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Whitechapel “Whitechapel”

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I’ve slung my fair share of shit in deathcore’s direction, but there are a few bands in the genre that make its existence somewhat worthwhile.  Whitechapel, a six person riot that reigns from Knoxville, Tennessee, happens to be one of those bands.  Save for the drums, they’ve held a fairly …

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Shadows Fall “Fire From The Sky”

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Over the last decade or so, Shadows Fall have become one of the most prominent faces for American heavy metal.  They garnered much attention and found a fan in me with their albums Of One Blood and The Art Of Balance, which showcased their fast, melodic guitar work and crushing …

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Swashbuckle, Winners Of March Metal Madness 2012

With March of 2012 behind us, it means that another episode of Thrash Magazine’s March Metal Madness has ended.  This year, we decided to pick 250 bands and throw them in a pool, and you, the readers, determined everything from who competed to who progressed.  As a staff member here, …

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Ever Forthright “Ever Forthright”

Ever Forthright - Ever Forthright

Every now and then, reviewing one of the albums that I have selected proves to be a frustrating endeavor.  Such is the case with Ever Forthright’s debut self-titled release.  This six piece progressive metal project from Long Island, New York is oozing with talent that begs to be recognized, but …

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Abigail Williams “Becoming”

Abigail Williams - Becoming

When I was given the new Abigail Williams record for review, I was ecstatic. Here’s a band that originally did not interest me at all with their first couple releases, but managed to completely blow my mind with 2011’s In The Absence Of Light. I downloaded the six tracks that …

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Best And Worst Of 2011 – Apex Predator Style

THE BEST The year 2011 wasn’t as bad for metal as I had initially feared. In all honesty, I did not listen to half of the albums that were released last year, but from what I did hear, the following (in no particular order) were my favorites: Sylosis – Edge …

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Bermuda “Isolationist(s)”

When I received the new Bermuda album for review, I thought that I was about to listen to the deathcore band from Australia that was formerly known as Knife To A Gunfight. The album Isolationist(s) is in fact deathcore, so I stayed with this perception for the first few spins, …

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Farewell To Freeway “Filthy Habits”

Farewell To Freeway is yet another band that is new to me but has a fairly extensive catalog. They have been releasing albums for 11 years now (5 of them for Victory Records), but I haven’t had the chance to check them out until their latest release, Filthy Habits. Farewell …

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As Blood Runs Black “Instinct”

As Blood Runs Black - Instinct

Everyone loves a good comeback story. As Blood Runs Black has been lying dormant since 2006 when they released Allegiance. I remember the album being fairly popular at that time, due to the fact that deathcore wasn’t as oversaturated as it is now (in fact, I’m pretty sure people were …

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