Here are three more brief blasts from albums already covered by other writers at Live 4 Metal, but ended up in my lap anyway. First up is Las Vegas' Avenger Of Blood, one of the more well known bands that is a part of the whole "retro thrash" movement currently occupying everyone's time. I'm still convinced that this movement is a one trick pony and will soon fade, but the band's debut "Death Brigade" is enjoyable nonetheless. You will immediately be thinking "Terrible Certainty" when you hear the title track...
Heavy Artillery Records
Next is hyper technical death metal/ grindcore outfit Brain Drill from California with their debut full-length on Metal Blade Records entitled "Apocalyptic Feasting". Frankly, this one is a monster with everything you'd want from the genre; that is, bludgeoning, all over the map riffs, bass lines galore, stop on a dime time changes, all out blasts, hyperkinetic enthusiasm and gore hilarity, you name it. Highly recommended!
Metal Blade Records
Finally, here's Italy's Necromessiah, a blackened thrash act with a definite old school vibe that works. Would you consider this example as a part of the "retro thrash" genre? You decide. Here's a track from their second full-length, "Antiklerikal Terroristik Death Squad".
Blasphemous Underground Productions
In closing, I had to miss the recent Exodus show due to a nasty case of the flu...I'm not sure what my next show will be...
Sorry, songs removed.