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UNISONIC – Never Too Late (March 2012) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

UNISONIC – Never Too Late Anthony Morgan March 2012 Unisonic (l-r): Kai Hansen, Dennis Ward, Michael Kiske, Kosta Zafiriou and Mandy Meyer The brainchild of ex-Helloween vocalist Michael Kiske and Pink Cream 69 bassist Dennis Ward, Unisonic formed in November 2009 following a meeting between the two as well as ex-Pink Cream 69 drummer Kosta […]

OVERKILL – The Electric Age (2012) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

OVERKILLThe Electric Age Nuclear Blast (2012)Rating: 9/10 The resurgence of thrash in the last few years has renewed interest in not only ‘The Big Four’ but also in some of the genre’s ‘also rans’. Back in the 80s there were plenty of bands snapping at the heels of Anthrax, Slayer and co, but they never […]

GOD FORBID – A Few Good Men (March 2012) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

GOD FORBID – A Few Good Men Anthony Morgan March 2012 God Forbid (l-r): Corey Pierce, Doc Coyle, Byron Davis, John Outcalt and Matt Wicklund Studio full-length Equilibrium – the sixth to be issued by East Brunswick, New Jersey melodic thrash metal outfit God Forbid – marks the first not to feature the musical relationship […]

AURA NOIR – Out To Die (2012) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

AURA NOIROut To Die Indie Recordings (2012)Rating: 8/10 If like me you’re a huge fan of old 80s thrash bands like Destruction, Kreator, Sodom, early Voivod, Possessed and of course Venom, then it’s vital you get your grubby paws on anything released by Aura Noir. Alongside Darkthrone, and a few other acts, Norway’s Aura Noir […]

FESTER – A Celebration Of Death (2012) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

FESTERA Celebration Of Death Abyss (2012)Rating: 8/10 If you’ve heard the music of Fester before, you’ll be as confused as anyone to see them releasing a new album – we’re dealing with a real buried gem here. Back in the early 1990s these Scandinavian anomalies made something that hung precariously between black and death metal, […]

SLEDGE LEATHER – Imagine Me Alive (2012) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

SLEDGE LEATHERImagine Me Alive Metal UP (2012)Rating: 7/10 Sledge Leather is the new project from vocalist Leather Leone (Rude Girl / Malibu Barbie / Chastain) and drummer Sandy Sledge (Rude Girl / Malibu Barbie / Warbride). While neither artist became a household name during the 80s metal onslaught or the first coming of Bay Area […]

3 INCHES OF BLOOD – Long Live Heavy Metal (2012) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

3 INCHES OF BLOODLong Live Heavy Metal Century Media (2012)Rating: 7.5/10 With an album title like Long Live Heavy Metal, it’s quite obvious that the lyrical themes aren’t going to encompass civil unrest in the Middle East, or deal with the delicate fragilities of the inner human psyche. And a quick glance at the song […]

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Torture (2012) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

CANNIBAL CORPSETorture Metal Blade (2012)Rating: 7/10 So, Torture is the 12th battering ram of an opus my deathsters Cannibal Corpse. 12 gore-soaked tracks that, as expected, tear the flesh, puncture eyes, remove the innards, snap the bones and slurp up the remains. Die-hard fans will find this release – which is well produced by Erik […]

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Demented Aggression (March 2012) | Features / Interviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

CANNIBAL CORPSE – Demented Aggression Anthony Morgan March 2012 Cannibal Corpse (l-r): Alex Webster, Rob Barrett, George Fisher, Patrick O’Brien and Paul Mazurkiewicz Cannibal Corpse studio full-lengths ten to 12 – namely Kill (March 2006), Evisceration Plague (February 2009), and Torture (March 2012) – equally share a common trait, specifically the line-up involved: co-founders Alex […]

SOULFLY – Enslaved (2012) | Album / EP Reviews @ Metal Forces Magazine

SOULFLYEnslaved Roadrunner (2012)Rating: 7/10 Max Cavalera rejoining Sepultura – there, the only mention of this happening that you’ll read in this review, probably one of the most talked about non-events in metal. With that out of the way, focus yet again turns to Soulfly, the band started up by Max in 1997 following his departure […]