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The Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2013

December 12th, 2013

2013 AOTY Thrash Hits Albums of the Year

Like any artform, music is not a competition. There is only good and bad music and that categorisation in itself is all down to subjective taste. However, in a bid for scientific rigour; some quantitative analysis to fortify the qualitative spiels, we’ve asked all the Thrash Hits contributors to list their favourite albums of 2013. Yeah, it’s here to boost our egos by claiming what we say is best and it’ll surely get some good clicks and you may (rightly) point out that it’s just another list but, at the very least, you might see an album that you’ve never heard of and think about buying it. That would be cool.

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Thrash Hits Editors’ Albums of 2013 – Raziq Rauf + Hugh Platt

December 11th, 2013

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Due to the fact Raz and Hugh run things at Thrash Hits, their opinions are the most important. Yes there’s an overall TH Top 20 Albums of 2013 and there’s a list of the individual contributors’ favourite albums, but their opinions are also the most correct. That’s why they’ve got their own post where they can explain their own favourite albums of 2013 without being sullied by democracy.

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SikTh? American Nightmare? Songkick Detour can bring them to London

May 16th, 2013

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We saw the power of Songkick Detour back in February when, in conjunction with our big sister, DrownedinSound, Desaparecidos played their first UK show. It was impressive and it was powered by the crowd. They wanted to see Desaparecidos play live in London and they put their money where their mouths were. We want to do the same thing with some bands that we like.

Let’s see if we can get American Nightmare over to the UK. Let’s see if we can show SikTh that people want to see them live.

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Album: Nails – Abandon All Life

April 8th, 2013

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Abandon All Life
Southern Lord
01 April 2013

by Raziq Rauf

This album leaked a long time ago. It was the middle of February – six weeks before it was meant to be released to the public. The clamour to hear Abandon All Life was so tangible because this is one of the most anticipated releases in their corner of the metal world. Ever. Since they released Unsilent Death in 2010, the likes of Trap Them and All Pigs Must Die have come along and astounded listeners a couple of years ago with their Entombed-encrusted hardcore and Black Breath did it before and after that, turning into leaders of the field, but Nails are the ones that always embodied the purest feeling of futility that permeates the genre.

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Live: Give Up The Ghost / American Nightmare @ Boston Wonderland Ballroom – 29 December 2011

January 5th, 2012

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You must have heard that Give Up The Ghost American Nightmare reformed for two shows in the USA late in 2011, right? Maybe not. . It was a very exciting announcement, by all accounts. AN/GUTG are one of the seminal hardcore bands of the past decade and if you’ve never heard about them, here’s Tom Doyle telling you why and how you should and could.

Luckily, our man on the ground on the Eastern Seaboard, or whatever those Yanks call the Greater New York area (maybe that?) was there. Yeah, Dan Pelic went to the show in Revere, Massachusetts and he actually saw Ryan Gosling. He also saw American Nightmare or Give Up The Ghost or whatever you want to call them. He didn’t make a funny Tumblr about either thing but has written a review telling it how it is…

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Top 10s of 2011: Raziq Rauf

December 9th, 2011

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I’ve spent 2011 harping on about one band: Trap Them. It’s unlikely you could have had a conversation with me about music without me saying “Darker” and “Handcraft” at some point. I may have just spoilt the incredible fun of reading my list. Anyway… the other nine albums on this list are wicked as well. Buy them all.

Raz

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Album: All Pigs Must Die – God Is War

September 21st, 2011

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All Pigs Must Die
God Is War
Southern Lord
04 September 2011

by Danny Montana

There’s a bunch of these super, super heavy bands knocking around at the moment. They call it “crust punk”, “grindcore” and “proto-thrash” but it’s inspired by the furious punk metal of Discharge and the classic death metal of Entombed. Featuring members of Converge and The Hope Conspiracy, All Pigs Must Die are certainly one of them. Unsurprisingly, God Is War is a great reason for this effort in brutality to exist.

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