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    Posted: 07 Mar 2021 at 10:33pm

Downset - Do We Speak A Dead Language? This was really good. Hardcore punk with rapped vocals. I agree with HM's 4.



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And this was really uneven, oscillating between good fun rap rock to really dumb rap rock. HM gave it 2.5. I think 2.
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THE HELLACOPTERS - Supershitty to the Max! cover
Warning to all bands: don't give your albums witty sarcastic titles, because sarcastic gits like me might take them seriously. Can't stand this. 1. HM thought 3.
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BRUTAL TRUTH - Kill Trend Suicide cover
Uncompromising. 5 all the way.
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"We're fat, 40 and back" and it got lapped up. I own this album. It's missing all the snot and fury of the original Pistols live recordings, but they did say they were doing it just for the money, and I appreciate the honesty. But it sounds like they were doing a bit more than just going through the motions too. And the best thing? They have never come back to do this again. HM gave it 3.5, which seems about right to me too.
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Another surprise we don't have We a Gomorrah, but not this one. This is a British death metal band. I have their first album, and this is their second, and final. They really arrived a bit late on the scene, but could have been up there with the likes of Cancer or Benediction. HM gave this 3. I reckon it's worth 4.
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Thanks a fucking lot Seattle. Because of you, our metal mags got filled up with shit like this. There's nothing inherently wrong with it if you think a mix of R.E.M. and Foo Fighters sounds like fun, but in what used to be a metal mag? A complete mismatch. Hot Metal gave it 3.5. It's getting 1 from me. (And on the evidence of this album, this doesn't sound like a Metal Music Archives band)
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There's an album missing here. It's called Why Stand When You Can Sit? and it's a compilation of Canberra punk bands. There seems to be no trace of it anywhere on line, which is a bugger because it sounded like fun. Oh well.

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DANZIG - Danzig 5: Blackacidevil cover
Yep, Danzig did an industrial/electronic album. It got widely panned and wasn't particularly successful. This isn't usually my sort of thing, but I thought this was really good. There's elements of NIN and White Zombie, and Danzig is a much better singetr than Manson. Hot Metal gave it 2.5. I reckon it's worth a 4.
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MANOWAR - Louder Than Hell cover
I actually own this mad arsed album. Good thing too, because my internet started playing up and I needed to resort to the CD. It a majestic, uncompromising 4.5, just above Hot Metal's 4.
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Not particularly hard or heavy, but I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. Hot Metal reckoned 3. I reckon 4.
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Lord Kaos - Thorns of Impurity. Apparently this is a forgotten black metal classic. I think it's a load of boring wank. 57 minutes of the same droning shit in repeat. Hot Metal rated it 3.5. I'd give it 1.


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An album we don't have. It was Bad Brains' first attempt at recording in 1979, but not released until October 1996. Some of the old classics are here, like Pay To Cum, Attitude and Banned in D.C. It's rough as fuck, and full of things like the producer talking to his son (the studio was his basement!), and the sound is a bit muffled. If you turn it up a bit though, Bad Brains' energy and attitude shines through. Hot Metal gave it 3, I think it deserves 4.
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TYPE O NEGATIVE - October Rust cover
This is my least favourite Type O album, but on no day of the week or in a month of Sundays is it ever a 1/5 as rated by Hot Metal. I'm giving it a 3, because it drags on more than I remember, and has a bit too much silly filler stuff.
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Going with Hot Metal Summer 1997, issue #94 (It only ran to 96 issues)


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SENTENCED - North From Here cover
Last up is Sentenced's second album North From Here. When I saw them I thought it was going to be a bit gloomy and a bit of a downer, because I have really only listened to later gothic-ish albums than this. But no, this was a surprise. It was death metal, and some of it was quite outstanding. Unfortunately, it was also a bit uneven, and it dragged a bit in places. Terrorizer rated this a 4.5. I think it rates a 3.

This was the last review in this magazine. Judging by the state of metal from this mag, the melodic death thing was just starting to develop, thrash was well and truly fucked, doom-death and doom metal were on the rise, and the industrial thing was starting to show some real variety and potential. There was a little bit of black metal, and it hadn't overwhelmed and drowned all else in the underground just yet. And for anyone who doesn't know, Terrorizer leans more to the extreme end of metal.

It also pointed out several glaring holes in our database!Big smile I shall endeavor to fix these forthwith.
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NECROPHOBIC - The Nocturnal Silence cover
This is some good shit! Swedish blackened death metal. 3 from Terrorizer. 4 from me.
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An album from a band we don't have. Revolting Cocks is one of Al Jourgensen's many projects. This is groovier, less metallic, and more experimental than Ministry or Lard. I didn't think much of it when I first got it, but it's a grower. Terrorizer were about right with a 3.5.
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I have no idea what sort of alternative reality I was in when I rated this 3. I love this album! Have just upgraded to the 5 where it belongs. Terrorizer were a bit iffy on it, possibly wanting more Judas Priest, but comparing this to Pantera, and gave it 3.
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CUBANATE - Antimatter cover
This is fucking amazing! Another one of those "read about, never heard" bands. 3 from Terrorizer. Getting a 4 from me.
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PITCHSHIFTER - Desensitized cover

This was pretty good. I've heard the odd track, but am more familiar with the later, more commercial material. Still worth a 4, while Terrorizer went 3.


Love this album, sucks that it often gets forgotten about. I love their experimentation with drum and bass and breakbeat on their later stuff like www.pitchshifter.com, but those are ruined for me with the vocals. Wish they kept the more gruff vocals from this era instead of falling into the trap of most late 90's industrial bands and feeling the need to imitate Reznor.

Oh yeah, the vocals in particular really get worse after this.

I really wish Earache would get their shit together though. There are so many Earache bands with little or no material on Spotify. I had to go through YouTube to get this, and while Spotify pays artists a pittance, you can't even guarantee that YouTube pays anything.
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PITCHSHIFTER - Desensitized cover

This was pretty good. I've heard the odd track, but am more familiar with the later, more commercial material. Still worth a 4, while Terrorizer went 3.


Love this album, sucks that it often gets forgotten about. I love their experimentation with drum and bass and breakbeat on their later stuff like www.pitchshifter.com, but those are ruined for me with the vocals. Wish they kept the more gruff vocals from this era instead of falling into the trap of most late 90's industrial bands and feeling the need to imitate Reznor.
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