Thrash Hits

Winston McCall

Album: Parkway Drive – Atlas

October 30th, 2012

Parkway Drive 2012 promo photo Thrash Hits

Parkway Drive
Atlas
Epitaph
29 October 2012

by David Keevill

The progression in sound from last year’s Deep Blue to Atlas does not come at the expense of Parkway Drive’s core sound, but it is a noticeable departure from the sort of relentless fare that they’ve wielded in the past. What’s more, the endless parade of tracks that erupted from the bowels of Deep Blue has given way to a far more coherent and singular beast. Edges are still razor sharp, as the likes of ‘Old Ghosts/New Regrets’ and ‘Swing’ prove with riffs teetering on the edge of angular technicality and still retaining the band’s gargantuan rhythmic bounce, but that’s not all.

[Read more →]

Tags

Album: You Me At Six – Sinners Never Sleep

October 4th, 2011

You Me At Six band promo photo 2011 thrash hits EMI sinners never sleep

You Me At Six
Sinners Never Sleep
EMI
03 October 2011

by Mischa Pearlman

Back in 2008, around this very time of year, a slew of incredibly hostile and grammatically-imprecise comments were thrown in my direction. The reason? A review I wrote of You Me At Six’s debut album. You can read it here. My personal favourite was from a rather pleasant chap called Stuart Lunken: “You Are a Fucking DickHead!” he wrote. “Im Guna Find Where You Live And Actually Rip Your Fucking Head Off.” (sic) Raaacch made a well-argued point, too – “you need a new pair off ears and a different job cuz your obviosly utter shit at this one” (sic) – while Will made a very reasoned and measured statement: “the writer is obviously a spastic”. To be fair, Natalie, behind a string of misspelled words – or shuld tht b werdz? – made a valid point: “fuck off!!u basically tuk a luk at a foto of them and decided u didnt lyk them, it happens 2 b an amazin album and hes not from fuckin dorset” (sic). She’s right. Josh Franceschi isn’t from Dorset. I got Weybridge (in Surrey, where YM@6 originate) confused with Weymouth (which is in Dorset) – and for that, I can only apologise. Nevertheless, the point – about him singing in a nasally, affected American accent when he’s actually from England remains the same. As does my opinion of the album. It’s truly terrible.
[Read more →]

Tags
Keep up with Thrash Hits. Click like and follow.
X