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Sunday Slaylist: Adios, Hydra Head Records….

September 16th, 2012

Hydra Head Records R.I.P 2 Thrash Hits

As we reported on Tuesday, Hydra Heads Records bossman Aaron Turner announced this week that the label was to effectively close, with the label to transform little more than an administrative arm for the label’s existing catalogue before the year is out. This news was understandably greeted with howls of despair from all corners of the metal world, given the incredible pedigree of artists that Hydra Head has had through its doors over the last two decades.

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Album: Narrows – Painted

January 10th, 2012

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Narrows
Painted
Deathwish Inc
28 February 2011

by Tomas Doyle

Whilst there has been much written about the Mayan prediction of the destruction of the world this year, there has be relatively little discussion about what the soundtrack to that impending apocalypse will be. Well, I humbly submit that with their second full-length, Painted, Narrows have produced a record that would amply accompany any armageddon that our central-American predecessors may have called on. That’s not because it is the heaviest album you will this year, nor is it the nastiest or even the most gruellingly dissonant (though it does score highly in all these categories) – but rather because of its remorseless, unrelenting, soul emptying bleakness which refuses to abate throughout the eight tracks on offer here.

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Narrows release ‘Absolute Betrayer’, the first taste of new music from their forthcoming second full-length, Painted

December 22nd, 2011

Narrows promo photo by Robin Laananen Thrash Hits

Those transatlantic metal innovators, Narrows, have gone and slipped out a preview for their forthcoming second full-length album, while we were busy throwing up Christmas decorations and generally being merry. ‘Absolute Betrayer’ showcases practically  everything we love about this band, whipped into three-minute package of technicolour goodness – and you can check it out after the jump.

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