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Albums of the Year 2012: Our Contributors (part 1)

December 11th, 2012

Thrash Hits Albums of 2012

After 12 months of bickering, debating, fighting and general disagreement, the Thrash Hits contributors have finally settled on their records of the year. Later this week we’ll be publishing Raz and Hugh’s lists, as well as the final, collaborative, everyone-from-Thrash-Hits mathematically-calculated Albums Of The Year list, but for the time being, here’s (part 1) of what our contributors thought were the best and the brightest of 2012.

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EP: AGHAST! – Live Dangerously

January 31st, 2012

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AGHAST!
Live Dangerously
Self-Released
01 March 2012

by Andy Parker

I first got to witness London-based death/thrash/extreme metal crew AGHAST! in a dodgy Brighton pub on my birthday in 2009 and was stunned by two things. Firstly, by lead guitarist Christiaan Verheij Van-Wijk’s mental spandex trousers, which were then replaced by an even crazier pair when the band went on stage. And secondly, by how blisteringly-fast and gripping their blinding riffs were.

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Top 10s of 2011: Our Contributors

December 10th, 2011

Thrash Hits 2011 Albums of the Year

We’ve shown you what Raz and Hugh’s albums of the year are, but they’re not the only ones responsible for the Thrash Hits Top 20 Albums of 2011. Oh no. We’ve got a whole load of contributors – writers, photographers, and miscellaneous behind-the-scenes types – that help keep Thrash Hits running smoothly, and the albums they loved the most from 2011 matter just as much as those favoured by the boss men.

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EP: Girlfight – Defamate

November 8th, 2011

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Girlfight
Defamate
25 October 2011
Emerald Moon Records

by Andy Parker

Very much in the vein of Cancer Bats or Trash Talk, Pittsburgh’s Girlfight are sharp, punchy and over in a mere matter of minutes. In just four tracks spread over just eight short minutes, the quartet blend chameleon-like grooves in with some excellent loud/quiet concepts, without sacrificing the “loud” part of that equation.

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Album: Jamey Jasta – Jasta

August 5th, 2011

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Jamey Jasta
Jasta
Century Media
25 July 2011

by Andy Parker

Before we get the ball rolling it has to be said I quite like a bit of Hatebreed. I can’t say that there is a perfect album end to end, but they sure do know how to make some floor-punching, dick-shrivelling stompers that are always accompanied by chest beating choruses. ‘Straight To Your Face’, ‘Doomsayer’, ‘This Is Now’ or ‘I Will Be Heard’ all result in my car going bat shit crazy with my crew slamming one another on the back seat.  But will this debut solo record from Jamey Jasta prove that there more to the man than a head scarf and a huge gob?

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Album: Suicide Silence – The Black Crown

July 7th, 2011

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Suicide Silence
The Black Crown
Century Media
18 July 2011

by Andy Parker

During the creation of The Black CrownSuicide Silence have been talking a lot about their decision to ditching many of the digital processes used by their previous producer, Machine. This time around they have instead teamed up with Steve Evett (Dillinger Escape Plan, Architects) to create an album that closer reflects the sound of their live performances. That decisions has paid-off by the truckload.

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Album: Goes Cube – In Tides And Drifts

July 3rd, 2011

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Goes Cube
In Tides And Drifts
The End Records
27 June 2011

by Andy Parker

Goes Cube’s debut, Another Day Has Passed, rattled my core from the onset when it was released back in 2009. It perfectly fitted the gap between the sometimes over indulgent progressive musings of the likes of Baroness or Mastodon, and the stoner blitzkrieg of Helms Alee or Dozer. It almost seemed impossible for a three-piece to craft such a fully-involved sound.

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EP/Split: Lavotchkin & End To Empires

April 19th, 2011

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Lavotchkin & End To Empires
Split/EP
Thirty Days Of Night Records
17 April 2011

by Andy Parker

Before the dawn of Napster, when Steve Lemaq had a voice worth listening to and Jo Whiley was ear candy for pubescent boys in need of a mother figure to tell them what to buy the following morning in Our Price, there was this thing called “vinyl”. Record labels regularly released split singles and label samples across these curiously grooved devices, which played on a thing called a “record player”. In the UK, we were spoilt for choice with these labels, and their all-too-keen ears for new sounds. What better way to reach a wider audience than your home town than to hook up with one from somewhere else and bang out a stonker of a appetiser?

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Album: Palehorse – Soft As Butter; Hard As Ice

March 13th, 2011

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Palehorse
Soft As Butter, Hard As Ice
Eyesofsound
02 March 2011

by Andy Parker

Why cock about with guitars when you can have two bassists? That’s the mantra of Palehorse, the London quartet that have been grinding on and off for over a decade. 2008’s Habitual Linestepper saw their return after an eight year hiatus – during which saw some of the members gaining acclaim in post-punk mob Million Dead, alongside masterful lyricist but ultimately pretentious-tool-turned-folk-bore, Frank Turner. [Read more →]

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