Album Review: Gruesome – Savage Land

Posted by on May Sat, 2015 in Album Review, Death Metal, New Releases, Thrash

Album Review: Gruesome – Savage Land

Gruesome, comprised of members of Exhumed, Possessed, Malevolent Creation and Dekerta, is a flashback to early death metal. Their debut album Savage Land  recaptures the heavy thrash influence, distinguished growled vocals, and even the gory album art that characterized the first wave of death metal. The drumming and riffing styles are lightning speed shredfests, all overlapped by the furious roar of Matt Harvey (Exhumed, Repulsion). Slower tempos erupt into fast-paced fury, perfect  for breakneck-speed, whiplash … read...

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Concert Review: Hellfest 2014

Posted by on Jun Sat, 2014 in Black Metal, Concert Review, Death Metal, Folk Metal, Grind, Melodic Death Metal, Punk, Stoner Metal, Thrash

Concert Review: Hellfest 2014

For three days a year, the sleepy little town of Clisson in the French countryside is completely invaded by metalheads from all over the world. This is Hellfest, a metal festival that exploded from obscure beginnings to a world renowned event. This was my first time attending, but definitely not the last. My perception of music, society, and even time itself is irreversibly altered. Here’s why: 1. The Stages The mainstages were reserved for the … read...

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