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Hail Satan – Rad Metal EP Review and Interview

Just the name alone, Rad Metal by Hail Satan, is enough to tell you exactly what the fuck you're in for with this EP. That, being super party, good times focused thrash/speed metal nastiness. Rad Metal is almost a battle cry belched into... Continue Reading →

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Exploration: Grinder – Dawn for the Living (1988)

Germany has given us an insurmountable amount of just fucking killer, and often classic, thrash and speed metal bands over the past thirty plus years so it's no surprise that some bands would slip through the Teutonic cracks and falling... Continue Reading →

Hellripper – Complete and Total Fucking Mayhem (2016)

Hellripper literally came ripping out of nowhere with their debut album this year and instantly put all the retro black/thrash/speed bands to shame in one fell swoop. Mostly due to the fact that the music is so unrelentingly captivating and... Continue Reading →

Holy Moses – Finished with the Dogs (1987)

After putting on Holy Moses you'd think you'd have just heard a new era thrash band. "Sounds a lot like Municipal Waste, Black Breath, or Power Trip." Now here comes the (unsurprising) kicker... Finished with the Dogs came out in 1987. WAY... Continue Reading →

Cacophony – Speed Metal Symphony (1987)

I've never been a fan of those highly technical, neoclassical, flashy guitar virtuosos like Yngwie or Joe Satriani or anybody that makes up the tour of G3 that seems to only attract button down flame shirted Guitar Center techs with... Continue Reading →

Demona – Metal Through the Time (2012)

I'm not sure how this got into my folder of unexplored metal but for some reason it stuck out at me today when I was perusing the older files in there so I put it on unheard. I wasn't sure... Continue Reading →

Helloween – Walls of Jericho (1985)

When it comes to Helloween I've always maintained that all you really need are the two Keeper of the Seven Keys albums. Those, in my opinion, are the template for power metal. I've heard some of the albums after those two but... Continue Reading →

Wardance – Heaven is for Sale (1990)

Two coincidental things are happening this week. 1: Banger TV is doing an episode on Speed Metal today. 2: My buddy Ben shared some music with me. Amongst that music was a band called Wardance which Metal Archives has labeled... Continue Reading →

Holy Martyr – Still At War (2007)

I saw today that Holy Martyr has a new album out and I thought, "that bad seems familiar to me somehow." It's not in my library anywhere. Low and behold their first album has been sitting in my "to listen to"... Continue Reading →

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