Tuesday, April 28, 2009


Definitely one of the best of the current crop of Aussie metal bands, Assaulter are helping to tide me over until the release of Deströyer 666's new album (which can't come soon enough). They also boast Simon Berserker who played bass and contributed vocals for D666 at the turn of the century. For Assaulter he handles the guitar, bass and vocals, so there's a bit of similarity in sound between the two bands at times, but they stand out on their own. Reccommended to any fan of Austrailian metal in general, or just those who appreciate sweet, sweet speed metal riffs.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Portugal's answer to Manilla Road, but not quite as good. Don't get me wrong; you can be not as good as Manilla Road and still be a pretty sweet band. Here's some good, epic catchy metal in the style of olde. Quoth the Ironsword,
"Fighting for Metal
Till' the last brrreath"

Friday, April 24, 2009

Late for an Early Grave

Here's a collection of demos from Victor Griffin, guitarist for Pentagram circa the early-mid eighties, then again in the mid-nineties. Also currently the main dude of Place of Skulls. A pretty cool group of songs, some of which ended up on Pentagram's Be Forewarned album. Nothing mind-blowing, but definitely worth hearing. Hard-rocking doom.

Thursday, April 23, 2009


Several years ago I found this (promo) CD used, laying loose without a case among the other CDs in the store. I could tell by the print on the disc that it was some kind of metal, but I couldn't read the logo. The logo was printed on the disc reversed (mirror-image), and it was 'horned' and 'pentagramed' in the typical fashion. It amazingly wasn't scratched, so I took a chance and bought it and did not regret it. It's Impaled Nazarene's 1996 album Latex Cult, by the way.
Maybe it's because it's the first album of theirs that I listened to, but the few other of their releases that I've picked up since don't measure up to this. Ugly black metal mixed with ugly, frantic hardcore punk. Lyrical themes include goats, nuclear war, piss, puke and violence. Track 5 is called "Motorpenis". Can't go wrong.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Bolt Thrower

Grindy/crusty death metal out of Coventry, England. Their second album, released in 1989. The cover kinda makes me want to start playing Warhammer 30K. But not really, cause I don't have the time for that shit.
Gritty, mean-sounding and grin-inducing.