New release Friday! Today we’ve got a big release from Metal Blade and an exciting batch of reissued thrash. German thrash… the best kind.
Visigoth – Conqueror’s Oath
While I’m a bit sceptical about the true metal resurgence, Visigoth’s debut album The Revenant King was definitely one of the better albums of the movement. I found it a bit long winded but there was evident promise and talent there. So I’m keen to check out the US band’s follow-up Conqueror’s Oath. A quick glance at running times bodes well and I’m hearing good things about this one. Not sure about that horse on the cover though…
Destruction – Reissues
The excellent High Roller Records are reissuing a batch of classic albums from the German thrash masters Destruction. The reissues come with original artwork, bonus photos, a mini-poster, slip cases and a quality remastering job. The run of albums and EPs here (Sentence Of Death, Infernal Overkill, Eternal Devastation, Mad Butcher, Release From Agony, Live Without Sense and Cracked Brain) is beyond essential. Some of my very favourite thrash albums right there. They’ve been out-of-print on CD for a while so, if you don’t have them, now’s your chance. I’ve got them already but I’ll buy them again! If CDs aren’t your bag the label also put out vinyl versions last year that look awesome too.
That’s the lot for me. Let me know what you’re after today in the comments.