Review: Endstille – Verfuhrer [2009]

Warmongering German black metal squad Endstille attack once again with VERFUHRER, a scathing and abrasive nine-track affair. Incessantly blasting your skull with pounding percussion and decaying your ears with blood-curdling vocal rasps, this maliciously militant outfit doles out diabolical doses of mid-paced malevolence (“Symptoms”) whose razor sharp buzzsaw guitars cut to the bone (“Depressive/ Abstract/…

Review: Sinner – Crash And Burn [2008]

Presenting their first new album in almost six years, the German metal troupe Sinner bust through the gates with CRASH AND BURN. This 11-track offering renders a no-nonsense fist-pumping heavy metal vibe that falls somewhere in between fellow countrymen Accept and Scorpions in terms of fluidity and tenacity. Tracks such as “Revolution” adds a touch…

Review: Kreator – Hordes Of Chaos [2009]

Fresh off previous effort  ENEMY OF GOD, German thrash titans Kreator return sharper and more focused with another batch of devastating thrash metal goodness titled HORDES OF CHAOS. Showing no signs of slowing down, Mille Petrozza and company blast through the gates whether you like it or not with all guns blazing (“Warcurse”), giving contemporaries…

Review: Holy Moses – Agony Of Death [2008]

German thrash veterans Holy Moses return with AGONY OF DEATH, this seasoned unit’s 12th studio release. Featuring the feral female growls and grunts of Sabina Classen while armed with the thrash-tastic twin guitar and percussive pummeling tandem that sets the menacing tone throughout, this disc faithfully sticks to the program yet offers a few surprises…

Review: Hackneyed – Death Prevails [2008]

Neophytic German metal troupe Hackneyed play with the deathcore style sharply in focus on their nine-track disc DEATH PREVAILS. Undoubtedly heavy yet lacking development in spots, this act, whose median age is merely 16, have drawn from extreme metal’s elite to compose a rough around the edges sonic battering on cuts like “Gut Candy” and…