Whilst reviewing Lost Society’s new album, it occurred to me that my review of their début was the first thing I wrote for Rock’n’Reel Reviews exactly a year ago.
Time really does move quickly. Especially when assessing so much awesome music!
Here are my metal review highlights from the past year:
Children Of Bodom – Halo Of Blood 4/5
They’re my favourite band, so of course this was excellent. The Finnish heavyweights’ most exciting work in ten years. I’m massively biased and would have loved to award it five stars. It is an excellent album though.
Havok – Unnatural Selection 3.5/5
Along with a select few, Colorado thrash pack Havok are dominating the scene and are one of my personal modern favs. Unnatural Selection may not be as frantic as its predecessor, but is packed with great tunes nonetheless.
Morgue Orgy – The Last Man On Earth 4/5
This album was an amusing surprise. Not only did it break up the colossal amount of thrash I listen to, but this groovy death metal and its spooky vibe was an entertaining and impressive début album from an unsigned, homegrown band!
Behemoth – The Satanist 4.5/5
The Satanist is an evil masterpiece and already a firm contender for album of the year. Basically everybody needs to hear it.
Savage Messiah – The Fateful Dark 4/5
Definitely another thrash recommendation, this time from London. The Fateful Dark is the most recent album that was an absolute pleasure to review. I officially label Savage Messiah under Excellent!