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The 10 Greatest Thrash Releases Of 2015

2015 saw thrashing rage come of age once again!

7. Hatchet – Fear Beyond Lunacy

Source // Bravewords.com

Source // Bravewords.com

Must hear track: “Dead And Gone”, thrash melodies to sell your kids for!

Hatchet squeezed their way into out thrash lovin’ hearts fairly late in the day – Fear Beyond Lunacy landed just 7 weeks ago – but its memorable hooks and sly way around the classic Exodus sound found on the “Zetro” fronted classics Fabulous Disaster and Impact Is Imminent – with a little Destruction also thrown into the mix – made it an instant hit!

Opening with a de rigueur semi-acoustic intro, Hatchet are dab hands at ramping up the tension and when “Living In Extinction” explodes with all the immediacy of the greatest opening tracks in thrash history, any doubt that they could surpass 2013’s excellent Dawn Of The End were laid to rest.

These guys have found their sound and it’s a joy to hear them hone their insistent melodies and ingenious hooks to such a degree. Hatchet have clearly gourged themselves on the bay area sound we all adore and then regurgitated it for a modern audience, keenly adapting and contorting something comfortably familiar without once sounding passé.

From the aforementioned “Dead And Gone” to the mid paced pummelling of “Killing Indulgence”, Fear Beyond Lunacy has something for everyone; an album true thrash fans will appreciate for its faithful adaptation of a formula that never fails.

Modern thrash needs these guys and you’d be hard pressed to find a purer thrash album in 2015!

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10 Comments on The 10 Greatest Thrash Releases Of 2015

  1. Morti Viventi – The day the dead returned
    Distillator – Revolutionary Cells
    Best two for mine

  2. Hellbastard – Feral.

  3. Forgotten Horror, Aeon of the Shadow Goddess. Does it for me. I am enjoying discovering some of the bands on this list. Great job!

  4. Intrinsic #2!!! That is so awesome! We are so grateful. Thanks!

  5. Two of my favorite thrash albums this year are:

    Best: Inculter – Persisting Devolution
    2nd Best: Division Speed – Division Speed

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