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Kreator

June 11, 2013

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 Kreator  (Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany)                  When you speak of thrash metal giants, you have to mention the mighty Kreator.  They have the pace you need and the chops you heed, turning you into a human windmill in no time flat.  You can put them in with Testament, Anthrax, […]

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Terrorizer

June 11, 2013

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Terrorizer (Los Angeles, California) Do you like Morbid Angel?  How about Napalm Death?  Well you’re in luck!  If you like those bands, then you already have this band’s albums.  Terrorizer came just before Morbid Angel, bringing you that balance of hardcore and death metal to give you what we call grindcore.  They weren’t the first to […]

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Incantation

June 11, 2013

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Incantation (Johnstown, Pennsylvania)                          Sludging through the stomach of Satan, comes Incantation to help regurgitate what is strikingly morbid and at times, scary ass music.  They could be hell’s soundtrack; unhinged, disorienting music with evil riffs coursing through it’s heavy-as-hell veins.  They tend to give you […]

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Entombed

June 11, 2013

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Entombed (Stockholm, Sweden)                        Raw and undeniably heavy with tastefully darkened riffs ravaging the sound-scape.  Mature songwriting abound to create very memorable tunes.  The starting of ‘buzz-saw’ sounding guitars are very much tied to Entombed.  Although some bands like Repulsion did that before them, Entombed’s writing […]

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Immortal

June 5, 2013

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Immortal (Bergen, Norway)                            Summoned from the cold forests of Norway came a musical life-force that will live on forever in the blackened hearts of generations to come.  They are, and will remain Immortal.  With riffs so infectious, Immortal should be a disease.  It […]

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ManOwar

June 5, 2013

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Manowar (Auburn, New York)                  “We’re warriors, warriors of the world.”  How can you not love a band with a slogan, “Death to False Metal”?  They also hold the record for loudest performance.  Beat that shit Motorhead.  This band should not be taken lightly.  They have a fair amount […]

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Machine Head

June 5, 2013

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Machine Head (Oakland California)                   Through hate, you will find peace.  Or maybe, you’ll be left in pieces.   Even if Machine Head find peace, there is always hate renewed that fuels the best of what Machine Head does, which is to crush you to pieces.  So it’s […]

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Mayhem

March 28, 2013

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Mayhem (Langhus, Norway)                  Controversy follows this band like a plague.  Aside from all the negativity surrounding the antics of members outside the bands music, they actually produced some quality tunes that stand the test of time, and that above all is why they are remembered like they are. […]

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Death Angel

March 28, 2013

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Death Angel (San Francisco, California)                        Thrash metal Juggernauts Death Angel can still pack a lunch.  I mean punch.  I’m not talkin’ punch bowl either, although they may spike it.  They were a band budding right along with the Big 4 and other prominent thrashers at the time […]

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Pig Destroyer

March 28, 2013

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Pig Destroyer (Richmond, Virginia)               They’re not big on destroying pigs in the literal sense, although I’m sure they may eat bacon or the occasional ham sandwich, the name is actually derived from the term cop killer.  Which I’m sure they don’t do that either, but rather a political punch to […]

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Origin

March 28, 2013

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Origin (Topeka, Kansas)              Searing riffs leap toward you attacking the stratospheric barrier and destroying the ozone layer, dooming us with catastrophic consequences.  Origin’s riffs are dangerous, but just too bad-ass to be left behind bars.  So instead of conviction, they are released into the atmosphere, further convincing you that this is one […]

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Enslaved

January 27, 2013

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Enslaved (Sveio, Norway)                        Pegged as viking metal, Enslaved have a fire that burns mighty bright among the world of metal.  Sounds of molten lava erupt from your speakers ultimately pouring into the waters of humanity, then drinking from the mystery of our mortal existence.  No matter […]

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