Thursday, November 14 2013
When faced with the task of restoring one's credibility, cranking out the old stuff always works.
Sunday, April 28 2013
Joel Grind takes us on a career-spanning tour of the blackened thrash demon that is Toxic Holocaust on this career-spanning compilation.
Wednesday, September 28 2011
The return of the singer that made them great has revitalized these thrash veterans, putting them back on track to lasting greatness.
Thursday, November 19 2009
A growing list of bands unpopular with critics, but genre-defining nevertheless, is impatiently awaiting their admittance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Tuesday, July 15 2008
Metal fans are a cynical bunch when it comes to outsiders offering critiques of their favorite pieces of work, and can pick apart a treatise with the thoroughness of fussy jazz enthusiasts.
Wednesday, December 5 2007
Musically, of course, it doesn’t get much better than this – some of metal’s biggest names are on the bill, and in fine form, too, so the main fault with The Unholy Alliance is the compilation.
Monday, February 19 2007
Slayer isn't great, and it isn't a hopeless failure, but it's not especially noteworthy, either.
Tuesday, January 30 2007
Monday, August 7 2006
Slayer's best album in 16 years is also their most thought-provoking work to date.
Tuesday, July 11 2006
While its premise and execution are overtly derivative, Slayer works through an illuminating politics concerning U.S. military actions and local populations.