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Metatrone: "Eucharismetal" CD CD March 2016 Rockshots records. Italian Heavy Metal/ Prog band. I received this brilliant album recently so you probably read about it somewhere.. At first I was a bit sceptical as the cover very digital made reminded me some early 90's cover Techo bands used to get Metal people to buy their album (I know some people who did ) 12 tracks with two bonuses to explode your ears. YOu must love the keyboards as it's taking a whole place here. The band call itself Christian Metal (although to me it has no sense) the fact they are singing with bibliotical lyrics. The most important is the music and there is no religion in music just pure amazing melodies and kick ass tempos. The band is really pushing to get people loving them by singin in Italian as English mixing some Thrashy riffs and even "growls" but mostly it is very melodic and well worked. IF you love DreamTheater, Deep purple, Epica, .. strong 80's pop influence, Amaranthe... 100/100


Denial:"No Comment" CD 2016 Heaven and Hell Records. USA Thrash Metal. this brilliant album is beeing repressed so get your hand on this! Those kind of bands always disappear to early but hey guess what one of the early 90's greatest album is here. YOu like to mosh to thrash this is for you! for the fans of Atrophy, Reanimator, Dark Angel (the first) , but also kick ass tunes reminding Anthrax, Metallica, Vio-lence, Heathen... a package with never seen phootages, bonuses and great design it is xmasbefore it comes so go on jump on it 98/100


Acidity:"into the lies" Digital album 2016 Nightbreaker productions. Italian Thrash Metal. The band after many line up changes since they started few years ago had to change the name twice and are now spreading their venom for good! This is powerfull thrash you will love and to give you the reasons why is simple, moshing tunes kick ass thrashing straight to the point in your face.. well so cool! For the fans of Gothic Slam, Panic, Exodus, Sepultura... well this is mosh 100/100


Crawl: "the crockford flies" MCD 2016. Canadian Heavy Rock brings us five awesome songs that kick your butt. Getting much exposure in their country and have toured europe, they have gained a great musicianship and will be loved by all rock and Metal people. The guitar sound is so heavy like Doom with such a groovy melodies, a clear yet explosive voice that might be touching stoner sometimes. Mixing many influences from thrash to Gothic at some point. Those are just influences that pop into my mind although this is pure rock, they manage to get different music style into one. Reason why you will love this mini LP. I have listened to it many times cos its brilliant and just real fukin rock like it used to be and always should be. This is not hollywood bubble gum crap it's fukin rock so rock it 100/100


Cadaveria/Necrodeath: "Mondoscuro" CD 2016 Blacktears Records Italy. Two known bands from Italy decided to mix their music and enjoy themselves covering some cool tunes. Each singing and playing the songs of the other and sharing together the songs. Six cool tracks in a Black Metal/Thrashin way even covering some Type o Negative and a special very known song... The whole is just a pleasure for the maniacs who love those bands and want to taste a different view. You will like it if you like those bands so get on that crazyness and mosh 95/100


Droid: "Disconnected" CD 2016 Nightbreaker Productions. Canada Heavy/ Thrash band released their album last year as LP and is now repressed as a CD for gaining more fans of pure great music. The band is playing some great old tunes that moshes you down. Reminding Coroner, Voivod, Mekong Delta...a raw sound with real passion and powerfull riffs. I mus say I feel like getting back in time and it feels good. Get their album right now 100/100

final fright

Final fright:"Artificial Perfection" CD Nightbreaker Productions. Italy Thrash Metal band started few years ago and with line up changes and few demos are finally set to have their first album out. Nine tracks of pure fuking headbanging. Their tunes will remind you the late eighties in the likes of Kreator musically, Vio-lence, Atrophy... the singer has a Heavy voice in the way of Spidkilz ... well a real pleasure to hear. Awesome band that needs exposure so get that awesome album 100/100


Nexcarsis: "Obscure Visions of the dark" CD 2015 Nighbreaker Productions. Brutal Death Metal with fast drumming. In the vein of Cannibal Corpse and else for the maniacs of the genre 90/100

mikem milandedic

Mike Milan Medic: self titled 5trx CD self produced. Available on CD baby a Canadian guitar shredder who speaks with his guitar. A beautiful piece for the fans of the instrument. For the fans of Malmsteen and George lynch I can hear a slight touch of Satriani for the melodies and fast leaks from Friedman but those are just my way of getting you interested. Honestly this will speak to all the minded Guitar lovers who dream and dance with emotion that guy can give you. Shredding is not always fast scales it has grooves too and you will find it here . Not to be missed 100/100


Zix: "Tides of the final war" CD 28th October 2016 Pure Steel Records. Heavy Metal band from Libanon. A lovely lady 's voice and many great guest musicians making this album one of the best to come this autumn. Sometimes reminding Hysterica 's singer, having the roots of Led Zep or Black Sabbath ..Their first album was done four years ago! An awesome work from the states as Germny that makes it perfect for the ears. The amazing performance is shared with Tony Martin, Blaze Bayley, Ross the boss... a pure masterpiece! Voted best album by Metal Zone Prod.666

Rod Sacred

Rod Sacred: "submission" CD 21th October 2016 Pure Steel Records. Italy Hard rock/ Heavy Metal band. Started in the early eighties their music is bleeding those great years of Metal! This album is a mix of remastered songs with brand new ones giving you a good reason to own one of their album if you haven't yet. The cover is really underground and it fits quite well the music . Musically it's a pleasure for the ears reminding sometimes Y&T, Survivor, Tesla, The Scorpions, first Iron Maiden melodies... 16 tracks of pure greatness so get it now 100/100

Iron Curtains

Iron Curtains:"Guilty as charged" CD 14th October 2016 Pure Steel Records. Spanish Heavy Metal band. Wow it's amazing how this band is bringing the cool old Accept mixed with Motorhead! Kick ass riffs with sometimes the '83 Maiden or Metallica tunes. A powerfull straight into your face songs that will mosh you down. Just brilliant Lemmy would be proud Heavy as fuck 100/100


Legion: "War Beast" CD 30th September 2016 Pure Steel records. USA Heavy Metal band. From the firs note you get addicted and possessed. Melodies fast rythms and high pitch vocals kicking your heart so hard you just want to headbang like mad. The cover is just awesome and set the band on the high tops of Metal. Another brilliant band that reaches those legends. A powerfull mix reminding Manowar "kings.." You won't get a rest has it blast of good riffs and never let you down. One of September's best album for fans of Mercyful Fates, Judas Priest, Georges Lynch... Voted best album by Metal Zone Prod.666 100/100

Metal Witch

Metal Witch: "Tales from the underground" CD 7th October 2016 Iron Shield Records. Germany Heavy Metal band. This is raw and kicking perfect for live shows to mosh and have fun. A harsh voice in the vein of UDO mixed late Lemmy after few drinks and smokes..a bit of Rogue Male, DAD.. it's amazing that band has been here from the early 80's and have few albums and few hard years in between. They are still kicking and pounding the Metal under their belt. Straight to the point hard and heavy tunes, this will get you revive if you felt depressed 98/100

Ichabod Krane

Ichabod Krane: "Beyond Eternity" CD 14th October 2016 Pure Steel Records. USA Heavy Metal band. Well I have reviewed their first album two years ago. The band is getting better while keeping their way through heaviness. A great cover describing the music quite well since it will light up your day and warm your heart with powerfull riffs and high pitch vocals. Influences spitting are Dokken, Paragon, Seventh Calling, King Diamond, Saxon, Agent Steel, Dio... this is pure Heavy Metal! Get that album now or you'll get burnt 100/100


Ancillotti: "Strike Back" CD 16th September 2016 Pure Steel Records. Italian Heavy Metal band. For those who read my site you will remember I have given a "best album" award to their first album that was blowing. They are back with yet a great album a bit softer in the creations but still explosive. If their Georges Lynch Dokken style is still spitting in your ears for the solos, the vocals as the riffs has sometimes got in different way. Reminding sometimes Warrant's balad and although the cover is agressive I guess the band has evolved in the way of composing and simply got life changes.They will maybe gain more chicks at their show who knows.. it's a great album filled with 12 songs that kick and sometimes slow down a bit and finish with a powerfull double bass Heavy Metal kicking song, follow this band ther are for sure a great band who get Metal still kicking 98/100


Extirpation: "Wings of Decadence" CD 2016 Nightbreaker Productions. Italy Thrash Metal Band. Back to the days when Thrash became Black Metal , they are influences by those bands such as Messiah mostly with the sharky voice, certainly by Kreator and fast tempo bands. For the underground fans who follow those bands they will find LPs with split bands from Brazil etc.. if you like the raw way that kick your brain this is for you.80/100


Abduction: "From Uranus to your anus" CD 2016 Nightbreaker Productions. Italy Thrash Crossover band. First a one man project turned into a band. From the cover to the title of the album you got the picture. This is fun moshing no brainer straight in your butt tunes. For the fans of Pittyful reign, Linch King, Nuclear Assault, DRI...have lots of fun drinking beer and moshing your room. It's good to see young bands still playing those funy tunes that reminds the good all days 98/100

Cryptic Shift

Cryptic Shift:"Beyond the celestial realms" MCD 2016 Nightbreaker productions. Italian Death Thrash band. the cover should get your attention as the color is generally positive. This is powerfull with beattin drums and fast riffs. It sometimes reminds me Pestilence great album of the 90's, tech from Atheist and Death that brings a little piece while the rest is much straight to the point with great heavy Thrash riffs. They intend to blow your mind and I think this will does a lot. A great combination and view to the live date they shared with the greatest bands they are for sure getting attention. wishing them great futur 98/100

Orgistric pleasure

Orgistric pleasure: "Manifest barbarico" Digital 2014 Nightbreaker productions. Italy Black Metal band. Not sure if the label forgot something on the bio or it's just to sell this band's album that state is from 2014. If the cover got my attention as although it's black and white the idea of Metalheads made me think it could be Heavy Metal but it's not. Obviously they just want to express the long hair leather bad guys type. This is unusual as they sing in their language but it doesn't really affect the music it's just deep down Black Metal music with fast tempos and raw sound. This is for the maniacs who like those old type bands 80/100


Tyron: "Rebels shall conquer" CD 4th November 2016 Iron Shield Records. German Thrash Metal band. After changing their name while having recorded albums , they decided to change with a new line up and so the musical direction too. Very heavy getting influences from early Thrash going from Testatment to Metallica with touches from Sanctuary, flotsam 'newsted bass sound, Metal Church, and some might ear others influences too. The guitar riff is as heavy as Seventh 's calling taking those kick ass tunes do the bones and getting you headbanging like crazy. A strong design for the cover with a small pentagram and a nice logo. Recorded in Sodom studio they surely get noticed. It has emotion and power to reach a wide audience so please check 'em out!!! 95/100


Terrifier: "Weapons of Thrash Destruction" CD January 2017 Test your Metal Records. Canadian Thrash Metal. Back to the mighty 80's the band brings us some pure awesome pleasure we love so much. The cover as the band's name just hit your head, this is great tunes to blow your mind. A must have album in your collection. Speed , power kick in your butt the receipt is here . You will mosh 'till dawn. Mixing funny lyrics as Tankard about beer, influenced riffs from German as US mighty bands : Kreator, Deceased, Exodus, Heathen, Sodom, Testament, Megadeth, Destruction... you've been warned it is the best album you will hear this new year voted best album by Metal Zone Prod.666 100/100

Blake's Vengeance

Blake's Vengeance: "self titled" MCD 21st October 2016 Defense Records. Italy Heavy Thrash Metal band. Very good band with a nice 4 trx Ep. Reminding me Death Angel third album with that edge of Heavy melodic vocals sometimes in the vein of Mike Paton. Double guitar licks kinda Maiden giving a nice touch of melodies and enjoyement that will please everybody. A bit of 80's touch in the overall just perfect to get it into your head for long. Sometimes they have those rythms broken like Coroner that gives a little tech to it. For sure this band will make great albums in the futur and so get very known. This is brilliant check'em out 99/100

Fuck Off And Die

F.O.A.D(fuck off and Die):"Birth of Extenxion" 25th November 2016 Defense Records. Sweden Thrash Metal band. Started in the mid 80's the band released a demo in 2014 to finally get a deal with an album in 2016 as Tape. This time the album gets the demo in a whole package so you might want to get it if you know the band or just want the kick ass full power the band has been playing for long. The first track has that Nailbomb kick ass power with strong punk sound and solos reminding Motorhead. Fast guitars and heavy riffs that catch you straight from the start and will get you moshing like mad. The movies excerts at the beginning of the songs reminds the 80's Thrash band as Hardcore ones. It's explosive sometimes closed to The exploited, DRI... the crazyness of Nuclear Assault, SOD, and so on this is not for little boys. It's dirty it's heavy it's fast it's killing go on blow your ears 90/100

Infatuation of Death

Infatuation of Death:"Code of Empiety" Digipack CD October 2016 Defense Records. Poland Death Metal. The logo is pretty hard to understand and gets straight to the point. An album with a video as bonus. The tracks that gives it's name to the album has a start in the vein of Morbid Angel with some great melodies with guitars and then the voice coming reminding Pestilence, this is an excellent album that will get all the 90's maniacs worshiping the band. Musicians from diverse bands Anima Damnata, Morowe, Dira Mortis and Nuclear Vomit... Some great Thrash riffs reminding the first album of Malevolent Creation. A beautiful piece to own for all the true Death Metal maniacs outhere 100/100


Iscariota:"The fallen Kingdom " CD August 2017 Defense Records. Poland Heavy Metal band. Started in 1990 as a melodic Death Metal band they finally changed to Heavy Metal pretty fast. This album is a mix of Heavy and Thrash as PowerMetal giving the band a much more actual sound. Singing in their language with powerfull double drums and heavy riffs adding keyboards to the package they will for sure attrack most of the Metal heads that love those new mixes in festivals. The band has already a great history of live dates with the biggest bands in Metal. Keeping their Death Metal with fast beats and pounding drum parts. Some melodic male voices and melodic solos ... a big musician work on the creation of the songs, their sound is obviously in the air of time so fasten your seat belt it's gonna shake big time 95/100

Diabol borutas

Diabol borutas:"Widziadla" CD 11th November 2016 Pure Underground Records. Poland Folk Metal band. The cover design pretty much describe the music. It's a dancing heavy moshing album with those flutes and melodies that will get you all shaking your butty. Singing in their language the music takes another dimension imaging a big fire with all the people enjoying themselves . This is excellentand certainly opens another view of the music to the ones who don't know that kind of music. 12 songs of pure pleasure to ligthen your day and get your friends joining to party for long. take the ride to the ancient times 100/100


Satarial: "Blessed Brigit" CD 2016 Symbol Of Domination Prod. Russian Pagan Black Metal band. ALbum recorded in the states and mixing different languages in the lyrics such as Welsh, English, witchcraft or vulgar Latin, Russian . At some points reminding the first Dimmu Borgir or operaXI with a strong feel of mystical soul. You get swallowed into another dimension. The power is led by this folkish spirit kinda invoking those legends into magic. It's not the typical Black Metal band we used to hear. If they have the touch of the blend this album has a special grasp to your ears. The broken voice pushed from the deep of the throat, a drummer who surely drive the beast pretty well and gives the band that complete strength. They are touring Europe and will gain many fans even though you are not into Black Metal you might like enchantment that will capture your soul for a moment 95/100


SenarioII: "A new Dawn" CD 17th Februray 2017 Hysteria Music . Netherland Symphonic Black Metal band. A band that understood the Metal music from today's sound and gives you a big slap in the head. Melodic female vocals reminding the nice voice from Echoes of Eternity, a growling male voice and thrashing riffs reminding Behemoth. They are flowing around tunes close to Cadaveria or even Satyricon ... but the final mix is a Melodic and Heavy Power Metal that grabs you and won't let you go until you mosh down to your knees. I must say it's an excellent album, mostly cos if you can hear some influences it's well balanced and gives that band a unique sound. 11 tracks of pure pleasure and Metal fans will go crazy believe me. It's beautiful it's powerfull it's one of the best album to come this new year so hold on a little bit and you will buy this pearl like mad 100/100

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