It’s a shame that neither Goodtime Boys nor Self Defense Family manage to stick around for much longer than three minutes, making the record a fleeting one at best. But with both bands gearing-up to release full-lengths in the New Year, Palm Reader Records have succeeded in giving us a tantalising teaser for two records that are both up there with next year’s most eagerly anticipated.
Severance is dominated by incredible sounding guitar work. Heart of a Coward have removed almost all tonality from their riffs, giving the staccatoed thuds a mechanical quality that TesseracT employ so well. Given that TesseracT’s Acle Kahney was present at the recording of these parts it seems unsurprising that the band have absorbed this into their new album. The music, however, is all their own. Ten seconds into opener ‘Monstro’ and the crisp monotone of that guitar sound, complete with minimalist finish, opens into a pummelling riff that instantly gives away the band’s deference to tech and the stunted groove of metalcore.
Awesome #gigphotography of @deafheavenband #glowering (at Birthdays)
REVIEWED: Cold River by Mountain Witch http://www.thrashhits.com/?p=45110 #MountainWitch #ColdRive #Doom #metal #heavymetal #Hamburg #Germany #ThisCharmingMan #ThrashHits
Monster Magnet – Last Patrol. REVIEWED: http://www.thrashhits.com/?p=45100 #monstermagnet #lastpatrol #thrashhits #davewyndorf #newalbum #napalmrecords
Black Flag - not fans of flying insects
REVIEWED: Kataklysm - Waiting For The End To Come http://www.thrashhits.com/?p=44987 #Montreal #Canada #Kataklysm #NuclearBlast #newalbum #review #ThrashHits
Here’s the second column from Adam Graham – the “token white guy” (his words, not ours) in Japanese mosh heroes, FACT. For content, our man in Japan is still banking on Japan being weirder than what you’re used to. It appears to be working. We’re hopeful of plenty more too…
Ashura, the new record from Cyclamen (aka “Hayato Imanishi and friends”) takes a darker tone than their last release - but does it all hang together? http://www.thrashhits.com/?p=44911 #cyclamen #djent #Hayato #Imanishi #HayatoImanishi #thrashhits
REVIEWED: Singularity by Northlane. For fans of #parkwaydrive #austrailia #m0sh #mosh #m0shing #moshing #BLEH #northlane #singularity #thrashhits http://www.thrashhits.com/?p=44812
Yes, apparently today is UK Fungus Day. Yes, we are spuriously hanging a Sunday Spotify Slaylist off of this. No, don’t ask us anymore questions.
Of course, this is really just an excuse for us to put some music by the awesome Fungus on the site. Fungus were a Swedish alt-rock band from about fifteen years ago that no-one other than us really remembers. They were ace.
Vice’s music website offshoot, Noisey, has been running a series called Big Night Out – itself a spin-off of a series of text articles by Clive Martin. It’s pretty much a self-explanatory does-what-it-says-on-the-tin kind of feature: Martin goes on a night out with one niche subculture of the UK club scene. This week it reached the point where our particular stretch of the internet’s moan-pipe was going to burst: this week it was the turn of the metal night.
After we saw a load of people moaning on Twitter, Facebook, and so on, we spotted a perfect opportunity to score some lazy hits from offering up some comment on it – step forward, Hugh Platt…
REVIEWED: the debut self-titled album by Wet Nuns. They’re splitting up; this is their excellent tombstone http://www.thrashhits.com/?p=44811 #wetnuns #sheffield #review #newalbum #ripwetnuns #ThrashHits
REVIEWED: Serpents Unleashed by Skeletonwitch http://www.thrashhits.com/?p=44704 #serpentsunleashed #skeletonwitch #prosthetic #prostheticrecords #newalbum #review #thrashhits