballache to genre purists everywhere? Amon Amarth are foisted with this most divisive tag; for anybody who’s spent five seconds with the music of these Swedish bruisers, it’s apparent that they’re about as likely to fit into a Hammerheart-era Bathory-shaped mould as Falling In Reverse are.

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Album: Havok – Unnatural Selection

June 25th, 2013

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Havok
Unnatural Selection
Candlelight Records
25 June 2013

by Rob McAuslan

Yet more thrash on Thrash Hits? It’s just that there’s quite a lot of it about lately, honestly – we’ll get back to haircare regimes, sandwiches and what a wally Jared Leto is soon enough, don’t worry. Havok are a weird one though, in that so far they’ve actually been really very good indeed at channelling the best of the late 80s thrash scene. Unnatural Selection sees them back off the pace considerably from the frenzied Time Is Up, and that’s a move that should set any old thrasher’s alarms ringing.

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