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Brainwashed – Wrecked

Posted in Review with tags , , on 19th July 2012 by izaforestspirit

Brainwashed
Wrecked
Released: January 2011
Thrash Metal
Self-Released

‘Wrecked’ is the debut album from the Polish thrash metal band Brainwashed.

It doesn’t take long before the opening track ‘Bringing Out Of Death’ shows it’s true colors as the latest addition to the current thrash metal revival. You could call this a tribute the old school thrash metal, as this band started its career in 2004, so long after the golden age of thrash metal and the rise of the Big Four. The guitar riffs are pretty much what you would expect to hear from any band of this genre. The vocals remind of old Metallica as do some of the guitar solos on tracks such as ‘I, Leader’.

There’s nothing old school about the title track ‘Wrecked’ however, which owes more to the likes of Municipal Waste than to ’80s thrash metal. Luckily that doesn’t make the solos any worse than those on the previous tracks. In fact there’s something really catchy about the chorus and the riffs fit the overall style of the track. I’m not too keen on the change in vocal style on ‘Beast Within Me’; which is a shame in a way as the music itself isn’t too bad. Similar things apply to ‘Give Me Your Blood’ which, despite the variation of vocal style and overall song structure, retains some consistency when it comes to the guitar solos.

Other noteworthy tracks include: the old school style ‘Voices In My Head’, which features a good guitar solo, and ‘The Battle/Back To War’ which reminds me of the early works by Exodus.

3.5/5 – Overall not bad but somewhat lacking in consistency.

Iza Raittila

Shai Hulud Exclusive UK Show At Hevy Fest

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 20th March 2012 by Nico Davidson

Shai Hulud have been added to the bill for the Hevy Music Festival along with acts such as Descendents, who are headlining on August 5th, Municipal Waste, Cancer Bats, Rolo Tomassi and more.

Hevy Fest will be taking place at Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Kent between August 3rd – 6th, 2012 and boasts a wide range of acts. For more info, click here.

Shai Hulud’s Misanthropy Pure is out now on Metal Blade. You can purchase it here.

Cannibal Corpse Unveil New Vid

Posted in News with tags , , , , , , , on 16th March 2012 by Nico Davidson

In celebration of the their brand new full-length, Torture, released this week through Metal Blade Records, death metal’s most revered act, Cannibal Corpse, are pleased to unveil the official new video for Encased In Concrete. The video was directed by David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (Black Dahlia Murder, Goatwhore, Municipal Waste, Suffocation etc.) and is being hosted by prime horror portal, Bloody Disgusting.

Bassist Alex Webster commented: It was great to work with the folks at MyGoodEye. We feel they’ve created a video that perfectly complements the violent intensity of the music and lyrics for Encased In Concrete.

To check out Encased In Concrete, head over to here.