Friday, January 19, 2018

Argento-Tortura Masiva (2016)

This album has been released in 2016, and it really defines how modern thrash should be in our days: vicious, agressive, heavy and catchy. The producion sounds pretty chaotic and fits perfect the tracks. The riffing sounds pretty cool and though it isn't unique as the 80's bands, it still sounds different and imaginative. There are a lot of catchy moments here, especially the choruses which just sounds fresh and intense and works pretty good. The vocals sounds very different. It still raspy and raw, it sounds lively and energetic, for a modern sound like this album, these vocals sounds proper. Overall, pretty solid album. It has a new sound of thrash and doesn't fails as being a destructive band. Recommended for all the true thrashers out there!
Review by Paul Caravasi

Aislacion-Minor Chants (Demo 2017)

The best two words that describe this demo are raw and unique.  Guitar rhythm and lead riffs complement each other perfectly in both the distorted and clean presence. The production isn't great but I think this is one of those demos where the important elements are Unprocessed, unrefined, crude metal. It has all the elements that make this demo so unique and raw at the same time as well as super groovy/Doomy riffs. It is definitely a kick ass demo making a solid distinction between all the songs. You definitely hear the Black Sabbath influence in this Demo with some killer melodies and heavy drumming . This is a demo I feel that any stoner/doom , and Metalhead in general  can appreciate regardless of what wave they are more inclined to. This demo honestly will put you in a doom trance as long as you can handle it. I will find myself listening to this Demo multiple times and it feeling completely natural and not tiresome. Great demo for a few cold beers in a dark room on a weekend.Ć³n
Review by Paul Caravasi

Friday, December 29, 2017

Nimrod BC.-God of War and Chaos (2017)

Thrash combines the right amount of aggression and technical flair into a virtuoso worshipping demon that is Nimrod BC. If you are having a bad day and wish you could kick the shit out of whoever made it so, this album is quite therapeutic and a good alternative to facing assault charges. The entire album is a mix of insanely thrashing style. Rapidly shifting beats and riffs, and literally bashing the hell out of the listener until his ears bleed. This album is so fkn fast, if you like thrash Metal and you don’t have this album, lie and say you do have it until you can get it, don’t be caught praising Nimrod BC and  not actually have your own copy, get this one. The production of this album is what I consider “Made by the best one for thrash metal, the one and only Bill Metroyer”: clean and powerful. The vocals are fantastic and after few seconds a true fucking heavy riff takes dominion with a bit faster mid tempo. The technical level is high and the form of the song is always catchy. The songs are always long and quite complicated in their riffs. The work done by the drums-bass-guitars is always perfect and quite difficult, awesome guitars solos and some speed metal riffs. Well, I have to stop my review. I can only say: “Buy this fucking album!!” and you are gonna love it for sure. I think this is the true Nimrod Bc peak in songwriting, technique and inspiration. A must for every die hard thrash metal fan. A Killer Album !!!
Review by Paul Caravasi

Valdur-Divine Cessation (2017)

Valdur has a hateful fire burning up inside of them and violently crafted an evil, this is a crucial album into the underground world of extreme metal. Possessing a threatening brutal Black/death sound, the listener is feeling no hope escaping their body as if they're watching their blood pour down a plug hole. Most of the guitar riffs we encounter are of the death metal variety but are crushed and almost deformed by an overwhelming amount of nasty, waspy and have this violent creation taking form before us. This album is brutal as fuck, this is an unrelenting  demon of an album; inducing the listener into a strange demonic path. As I said, the songs on this album fit together perfectly but keeps the listener on edge the entire time, thanks to the drum tempo changing around a lot and unusual riff patterns (typical Black/death metal behaviour). This band should be in the collection of extreme metal collectors everywhere.
Review by Paul Caravasi

Mudra-One Look Beyond (2017)

Mudra from peru is essentially a new band, a terriffic lineup fresh and vital. A quality modern thrash. The riffs are thick and fkn brutal, like i said before, well suited to the modern thrash approach.The entire album kills. "Brutal Genocide" is as brutal as it can get and that solo there is pure class and it hits you like a brick wall with its inhumane speed and brutality. Steve Montenegro snarls his way through in the most inhumane way and the riffs are as heavy as a ton of bricks. Solos really do the job. I doubt any thrash album can be disappointed with this. "One Look Beyond" is a incredible lesson in thrash the Mudra way. The entire album is worth hearing !!
Review by Paul Caravasi

Demon Head-Thunder on the Fields (2017)

The Cassette opens with an awesome track and maintains the high quality level right to the end. The music is very varied both in tempo and intensity which makes the whole experience very interesting. The drums have this groovy feel to them and the guitar work is impressive. Not only the riffs but also the lead work delivered is amazing. “We are Burning” and “Thunder on the fields",  also the vocals work very well. He has a great tone and I enjoy his singing.The bass has leading parts in several songs, so in conclusion every member really does a good job. Combining this with seven great tracks and you got a really unique and interesting album. If you're a fan of NWOBHM,this is Very recommendable.
Review by Paul Caravasi

Kriegszittern/Minenfeld (Split Cassette 2017)

Kriegszittern: Dark, brutal and Heavy. Three characteristics are present on this band, each song is a gem in its own right; there are no fillers. The guitars are vicious; they come through clearly but without having the sound of being overproduced. The riffs in each song are numerous and varied, but they meld together almost perfectly, there is hardly an awkward moment throughout this cassette.  Killer riffs, they never get old. The drumming ranges from standard time keeping to interesting double bass patterns and relentless blast beats. The bass drum isn’t too loud, but sometimes it isn’t that audible either. With the intense riffing going on and how well the snare fits in with the songs however, I hardly notice that. The songs are still fun to listen to, head banging atmospheric death metal tracks with killer solos and demonic vocals. this band is eerie and heavy.
Minenfeld: The best way to describe the overall sound of this band is a mix of Dismember, the rhythmic focus of Suffocation, Morpheus, and the extreme thrash and grindcore bands of the early 90's. This mixture serves as an interesting feature of the cassette, with raw vocals adding to the charm, makes this an easy band to listen to. The obvious blast beats and up tempo parts are always present to break the mid-paced, gore parts and add the deserved speed. This is a good piece of old school raw death metal.
Review by Paul Caravasi