Album Review: Ultra-Violence – Operation Misdirection (Candlelight Records)

Italian thrash metal band Ultra-Violence are set to return on 27th July with their new album ‘Operation Misdirection’ through Candlelight Records. Described by lead vocalist Loris Castiglia as ‘the last chapter of a trilogy we started five years ago with our debut album’, this is their most mature set of songs to date.

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Album Review: Degrave – Degrave (Self Released)

While trends come and go and certain styles seem ephemeral in their passing, thrash metal will never die. Missouri’s Degrave play thrash metal, pushing themselves to break the levels set on their debut ‘Full Tilt’. Their self-titled follow-up will be released on July 27th 2018.

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Album Review: Hellish – The Spectre of Lonely Souls (Unspeakable Axe Records)

Coming out of Santiago, Chile in 2010, Hellish previously made believers out of thrash fans worldwide with their Unspeakable Axe-released debut, Grimoire. Only two years later, the follow-up album called The Spectre of Lonely Souls manages to out-pace and out-riff what came before. It will be released on July 27th via the same label.

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Album Review: Gravewards – Ruinous Ensoulment (Unspeakable Axe Records)

Gravewards’ debut full-length Ruinous Ensoulment is here, and it delivers thoroughly on the promise and the mission statement of their demo. Seven bludgeoning tracks and one intro deep, it will be released on the 27th July 2018 via Unspeakable Axe Records.

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Album Review: Black Fast – Spectre of Ruin (eOne)

There isn’t a single clean passage, moody interlude, orchestral intro, or shoegazing break on Black Fast’s unapologetically destructive third album, Spectre of Ruin. From start to finish, thrash metal fury is the business of Black Fast… and business is very good. The album will be out on July 13th 2018 via eOne.

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Album Review: Armory – The Search (High Roller Records)

Armory are a speed/thrash metal outfit from the city of Gothenburg, originally formed in the late summer of 2012 (out of the ashes of a band called Resurrector). After two demo tapes and the well-regarded debut album called World Peace … Cosmic War (issued via High Roller Records in 2016), they are back with a brand new studio effort called The Search out on July 13th 2018 via High Roller Records.

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Album Review: Eversin – Armageddon Genesi (My Kingdom Music)

Armageddon Genesi is the new album from post-thrash metallers Eversin. Coming as the band reach the apex of their career with their most violent, heavy and furious act ever recorded. Special guests of the album are Ralph Santolla (known for his great work with Deicide but also for his contributions with Death, Obituary and many other bands) and Lee Wollenschlaeger (vocalist in Malevolent Creation). The album will released on June 29th 2018 via My Kingdom Music.

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