I am waaaaaay late to the Flotsam And Jetsam party. And I’m not talking about my initial introduction when I was younger watching them on Headbanger’s Ball as “that band that the new bassist from Metallica used to be in” while they were promoting Cuatro and the very ’90’s video treatment for “Wading Through The Darkness” (Which you can get nostalgic for yourself by heading here). I’m talking about their more recent output which, starting with 2019’s The End of Chaos, has taken the Arizona thrashers to the next level of Heavy.[Read more…]
Instead of boasting on the fact that we’ve yet to review an Evergrey record despite attempting to on multiple occasions, howzabout we just call an audible and start over? That said, clean slate initiative engaged! So yeah, Evergrey has been around for some time and is still one of Sweden’s Premier Progressive Power Metal outfits. If you’ve heard any of the eleven records that’ve come before then you’d know that fact to be true. Also true is that almost thirty years into their career and with album number twelve lurking on the horizon, Evergrey sound as vital and relevant as, ahem, ever especially on Escape Of The Phoenix.[Read more…]
I’ll call it here: Generation Antichrist is the best modern Thrash record of 2020. And this is coming from a lifelong Testament fan who realizes that those Bay Area thrashers dropped a new one in April.
But I digress.[Read more…]