Album Review HYADES The Wolves Are Getting Hungry

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HYADES “The Wolves Are Getting Hungry”

Punishment 18 Records

According to Metal Archives, this band is been active since 1996, features members of S.R.L. (Società a Responsabilità Limitata) and it’s already their fourth album.

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Album Review ANATOMY OF I Substratum

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ANATOMY OF I “Substratum”

Punishment 18 Records

As a fan of Chuck Schuldiner and DEATH, I’m always looking for traces of his musical heritage in metal bands around the globe. Of course there are some copycats that make me sick and it doesn’t worth to mention, but from time to time there come some authentic gems from unexpected places.

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Album Review RAGING DEATH

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RAGING DEATH “Raging Death”

Punishment 18 Records

I can’t remember the last time I reviewed a thrash metal band from Poland. For those who think that the only metal genre coming from this country is death/black metal, here we have an excellent example of aggressive thrash metal forged in blood and violence.

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Album Review BLOODROCUTED Disaster Strikes Back

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BLOODROCUTED “Disaster Strikes Back”

Punishment 18 Records

Coming from Belgium, these young thrashers released a very decent second full length album full of fast guitar riffs, and full of elements from the most traditional side of the genre.

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Album Review RUNNING DEATH Overdrive

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RUNNING DEATH “Overdrive”

Punishment 18 Records

Well, this is another thrash metal band coming from Germany, and yes: it sounds excellent. After a couple of EP’s and a demo, these Bavarian guys released a debut album full of solid structures of thrash metal, progressive metal and touches of hardcore music.

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Album Review INFERNAL DEATH Call to War

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INFERNAL DEATH “Call to War”

Punishment 18 Records

Don’t confuse this Danish entity with other five that share the same name. This is supposed to be one of the oldest death metal bands from that area and features members from Deadflesh, Saturnus, Dominus, etc . What I have here is the return of the band after more than 20 years.

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CHRONOSPHERE Embracing Oblivion Review

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CHRONOSPHERE “Embracing Oblivion”

Punishment 18 Records

For some strange reason, this young band from Greece reminds me for moments the Russian legend ASPID. Yep, and here we go with another young thrash metal band recovering old sounds and old glories of the genre.

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DEFACED CREATION Serenity in Chaos Review

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DEFACED CREATION “Serenity in Chaos”

Punishment 18 Records

This is one of those jewels of death metal genre which was lost in time for a long period. Coming from Sweden, these guys released several EP’s and Split productions, before they recorded the debut album in 1999.

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DEATHRAGE Down in the Depth of Sickness Review

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DEATHRAGE “Down in the Depth of Sickness”

Punishment 18 Records

This is another piece of Italian history made rusty and solid metal. Coming from Milan, these guys were active in mid 80’s, and released a couple of crude demos and two full length albums before they disbanded. Actually, I really hear more a punk band than a primitive metal band.

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WOSLOM Time to Rise Review 2

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WOSLOM “Time to Rise”

Punishment 18 Records

Woslom born in the year 1997 and since its inception decided to play thrash metal. Maybe in the year the band was born, this type of music was not as popular, but in 2014 they are still playing the style in which they were born no matter what the media thinks.

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