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Album: Watain – The Wild Hunt

September 4th, 2013

Watain at Bloodstock Open Air 2012 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

Watain
The Wild Hunt
Century Media
19 August 2013

by Lee MacBride Parker

You don’t need to mention the name Watain to many headbangers to conjure up a range of divisive opinions ranging from the nothing-more-than-a-Dissection-tribute accusers, to the fanatical shit-your-pants best-black-metal-band-in-the-world fanboys. There’s no question that the black metal trio have made a name for themselves; they’ve carved out their position within the genre’s elite, so to speak, on the back of hard graft and infamous live performances – a veritable orgy of pigs’ blood, Satan and a shitload of fire.

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Album: Marduk – Serpent Sermon

May 28th, 2012

Marduk promo photo 2012 Thrash Hits

Marduk
Serpent Sermon
Century Media
28 May 2012

by Tom Dare

If you plotted Marduk’s career output on a bar chart rating them on quality, the picture would look like a city centre planned by a complete lunatic. Starting out playing some of the (then) most acerbic music around as one of Sweden’s earliest post-Bathory black metal bands, they began a worrying decline, only to completely revive their fortunes three albums back. Serpent Sermon, their fourth album with vocalist Mortuus and their twelfth in all, aims to continue their blasphemous campaign of hate.

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Album: Falconer – Armod

June 2nd, 2011

Falconer 2011 promo photo Thrash Hits

Falconer
Armod
Metal Blade
07 June 2011

by Tom Dare

The ever-entertaining Falconer are usually a safe bet to return with a plethora of hooks and a collection of songs to warm the cockles whenever they announce a new album. The difference this time is that those hooks are all entirely sung in Swedish, and their wander across stylistic borders has gone even further afield.

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