Underground Gems

Antichrist – Forbidden World (High Roller Records, 2011)

Anyone who knows me from my posts on the Thrashmania Facebook page will be aware I’m a total old-school head. There are a few exceptions to my (mainly 1980s) tastes in Thrash, this album being one of them. Antichrist formed in Växjö, Sweden, in 2005. They released two demos, “Crushing Metal Tape” in 2009, and “Put To […]

...But this isn't Thrash!

Black Sabbath – Master Of Reality (Vertigo Records, 1971)

Nobody can accurately say who first coined the term “Heavy Metal”. Various claims include author William Burroughs, journalist Lester Bangs, Steppenwolf, and so on. But if asked which band started it all off, most people would say Black Sabbath.  There were other hard-rocking proto-Metal bands around in the late 60s (Led Zeppelin, Cream, Deep Purple […]