Archive for January, 2012

Lamb of God – Terminally Unique Video

I have been a Lamb of God fan since 2004 and have seen them in concert 4 times, met them twice. They have put out another great CD and this year will belong to Lamb of God. Here is Terminally Unique of their new CD Resolution.

TOOL’s Entire Reno, NV Set Makes It To The Web

Man, oh, man, do I want to fucking see Tool. Just watching this fan-filmed footage of their recent January 14 set in Reno, NV just gets me hyped. Whoever filmed this had great zoom on his camera, so the video is worth watching if you are wondering what Tool is like live. You can find tickets for their current …

Vendetta-Feed the extermination

Massacre 2012 Germany’s Vendetta came out in the late 80’s when thrash was heating up. They knocked out a pair of decent albums and then broke up not too long after that. Fast forward to just a few years ago and they reformed and knocked out “Hate” on 2007. Now they are back again with ten new songs. This is a mix of old school thrash, some classic metal edges and even few layers of more modern metal here and there. Despite hailing from Germany I always felt that Vendetta owed more to the Bay area sound from our shores than they did to the thrash scene from their country. That is still the case as this album has far more Metallica and others than say Kreator, Sodom or any other German thrash act. Where this band excels is in creating some instantly likable and catchy riffs. You start with those and you get the listeners attention and that is a sound approach that works here. Off the top of my head I would say that “Cancer”,”Storage of anger” and “Trust in God” has some of the best main riffs and are prime examples of how this band can capture your attention early on. They don’t hold back and obviously their experience comes into play here and they could sure show some younger bands a thing or too. So if you want driving riffs and solid vocals you get that, but don’t expect Vendetta to go beyond that style. There are not a lot of solos or much of any attempt to progress beyond a limited sound. Maybe I didn’t expect that, but there are a lot thrash bands both young and old playing this style and to get noticed a band probably has to push ahead a little more. This is still a likable album, but not really impressive enough to be anything special.

CD Review: ABIGAIL WILLIAMS Becoming

Without a shred of shame, I will say that I have always enjoyed Abigail Williams. In my days as a Metal DJ up at Uconn, I remember spinning In The Shadow of A Thousand Suns and receiving only positive feedback for doing so. Now I understand that in the context of “true-metal” orthodoxy, anything that …

Lamb of God – King Me Video

This is one of my favorite new songs from Lamb of God’s Resolution. Here is the video.

Lamb of God – The Undertow Video

I have put together another cool video of Lamb of Gods “The Undertow” from their newly released cd Resolution.

Overkill To Enter The Electric Age?

Thrash giants  Overkill are going to release a follow up to 2010′s precious gem Ironbound, which was proof that bands can make a come back after 30 years. Not much as been said yet, but we know it will be released on March 27th and being recorded and mixed at Gain Studios in New Jersey (owned

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