venerdì 23 marzo 2018

Leech - "Cyanide Christ" (LL Production, 2013/Defense Records, 2017)

Band: Leech
Title: Cyanide Christ
Genre: Thrash Metal
Year: 2013 (LL Production)
         6th December 2017 (Defense Records)
Time: 43 min
Rating: 81/100

After Formis, this is "Cyanide Christ" by Leech, another CD from the mega-pack from Marcin of Mythrone Promotion! Leech is a project created in an unspecified period (2003, if I understood correctly) by people of the calibre of Jens C. Mortensen (vocals), Jari Kuusisto (rhythm guitars) and Lars Lindèn (bass) from Carnal Forge, Magnus Söderman (lead guitars) from Nightrage and Stefan Westerberg (drums) from Skineater and ex-Carnal Forge, so we are talking about real veterans of the Swedish death/thrash metal scene. So far, their only release under the name of Leech is the album "Cyanide Christ", that was published by the small label from Sweden LL Production but, 4 years later, the stronger Polish Defense Records thought well to reissue it on CD so to give to it a better distribution. This means that, finally, many maniacs can enjoy now this thrashing slab that was remained mostly forgotten at the time of its first release!

sabato 17 marzo 2018

Formis - "Chaozium" (Defense Records, 2017)

Band: Formis
Title: Chaozium
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
Year: 14th March 2017
Time: 29 min
Rating: 83/100

During the half of December 2017, Marcin from Mythrone Promotion, asked me my postal address in order to sent me, as a sort of payment for my work for Timpani allo Spiedo 'zine, the physical CDs of 6 releases by the excellent Polish death/thrashing label Defense Records, included three ones (Whorehouse, Rotengeist and Uganga) already reviewed on these pages before his request. Well, the pack arrived, precisely, on 2nd January 2018 and...UNBELIEVABLE! There were all the 6 CDs promised by Marcin and each of them was accompanied by the relative booklets and, then, I put all them into proper CD cases, as you can see through the pic below. Marcin is a very nice guy, don't you think? So, today I'll review an album into that pack: "Chaozium" by the Polish quintet Formis.

martedì 13 marzo 2018

Ram-page - "The Grave of Seven Billion" (GrimmDistribution, 2017)

Band: Ram-page
Title: The Grave of Seven Billion
Genre: Death/Thrash Metal
Year: 30th June 2017
Time: 30 min
Rating: 69/100

Aleksey Koryolov of Satanath Records sent to me 3 mega-pack of releases so far...and I have been still listening to the albums of the first mega-pack (Ram-page included)! Soon or later, I think to summarize in few words 2 or more of these releases in a single article to put in the new "mini-reviews" section, so to make more ready and faster the reviews. Meanwhile, today it's the turn of Ram-page, a Russian quartet that is so prolific that this "The Grave of Seven Billion" (released by GrimmDistribution, another parent label of Satanath Rec) is their 4th album within 8 years of existence!

giovedì 8 marzo 2018

Trallery: European tour with Skeletal Remains to support Angelus Apatrida!

I recently received from the Spanish label Art Gates Records the news that their Trallery, along with the US death metallers Skeletal Remains, will support the well known Spanish thrashers Angelus Apatrida on tour through Europe to promote their latest album "Cabaret de la Guillotine". It's fantastic that this tour will touch also Italy, even though the bands will play only in Milan and not in Rome.

Trallery - "Spirit on Stage" (Art Gates Records, 2017)

Band: Trallery
Title: Spirit on Stage
Genre: Thrash Metal
Year: 21st July 2017
Time: 62 min
Rating: 88/100

Second live album in few years for the Spanish thrash metal trio Trallery (pronounced as "tragedy"). Titled "Spirit on Stage", this live album is a little bit particular because it was released by Art Gates Records only in a digital version and, in addition, the same label published on YouTube, some days ago, the DVD full show of this album, so you can see the big enthusiasm of the audience in front of Trallery but also their amazing energy on stage. And believe me that Trallery, born as a Metallica tribute band in 2010, deserves a fuckin' lot!

domenica 4 marzo 2018

Cult of the Horns - "Chapter I - Domination" (Self-released, 2016; Symbol of Domination/Ira Militias, 2017)

Band: Cult of the Horns
Title: Chapter I - Domination
Genre: Black/Death Metal with Bestial influences
Year: 13th September 2016 (self-released)
26th July 2017 (Symbol of Domination Prod/Ira Militias Prod)
Time: 41 min
Rating: 82/100

If I am not mistaken, Mephisto, the guy behind the French one-man band Cult of the Horns, belongs to my FB group "Bestial Black/Death Metal", and I imagine that he will be happy by reading this positive review about the debut album "Chapter I - Domination" of his malevolent creature. I've got this album in my hard disk even since late August when Aleksey of Satanath Records sent it to me along with other releases (already reviewed on these pages) but I listened to it only during these last days.