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The Thrash Hits Podcast 020: It’s a question of Britishness

February 15th, 2013

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This week Hugh and Tom Dare sit down to tackle the subject of Britishness in metal, taking care to avoid going on about tedious, tub-thumping, nationalist nonsense, and instead concentrating on some of the more unusual quirks and trends that Britishness has inadvertantly lent to British rock and metal over the years – how it affects not just how bands sound, but how we think about bands, and even how we come to cover certain bands at all in the first place.

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Album: Winterfylleth – The Threnody of Triumph

September 4th, 2012

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Winterfylleth
The Threnody of Triumph
Candlelight Records
10 September 2012

by Ruth Booth

If ever British Black Metal had them, Winterfylleth are the genre’s controversy-laced poster boys. The Mercian Sphere gave the scene a sound so rooted in heart and soul in Albion, it almost transcended genre. Such is the anticipation for follow-up The Threnody of Triumph – but if you’re expecting more heart-warming hearkening to the days of post-Arthurian legend, it might be time to pack up your harp and wend heme.

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Sunday Slaylist: The New Black (Metal)

March 4th, 2012

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All this week, Tom Dare has been guiding you through how Black Metal has evolved over the course of the last two decades (check out parts one, two, three and four if you haven’t already). Now, as the week draws to a close, we’ve asked Tom to put together the songs that have made it happen into a Spotify Slaylist, and in doing to to lovingly cobble them together in an order that somehow tries to make sense of the wildly differing styles that constitute the genre these days. Wish him luck….

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Album: Fen – Epoch

February 3rd, 2011

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Epoch
Code666
11 February 2011

by Tom Dare

The unassumingly-named Fen were a band being whispered about even before their debut album arrived in 2009. Two years after The Malediction Fields began to infiltrate the British underground, sophomore outing Epoch suggests those whispers may soon start to turn into a roaring chorus of approval. Stylistically Fen might be unlikely to break out of the underground, but their sheer quality is right up in the big leagues.

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Album: Winterfylleth – The Mercian Sphere

July 16th, 2010

Winterfylleth
The Mercian Sphere
Candelight Records
19 July 2010

by Tom Dare

Music lives and dies by its ability to affect the listener, yet few metal bands are capable of making a record that moistens the eyes and puts a lump in the throat of even the most sentimental listener, let alone the most hardened of metal fans. But when not only does this, but does it through the medium of savage, bleak black metal while still evoking all the emotions metal’s most evil style is known for, this becomes a staggering achievement. Winterfylleth have done just this.

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