Tag Archives: Black/Thrash Metal

Tribulation – Chalice of Unlight (2021)

Release date: March 2nd, 2021
Label: Southern Blaze

Well good to hear some new material from this black horde as they released a full length last year which was basically all their previous works.

So here we have a three track EP and from Chalice of Unlight, this has a very heavy hard pounding feel in the beginning then the riffage gets a bit faster as the drive builds and the vocals here are crystal clear and I mean you can understand what the message is but as it goes it gets in depth I would say so not a bad opener.

An Empire of Total Dark comes in with killer guitar vibe as it rolls on, and it gets more interesting as it goes as the lyrics here are blasphemic as you would expect and the speed comes in as well near the end so not bad which leads into …And Our War Against Light Will Be Won which comes out blazing compared to what has been heard but this breaks down to a slower and dark feeling as it goes and just gets more dreary as it fades off in the end.

Not a bad release as the title track for me is the highlight here, and not really black thrash to be honest but good at what they deliver here as if you have listened to this bands material from the past they have different approaches to their music so you never know what will get but give it a chance you might like it.

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Tenebrosidad – La última palabra será de Satanás (2020)

Release date: November 4th, 2020
Label: Sepulcro Prod./ Narcoleptica Productions/ Nocturnal Silence

Some Black Thrash from a one man band, Boris to be exact, and this being his first release, I might say it has a powerful punch to kick your ass! this is being released world wide by the Russian label Narcoleptica Productions in May as I read so I tell you it made an impact.

Five tracks on here and El ritual de la tenebrosidad being a instrumental this pretty much shows what to expect, real catchy riffs and when the fast shit comes in get ready for a skull crushing party as this delivers and has a raw production that makes it even more in your face as it should be.

As the title track La última palabra será de Satanás comes in here we get what this maniacs vocals sound like and they are right on and the track is blazing, some serious head bashing material here that will have your blood flowing and the slaughter continues on Nadie recordará a los falsos and just by the title you can understand what the hell is represented here pure aggression at its finest! a killer lead in here that blew my mind, a crusher for sure.

Maestro de la luz, is a bit different as the vocals stand out here and you can here the anger as this flows through, its fucking sick! but what comes on La desesperación es maldita is an onslaught of full power to kill the weak, everything previously heard all comes to a tilt here, this track is a gem to end this release and the lead on here will drill you and even the bass stands out!

I say get this if you like aggressive in your face metal, one of the best solo projects of the year! keep it up Boris!

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Demoniac – So It Goes (2020)

Release date: October 2020
Label: Dissonant Death Records/Suicide Records/Edged Circle Productions

As by now the whole world has heard this and many positive reviews have been published on this release, as a fan from the first release I will admit the band which I thought was inactive after this long break but this new one was a splendid surprise as it takes the band to a whole new level.

From the opening crack of RSV – Fools Coincidence – Testigo, the band is saying we are back with a vengeance as this track will drill you, for fast shit this doesn’t get any better as the lyrics are sung in Spanish and English even adds to it. The Trap is just as blazing but the lyrics are what got me even better as I can relate to what they are saying, good shit!

Extraviado, oh yeah this a take on an old song and with that superb clarinet that is featured here, some might say no but for me its a blessing as it adds new dimension to the music and shows the band has balls to put this out so a salute to them for doing this.

Equilibrio Fatal gets us back to the more thrash part of things and one thing you see here is the band can bring out all kinds of goods that fit just right this shit was meant to open your ass up to what can be done, hell I been listening to thrash metal since the eighties and this is some impressive shit! love the way you can hear all the instruments, great production on here!

To the closer and final and title So It Goes and almost 20 minutes long, this some will say to long but just listen to this and it wont seem that way as it was written, such a masterpiece way that this will go down as a classic as it the beginning with that smooth feeling to it but then it goes into full bloom and after is something you need to here cause the band shines on here.

Demoniac has put out one of the best albums when it comes to this genre, a true brain crushing release that shows the world what the Chilean metal scene has to offer.

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Best 20 of 2020

Well after a shit year the only good thing was there was plenty of great releases put out and here are my picks and it wasn’t easy, but Orion for me took the honor just a classic album of pure death thrash but this list has black metal, death metal, death/thrash black/thrash all that good shit!

I basically gathered the best full lengths, EP, Splits and demos, you may ask why I praised some demos in my reviews but didn’t make the list, well maybe how many tracks featured or it was the bands first effort but if you get mentioned here take it as a compliment as I only list bands that I see potential in and get an honorable mention like Hell Possession, Ashakk Xul, Deconsekrated, To Death, etc. and some stuff I can’t even get like the full length from Ares Kult and even contacted the band but told me the label has the rights to the release and can’t even buy a digital copy, pretty fucking sad if that’s the case.

This list was made from what bands sent me and what I could gather on my own as there is a wave of bands out there and I just can’t get to it all, if you have something you think I should listen to just let me know its that simple.
At the bottom is a video of a track from each release so 21 as a split made the cut, cheers!

The List:

Orion – Mysterivm Cosmographicvm
(Iron, Blood and Death Corporation)

Invocation  -Attunement to Death
(Iron Bonehead Productions)

Funeralis – Gateways to Esoteric Light
(Schattenkult Produktionen)

Antagonyze – Echoes from Soul
(Independent/Infernal South Productions)

Oldeath – Rise from Majestic Darkness
(Oratorivm Records/Black Legion Records)

Attacker Bloody Axe – The Axe of Evil Shall Prevail!!!
(Electric Eyes Records)

Thirsty Demon – Unconscious Suicide
(Dissonant Death Records)

1879 – Sangre Barbarie y Honor

Violent Scum – Ornaments of Bloodshed

Cortejo Fúnebre – Profano
(Infernal Death Productions)

Hostile Faith – Last Remnants of Life
(Neptunian Records/Life After Death)

Hexerei/Cold Darkness – Hexed Winds of Darkness (Split)
(Infernal Death Productions)

Detest – Sacred Revelation

Darkspell – Into the Darkness
(ThreeMetal Forces Distro)

Invincible Force – Decomposed Sacramentum
(Dark Descent Records)

Gates of Tyrant – Vortex Towards Death
(Putrid Cult/Apocalyptic Productions)

Xalpen – Sawken Xo’on
(Morbid Skull Records/Nigredo Records)

Ominovs – Demo MMXX
(Putrid Prods.)

Indoctrinate – Antilogos: Arcane Transmutation in the Temple of Flesh
(Unholy Prophecies)

Sempiternal – Legiones del Sepulcro
(Messiah of Evil Records/Thanatology Productions)

Thermonuclear Devastation – Worshipper of Darkness (2020)

Thermonuclear Devastation
Release date: September 21st, 2020
Label: Burning Coffin Records

A new Black Thrash outfit with their first effort and this 6 track EP should please anybody that is into this kind of stuff.

I gave this a few listens and this is some killer shit but the only thing that kind of bothered me was the production as the vocals are over powered by the music and I get a feeling these tracks where recorded in a live studio session from what I hear.

But it destroys from the beginning of Worshipper of Darkness as this storms right in as the band is set to kill, fast paced with some righteous lead thrown in and the onslaught continues on Midnight Aggressor, as this rips as it has a heavy pounding vibe in it, this is in for the kill no doubt some really good material up to this point.

Self-destructive Instinct is a bit different with a more mid pace attack at the start its heavy no doubt but it gets better as half way through a break comes in and then it fucking goes on a all out full assault but then calms down to ease your senses, so not a bad number at all.

So we get back to the blood churning on Feathered Necromancer (Vultur Gryphus) as this smashes from the start but a break comes in but after that it really got even better as this part with a smoking lead comes in as it ends into oblivion and right into Hateful Revenge and with a title like that you would know what to expect, this will crush the weak, one of the most powerful tracks on here that will leave you floored.

And the closer Horde’s Wrath is another smasher this holds no punches back, straight out in your face with nothing to lose, its heavy as fuck! a great closer to this first effort.

In closing this is some well written compositions and if you don’t mind that the vocals could of been recorded a bit higher this is a keeper and I’m sure will hear more from the band in the near future.

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Attacker Bloody Axe – The Axe of Evil Shall Prevail!!! (2020)

Attacker Bloody Axe
Release date: July 28th, 2020
Label: Electric Eyes Records

So it’s been a long time since we heard from the band and this comes to light and I will admit that I have been a fan forever
but are they back for real or is this release just something to keep the name of the band alive?

Who knows but this release should fill the needs of fans of the band as the sound is still there that we have to love and grown.

After a short intro it goes into The Wolf which you can hear what band has been putting out in the past and with perfect form as it has a very old school vibe to open and when the vocals come in you know its them as the trademark vocal style is there and the track is pounding as it should be with great character, a very good opener that’s solid as can be.

And with a machine gun snare drum that sets the tone on Ancient Black Menace, this track comes right at you with a slight break this has a good drive and the production on here is quite excellent as the bass is heard perfectly so a good number but for me this next track The Axe on Higth is one of the highlights on here, as this really catchy riff opens up and then it lights up with a superb vibe to it and the vocals are supreme and even with a minor break its still pounding heavy as the lead comes in and then fades to glory.

Well things really change on Putrid Smell of Cementery as this is more on a slower tempo and it kind of drags but there must be which goes with the title and a nice lead on here that saved it for me.

I will just say after this, the remaining three tracks are back to full force and they all will crush you as they all have that signature sound we all love.

For me this was worth the wait, the only complain is its very short only a bit over 25 minutes, I just hope this isn’t the last time we hear from the band as the break was way too long.

Hell Possession – Phantom Aggressor (2020)

Hell Possession
Release date: October 31st, 2020
Label: Independent

Was surprised when the news came that Hell Possession was back after a few years of not being on the map, but the way this has been promoted sounded like they were out to destroy even more now with a new line up.

This just being a two track single with an intro, as we go into Poltergeist, and with heavy bass line to start but then right into a frenzy of madness as this is out to take no prisoners, heavy pounding drums with lightning guitar riffs and blazing leads, a very impressive track with all the elements required.

For me Lord of Hate is the track that stands out more as it comes at you at full force, this is a beat down in the most positive way, a total shredder! a meek break where you can hear the pounding bass then roars back with some great leads, solid stuff.

So now we just have to wait for the full length as this has my approval.

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Invincible Force – Decomposed Sacramentum (2020)

Invincible Force
Release date: October 22nd, 2020
Label: Dark Descent Records

Well the wait is over after the bands brilliant debut here we have this long awaited second slab.

The band has definitely matured since the first, this release absolutely crushes!

The chaos is spread out through this with great riffs of catchy shit to please all the fuckers out there, all the tracks have a high intensity to them, nothing new to the genre but it has all the good dose you could want.

There isn’t any standout points on here as they are all there, me being an old school metalhead I had this grin of delight as I listened to this.

This is heavy shit and I highly recommend it as it will crush you!

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Diaböl – Demonomania (2020)

Release date: October 5th, 2020
Label: Hydra Arrows Records

The first demo from this one man Black Thrash act, Four tracks of filthy mean in your face metal!

You can tell what your in for just by the title of the first track Sodomiza en el nombre de satanás and the vocals are sick just like they should be and the lyrical content is just perfect as they go just right with this, lots of anger with some killer leads thrown in and the backing vocals, good shit!

More sickness on Gargolas as this has the drive and straight to the point, with the killer chorus but it goes quick as this one is short but still dig it.

93 mantras blasfemos, probably my favorite track on here as the background moaning adds this fucking great feel to it as goes into chaos and a insane drive that just drills you straight on!

The closer Rockandroll is the Master of Sin is the only track sung in English and the vocals sound the same as before and its short but sweet total aggression at full speed, am excellent closer.

This is only for maniacs that like shit like Devil’s Poison, Speedböozer etc. I highly recommend it and hope more is in the near future.

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Fusilated – Preso En El Holocausto (2020)

Release Date: Sept.26 2020
Label: Independent

Something new Black Thrash from this young trio from Chillan, they released a full length earlier this year, you might want to check out but lets get to this demo.

Only two tracks and sung in Spanish and here we see the progress of the band you could say as both these tracks are powerful in all aspects as the first one Inconsecuencia goes for the throat right from the start, a real headbanger here and production sounds more thicker on here than on the album.

Preso En El Holocausto, now here is total killer this starts out fast as hell but there are some great hooks as it goes along, and it really gets good when it breaks down and the part the bass guitar shines on was really impressive and then returns to an all out assault to finish it off.

Excellent demo that shows the band growing in a positive way as both these tracks are well written.

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