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Album: Everyone Dies In The End – All Things Lead To This

September 2nd, 2014

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Everyone Dies In The End
All Things Lead To This
22 September 2014

by David Keevill

As a purely instrumental band, you have to remember that every word you do write will be analysed within an inch of its existence. Hitching a ride on the fatalistic “post-” bandwagon, Everyone Dies In the End have their mouths full with their debut album All Things Lead To This, and their heads stuffed with notions of their own grandeur.

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Album: Ageless Oblivion – Penthos

March 14th, 2014

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Ageless Oblivion
Siege Of Amida Records
17 March 2014

by Pete Long

When Ageless Oblivion released Temples of Transcendent Evolution back in 2011, they caused a wee bit of a buzz with their Frankenstein’s monster approach to death metal. Even a little bit of “next big thing” talk. Fast-forward three years and the follow-up, Penthos, follows the same ethos. It’s as if Cult of Luna had just mugged every death metal band they could see and stolen all the riffs.

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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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Album: Pelican – Forever Becoming

October 17th, 2013

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Forever Becoming
Southern Lord
14 October 2013

by David Keevill

Pelican’s fifth full-length, Forever Becoming, has one of those nebulous and noncommittal titles that progressive instrumental bands tend to choose, presumably for the merit of not having to set their stall thematically. It’s indicative of a movement that the band have made with this album though; even for an act whose second nature is to push forward with the exploratory scope of their music, is this a step too far away from their roots?

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Album: Doyle Airence – Monolith

September 18th, 2013

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Doyle Airence
Lifeforce Records
14 October 2013

by Tomas Doyle

Editor’s Note: our man Tomas Doyle went and wrote this review back when Doyle Airence were known just as plain old Doyle. About a day after he handed it in, Doyle, the former Misfits guitarist, threatened to sue them unless they changed their name. Hence: Doyle Airence. Cue: a perfectly good joke ruined. Still, we made the poor bugger write it, so the least you can do is read it (and imagine that the band are still called “Doyle”.

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EP: Cult of Luna – Vertikal II

September 17th, 2013

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Cult Of Luna
Vertikal II
Indie Recordings
23 September 2013

by Rob McAuslan

Cult of Luna’s latest EP came as one hell of a surprise , given the length of time it took for them to get around to the devastating, electronica-spattered masterpiece that is Vertikal. “More of that could only be a good thing!” We thought. It kind of is and it kind of isn’t, and which end of that you sit at will depend very much on you. There’s a shift of focus here that may make you very uncomfortable indeed.

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Doctor Who theme tune goes drone-rock

July 23rd, 2013

If you grew up in the UK, you probably spent a good chunk of your childhood behind the sofa watching Doctor Who. A large chunk of the appeal was down to Delia Derbyshire and Ron Grainer’s innovative, pant-wettingly scary theme tune. Turns out that not only did they make a pioneering slice of electronica, they also created the base for one of the most terrifying pieces of drone ever.

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Album: Deafheaven – Sunbather

May 22nd, 2013

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Deathwish Inc
10 June 2013

by Raziq Rauf

Do you ever get the feeling that you’re being made fun of? That unease where some obnoxious prick knows something that you don’t and you don’t really know what to do because you’re not sure. They’re being too subtle, but you know it’s not quite right – it’s too unfamiliar. You don’t know quite how to fight back because you know that if you say the wrong thing, they’ll just laugh at you.

Those obnoxious pricks are Deafheaven. Their weapon of torment is Sunbather. It’s bloody great.

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Album: Cult Of Luna – Vertikal

January 11th, 2013

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Cult Of Luna
Indie Recordings
25 January 2013

by Tom Dare

It’s been the best part of five years since Cult Of Luna last attempted to simultaneously both scare the shit out of and crush the brains out of their audience. It doesn’t take long for sixth album Vertikal to establish the same broad mission statement. Or for the massed ranks of Swedes to re-establish themselves as one of the most vital, evocative and purposefully heavy bands around. [Read more →]


Album: Neurosis – Honor Found In Decay

October 23rd, 2012

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Honor Found In Decay
Neurot Recordings
29 October 2012

by Tom Dare

One of the most influential, lauded bands of the last twenty-plus years. Who acts as fapped-over as Mastodon and Enslaved can’t say enough good words about. One of the heaviest bands ever to exist. Album number ten, five years since the last one. Screw any more extraneous preamble: here’s why you need Neurosis in your life. [Read more →]

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