Album: Promo 2014
Rating: not rated
From my point of view, this three-piece is first of all interesting due to guitarist Jørn Inge Tunsberg, a kind of a legend in Norwegian underground, due to his involvement in few core bands of the black metal scene. However, another musician named Roy is the main songwriter and driving force behind this more experimental project that is active for just some five years
Label: Punishment 18
One more hidden talent from the up and rising Italian scene have been improving their skills for four years before spewing out this debut album, which is also their very first recording as a band – at least delivered in public. As soon as it sounds so professional, Penthagon deserve all dues for this way of moving on, as these nine tracks are nothing but a worth-checking experience.
Band: Nuclear Aggressor
Album: Condemned To Rot
Label: Punishment 18
Italian three-piece takes the ferocious way while jumping into the very centre of thrash metal revival mosh pit, aiming at the very mid eighties’ manner and proposing heaps of aggression, what their monicker also clearly suggests. Yeah, very first records of Kreator and Exodus come to mind, but not just that – a nice crossover touch is also quite noticeable, or rather – it is an influence of some common denominator
Album: Mysteriorum Prophanationis Sepulcralis
Unholy black metal from Tenerife is not a common practice, so it sounds quite serious when a band from so far in south signs a deal with Norwegian label, even if it is just a small underground imprint. Unexplainable things do happen, but not this time: debut album of Muert sounds naturally raw, admittedly intense and definitely old school – the way it was common to perform black metal in mid nineties.
Album: Arise In Decay
Label: Final Gate
In a worldwide ocean of archaic thrash metal revivalists these German youngsters do not look like a planet-shaking phenomena, but it is indeed difficult to be like that when stylistic framework is so tight, and the competition worldwide is so huge. Moreover that Impactor dudes do not look like anything else but four typical fans of music trying to have even more fun, jamming together.