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Thrash Hits’ Biggest Surprises of 2013

December 12th, 2013

2013 thrash hits biggest surprise of the year

One of the best things about music is its unpredictability. Sometimes, those moments can cause true horror but the best moments are just ace. That’s why we spend so much time caring so much – for those moments. It’s worth the risk. Most of the time. Here are all of the Thrash Hits contributors’ biggest surprises of 2013. They’re mainly bad, actually, but whatever…

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Album: Matt Skiba and The Sekrets – Babylon

May 15th, 2012

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Matt Skiba And The Sekrets
Babylon
Superball Music
07 May 2012

by Ruth Booth

Regular readers of Thrash Hits will remember we ran this photo a while ago, with a certain amount of disbelief. With his penchant for wry, dark romance, if Alkaline Trio’s frontman took a cue from any Lost Boys, our money would’ve been on these ones. But, aside from possible sponsorship by the local bird sanctuary, this photo told us two crucial things about Matt Skiba’s new project.

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Album: Our Time Down Here – Midnight Mass

March 5th, 2012

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Our Time Down Here
Midnight Mass
Take Flight Records
05 March 2012

by Alex Andrews

It’s been nearly a decade since the heydays of London’s Household Name Records, and though a question mark may loom over the label’s legacy, it’s certainly been a long time since the UK has held its native punk bands with the same affinity as their stateside cousins. Though Our Time Down Here bear little resemblance to the likes of Capdown, Lightyear or Five Knuckle, they’re as easily accessible, as staunchly independent and they appear to be waving the same ragged flag for British punk rock.

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Album: AFI – Crash Love

September 30th, 2009

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AFI
Crash Love
Interscope Records
28 September 2009

by Jon Kerr

Following the death of their influential producer Jerry Finn, AFI have recruited the chart-friendly Jacknife Lee to co-produce Crash Love, perhaps to right some of the wrongs on the bland Decemberunderground. The band are already brashly hailing it as “the album we’ll be remembered for”. So, should you believe the hype?

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Album: The Offspring – Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace

July 29th, 2008

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The Offspring
Rise And Fall, Rage And Grace
Sony BMG
16 June 2008

by Mischa Pearlman

The Offspring are nothing if not reliable. Any new album is guaranteed to sound, well, quite a bit like the ones that came before. But then why not? They’ve found a formula that works, that’s sold millions of records and which, when it works properly, has been responsible for some really great songs. [Read more →]

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