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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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Nu Metalcore is definitely happening. Why?

September 19th, 2013

There’s a new (nu?) trend afoot in the world of emerging metalcore bands and that trend is similar in its makeup to nu metal when it came out. Instead of chug heavy riffs, we start with metalcore and instead of rap, we have RnB. Gavin Lloyd grew up with nu metal. Is this new trend as worthy or original, though? Hmmm…

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I grew up during nu metal’s heyday and the likes of Limp Bizkit and Slipknot went a long way towards shaping my taste in music and making me the metal-loving scamp I am today. Nu metal was huge and had a mainstream crossover appeal that hasn’t been seen since in terms of heavy music.

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Album: CB6 – Succession

August 12th, 2013

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CB6
Succession
Self-Released
05 August 2013

by Gavin Lloyd

Hardcore eh? There’s no denying that the genre’s rise in popularity over the past few years has been astronomical. When I was younger, hardcore meant nothing more than Steve Blackman and Crash Holly twatting each other around the head with steel chairs. But now I know hardcore means a lot more to certain pockets of the alternative community – so much so in fact that it’s more than just a genre, but a way of life. I recently decided to start my own hardcore band and seeing as you can never have enough bands to plagiarise…err…I mean inspire you, I decided to give the CB6‘s new album Succession a spin.

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Live: Emmure, Chelsea Grin + Atilla @ London Islington Academy – 12 April 2013

April 17th, 2013

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Some of us here at Thrash Hits are card-carrying members of the #NoFunClub. Thankfully, Tom ‘You Are Not Better Than Pop Music‘ Doyle isn’t one of them. That’s why we sent him to watch Emmure, Chelsea Grin and Atilla when The Mosh Lives tour came to London last week.

Six Things we learned when we saw The Mosh Lives tour in London:

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Make your own moshpit

March 5th, 2013

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Matt Bierbaum, a graduate Physics student from Cornell University, has made a moshpit simulation based on data collected in a genuine universiy paper about moshing. It’s called Collective Motion of Moshers at Heavy Metal Concerts and the simulation can be found here.

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Future Hits 133: Dyst

January 30th, 2013

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Dyst
From: Bergen, Norway
Lazy equation: Metalcore – Bergen Black Metal x #m0sh
URL: Facebook / Twitter

Thrash Hits verdict: These five youngsters take none of the black metal influences from their hometown. Clearly a product of the modern age, they’ve learnt their music from the internet. They sound like Bring Me The Horizon, Killswitch Engage, The Devil Wears Prada. Filled with all sorts of minor harmonics and arpeggios, it’s #m0sh or screamo or whatever you want to call it and it’s pretty good. We speak to singer Joakim Vindenes to get his take.

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Album: Attack Attack! – This Means War

January 17th, 2012

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Attack Attack!
This Means War
Rise Records
16 January 2012

by Tomas Doyle

Lets face it, you’ve all probably made up your mind about Attack Attack! already – no, we’re not talking about the Welsh one, we’re talking about the crabcore one. Apparently the difference is the number of exclamation marks in their respective names(!). But there have been line-up changes at castle AA! since the much maligned ‘Stick Stickly’ video hit the world wide web so its at least feasible that the Ohio metalcore hate magnets could have turned it around, right?

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