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This should be right up your alley Sonny. Sounds like Sodom meets Slayer.
Only had a quick listen yet, but... HELL, YES!!
I feel like you should check out the new Witches Hammer Daniel, they are a Canadian band formed in 1984 who reemerged to release their first full album here in 2020. Old school production, heavy as hell Thrash with some other extreme metal influences thrown in there.
Hhmmmm... a quick read of some of the reviews tells me that this release will almost certainly satisfy my undying craving for raw & brutal underground thrash. Thanks for the heads up Xephyr. It's gone onto my playlist for next week.
So I checked out Witches Hammer's "Damnation Is My Salvation" album over the last couple of days & I really liked it. In short, it's a death/thrash hybrid with hints at black metal. In fact, I can't believe that no one has voted for death metal primary on RYM because it's close to being the major element on display here. These guys have both feet firmly planted in the 1980's with their sound sitting right between the first couple of Slayer records & 1980's Morbid Angel (i.e. my two favourite bands ever). Very much where Possessed & early Protector reside actually. The occasional hint at black metal brings to mind pre-"In The Nightside Eclipse" Emperor. The performances aren't pristine & the production sounds very much of that era which gives everything an added feeling of forboding darkness & old-school authenticity. I absolutely love this release from an atmospheric & stylistic point of view but I think some of the bouncier thrash beats bring things back to the pack a little. As does the fact that Witches Hammer don't really hide their influences all that well ((see "Witches Hammer" for example which is clearly a reworking of Slayer's "Black Magic"). It's a well received 4/5 rating from me though as I feel this is a release that I'll be returning to quite often in the near future.
You seem to understand my musical taste pretty well Xephyr. Thanks for the heads up!
P.S. Sonny & Ben, you'll both really dig this.
Turbo - "Ostatni wojownik" (1987)
Sonny & Vinny, I think you might enjoy this raw & sophisticated early Polish thrash record. I'm really digging it at the moment. It's classy & consistent with excellent musicianship & a raspy European vocal delivery. The band always sounds in control whilst always maintaining that dirty Teutonic edge.
Sonny, have you checked this one out before? I think you'll probably dig it as I know you loved their debut.
I was led to believe that their later albums weren't very good, but this is great.
Sounds like Vice Squad and very early Slayer jamming together.
Ben, Sonny & Vinny, if you haven't given this one a spin before then I highly recommend you do. High class & aggressive female-fronted Tuetonic thrash.