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Album: Steadlür – Steadlür

May 26th, 2009

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Steadlür
Steadlür
Roadrunner Records
18 May 2009

by Ryan Williams

Kicking off with the sound of someone else’s motorcycle starting and a noodling riff stolen from the ‘80s leading into Sebastian Bach’s long-disowned son shouting some crap about screaming like a demon and crawling on the ceiling, Atlanta, Georgia’s Steadlür set the tone for their album perfectly.

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Album: Malefice – Dawn Of Reprisal

April 20th, 2009

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Malefice
Dawn Of Reprisal
Metal Blade Records
02 March 2009

by Luke Morton

Since their inception in 2007, Malefice have gradually become one of the hottest bands in the UK metal scene. Their stunning debut album Entities received critical acclaim as one of the best metal albums of the year, and with their latest release Dawn Of Reprisal Malefice have hoped to keep the momentum running.

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Interview: Madina Lake’s Nathan Leone – “Attics to Eden refers to the different ways to look at things to bring you happiness.”

March 24th, 2009

With the release their second album, Attics To Eden, drawing ever closer, we caught up with Madina Lake singer, Nathan Leone to talk about the new record, his twin brother shitting himself and getting beaten up by girls.

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Attics To Eden is the second in the set of three in the concept. How is it going so far?
“It was a brutal few months in our rehearsal spot in Chicago. We had poster boards with scribbling and arrows all over the walls trying to assure it all made sense. Music always comes first though and then we weave the storyline around it so as not to influence the honesty of the lyrics. We’ve got the ending all set and will probably start the third in a few months when we’ve decompressed.”

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Album: Lamb of God – Wrath

February 5th, 2009

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Lamb Of God
Wrath
Roadrunner Records
23 February 2009

by Danny Montana

Since we got our dirty mitts on Lamb Of God’s fifth album, Wrath over the New Year, it has barely left our tinny laptop speakers.

All the pre-release chatter from the band has been the stock, “It’s our bestest album EVA!!1!” type stuff but our favourite bit was when guitarist Chris Adler said, “Wrath needs no hype,” during an interview performed with the express reason of hyping the record. Uh huh.

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Album: Kreator – Hordes Of Chaos

January 25th, 2009

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Kreator
Hordes Of Chaos
SPV
13 January 2009

by Ryan Williams

The so-called thrash revival may have seen Metallica bringing metal back to the masses with stadium-filling ease last year but they’re not the only one doing it. German stalwarts Kreator may not be headlining arenas anywhere but Hordes Of Chaos delivers a more classic and raw-sounding package.

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Album: Slipknot – All Hope Is Gone

August 13th, 2008

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Slipknot
All Hope Is Gone
Roadrunner Records
20 August 2008

by Danny Montana

Such is the secrecy surrounding Slipknot’s fourth full-length album, All Hope Is Gone, the review CDs went off to the pressing plant under the false name of Rusty Cage to avoid any early leaks onto the Internet. This is a top secret operation.

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Trivium reveal Shogun artwork + first thoughts / early review

August 10th, 2008

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Trivium have released the artwork for their forthcoming fourth album, Shogun.

We’ve heard it, so expect a full review of Shogun on Thrash Hits .com in the coming days. Here’s an ultra-quick rundown of our first impressions…

Trivium – Shogun

‘Kirisute Gomen’ – you’ve probably already got it for free
‘Torn Between Scylla And Charybdis’ – Almost 7 minutes long. Heafy’s got his old voice back. Huge solos
‘Down From The Sky’– Over 5 minutes long. More singing but less soloing. Next single.
‘He Who Spawned the Furies’ – Just over 4 minutes. Slow and brutal. Soppy chorus gives way to some true brutality. Strong track.
‘Into The Mouth Of Hell We March’ – It’s on the Madden NFL game. Almost 6 minutes long. Galloping!
‘Throes Of Perdition’ Almost 6 minutes again. Another dramatic title. Great chorus.
‘Insurrection’ – Almost 5 minutes long. Ultra fast intro. One for fans of The Crusade.
‘Of Prometheus And The Crucifix’ – Over 4 minutes. Another dramatic title. Another great chorus. Definite single possibilty.
‘The Calamity’ – Almost 5 minutes long. Complex melodies. Great breakdown.
‘Like Callisto To A Star In Heaven’ – Over 5 minutes long. Another great title. Great galloping guitars.
‘Shogun’ – After 9 minutes it was still going, despite missing the outro. Massive.

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Shogun by Trivium will be released on 29 September 2008 through Roadrunner Records

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Album: Rolo Tomassi – Hysterics

July 18th, 2008

This is a WORLD EXCLUSIVE REVIEW of one of the most hotly anticipated debut record releases of 2008. Read all about Rolo Tomassi’s fantastic first full-length record, Hysterics, right here. It’s quite some journey.

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Rolo Tomassi
Hysterics
Hassle Records
22 September 2008

by Raziq Rauf

There once was a band from Sheffield who released an album in 1987 called Hysteria. That was Def Leppard. They went on to sell over 21 million copies of that record and the rest, as they say, is rock history. [Read more →]

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Album: Exit Ten – Remember The Day

July 16th, 2008

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Exit Ten
Remember The Day
Deepburn/Pinnacle Records
20 February 2008

by James Shitty

Hailed as a frontrunner of the emerging “New Wave of British Metalcore”, Reading’s Exit Ten have finally unleashed their first full length album – and as statements of intent go, it is nothing less than potent. [Read more →]

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Album: Opeth – Watershed

June 5th, 2008

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Opeth
Watershed
Roadrunner Records
39 May 2008

by Danny Montana

Prog rock has never been cool and prog metal is arguably even less cool but Opeth have somehow managed to rise above and beyond the condescension once again with their latest grand opus, Watershed. [Read more →]

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