In 1986, Sodom put out their “Obsessed By Cruelty” album. At that time, they were still very much in their earlier Black Thrash phase. “Expurse Of Sodomy” was released roughly 18 months later, and showed a more “classic Thrash” style. And it certainly is a classic! Recorded at Musiclab Studio in Berlin in late 1986, […]
Necrodeath formed in Italy as Ghostrider in summer 1984. They released one demo under that name, “Mayhemic Destruction“, in 1985 (more Goth-tinged Speed Metal than the Black Thrash they would become). They changed their name to Necrodeath after this, and released a demo, “The Shining Pentagram” , later in ’85. “Into The Macabre” was recorded […]
“Under The Sign Of The Black Mark” was recorded at Heavenshore Studio in Sweden (a converted mechanics’ garage), in 1986. Bathory had already released two albums at this point (The self-titled debut, and “The Return……“), and compared to those this was a huge step forward. Although there are other members credited as performers, it’s generally […]
South America is one of my most favourite areas of the world for Metal, and a large number of those bands are from Brazil. Here’s five underground gems of Brazilian Thrash Metal: 1. Chakal – Abominable Anno Domini (Cogumelo Records, 1987) Chakal formed in 1985 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. They put out a demo and […]
Every thrasher needs to have these 10 diamonds in the rough in their collection.