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Tuesday, October 14 2014

Revocation: Deathless

Deathless should cement Revocation as one of the top metal bands in the world, if they haven’t already reached such lofty heights on previous releases.


Texas in July: Bloodwork

Texas in July is so lifeless that not even the transfusion of a whole new line-up can revive this corpse.


Friday, January 10 2014

Counterbalance No. 158 Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’

Lashing out the action, returning the reaction. Weak are ripped and torn away. Hypnotizing power, crushing all that cower. The 158th most acclaimed album of all time is here to stay. A 1986 metal landmark is this week's Counterbalance.


Tuesday, July 9 2013

Lesbian: Forestelevision

Heavy metal band Lesbian's third full-length release stands with some of the best progressive metal epics, but could use some cleaner, less murky production to showcase their classical fused into the alloy that is Forestelevision.


Sunday, April 7 2013

Toxic Holocaust: From the Ashes of Nuclear Destruction

Speed Metal slapstick with a nasty bite that will cause many to long for their old Sodom records.


Wednesday, November 2 2011

Megadeth: Th1rt3en

They may not be making headlines with their albums, but Megadeth is still one of the best thrash bands around, and this new album only adds to that reputation.


Thursday, October 27 2011

Revocation: Chaos of Forms

Should this consistent improvement in Revocation’s musical quality keep up for all future albums, they will definitely be one of the most talented bands the Western extreme metal community has ever seen in ages.


Monday, January 10 2011

The Showdown: Blood in the Gears

Now that they've found their sound, the Tennessee group intensifies their Southern metal and thrash fusion to create their strongest album yet.


Sunday, November 21 2010

Wretched: Beyond the Gate

Continuing the growth of the American melodic death metal scene, this young North Carolina quintet succeeds through experimentation and innovation.


Monday, August 23 2010

Bonded by Blood: Exiled to Earth

Young thrashers justify the hype of their debut by following it up with a concept album that positively slays.


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