Tag: Metallica

Throwback: “Sweating Bullets” by Megadeth!

The debate will rage on around campfires and shots of Wild Turkey about whether Megadeth or Metallica are the better band and have the better legacy; both have blotted their copy book at various times in their careers; “Super Collider” and “Load” both being prime examples but then you can’t be perfect all of the

Review: “Behind” by Engraver

Recorded, mixered and mastered between March and June 2020, during the height of the Great Plague, “Behind” marks the debut release from a band who describe themselves as Thrash Metal with Death and Black influences and like nothing better that to tell stories of gore, psychology, serial killers and crime. Engraver were formed in Ossi

Review: “From The Ashes” by Coiled Around Thy Spine

Having played their parts in Gotland, Eyes of Hydra, Winter Lament, Unforced, Art Of Darkness, Dying Awkward Angel and Six-Point Lead Turin Italy based duo and seasoned musicians Sergio Costa (guitars, bass) and Daniele Rosso (vocals) started a Melodic Death Metal project together in Coiled Around Thy Spine which impressed with debut offering “Shades” in

Riff Police! Pull Over! #155: Temtris Vs Megadeth!

There is no doubting that despite crawling out from under the weight of Metallica and all the controversy that has flown over him like a Vulture circling its prey that Dave Mustaine has done plenty right with Megadeth and served the Metal Gods well over the years. His legacy has plenty to offer despite the

Riff Police! Pull Over! #152: Metallica Vs Brainstorm!

It seems strangely fitting that in a week that saw Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett watch the ESP 400 series guitar he played in the video for their iconic single “One” fetch $112,500 USD at auction (more here) that they should be once again in this feature. Not because they’ve done anything wrong of course. This

Review: “Empiricism” by Incarceration

Five years since their last EP “Catharsis” and Hamburg Germany based Death Metallers Incarceration have unveiled not only a new record but a new line-up as well. Joining vocalist and bassist Daniel de Silva and drummer Michael Koch moving forward are guitarists Pedro Capaça (Violator) and Alex Obscured (Speedwhore, Obscured by Evil) with the band seeking to create

Review: “In Absence” by Cathartic Demise

Embellished with cover art by Ioannis Vassilopoulas, the debut full length album from Kitchener, Ontario Progressive Thrash Metal quartet Cathartic Demise is the culmination of five years of working on their craft. Formed in 2017 by high school friends Angus Pike (drums) and Bennett Smith (guitar, vocals) who were joined by bassist Aaron Tanner and

Bootleg: “Creeping Death” from Trivium!

In case you hadn’t guessed it, not only is this a freshly released pro-shot video of Trivium taking on “Creeping Death” by Metallica in the live arena, but it also sees the band joined by a pair of impressive guests in Corey Taylor from Slipknot and Robb Flynn from Machine Head. Flynn is no stranger

Review: “Nano 3000” by Sintax

Proving that decent Metal music isn’t limited by geography, the sophomore album from Israeli metal band Sintax is a highly anticipated one as it gets its international release via Sliptrick records on 2nd February 2021. Formed in 2013 from Showrchtsechaye and DeuSphera, the band have featured on the Israeli Headbangers Ball, while 2015’s “Sway for a

Riff Police! Pull Over! #140: Metallica Vs Helloween!

Is this the last time we will see Metallica on the electric chair that is our riff police series? We highly doubt it. After all, they’re pushing 35 years of Dominance in Metal Mayhem not only as being an influence but as being influenced, you see it works both ways… …Kai Michael Hansen is the