Skeleton – Skeleton

As I progress through this weird journey that is metal fandom, I’ve increasingly found my enthusiasm for lengthy records fading. Sure, every once in a while a two hour behemoth of an album will keep me enthralled from start to finish (go listen to Paysage d’Hiver’s latest revelation for a…

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Municipal Waste – The Last Rager

During last week’s review of the latest Toxic Holocaust record, I got to thinking a lot about the newest wave of thrash bands that came out around the same time. They all share some characteristics. There’s a heavy emphasis on feeling and no fear about getting a little silly with…

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Release Day Roundup – 4/19/19

Each month, we always seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to our Editors’ Picks column: Friday release days open the floodgates and unleash a seemingly endless stream of quality new music. But while some of our Editors and Contributors sit down gleefully each week to dive into this newly stocked treasure…

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Iron Reagan/Gatecreeper – Split

Death and thrash metal are really the most related subgenres metalheads like. The two grew up together like siblings, being related to each other but with enough slight differences between them that they are each individual in their own ways. Now that the two genres are a bit older, they’ve…