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The 10 Greatest Thrash Releases Of 2015

2015 saw thrashing rage come of age once again!

4. Reign Of Fury – Death Be Thy Shepherd

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Must hear track: “The Love Of A Dying God”; those riffs….addictive!

The UK’s burgeoning thrash renaissance continued unabated with the release of Reign Of Fury’s sophomore album back in February and those looking for a dose of relative originality – in an otherwise overcrowded and plagiaristic scene – were rewarded with a melodic thrash masterclass.

Overflowing with mammoth choruses and an endless array of choppy riffs and tempo changes, Death Be Thy Shepherd swiftly positioned Reign Of Fury at the top of the ‘ones to watch’ list. Fearless and epic and one for the purists, Death Be Thy Shepherd stands up to lofty yet worthy comparisons, with the likes of Metallica’s …And Justice For All, Onslaught’s In Search Of Sanity, Testament’s The Ritual and Dark Angel’s Time Does Not Heal proving ideal companions.

Just like those all time classic albums, the all-out riff-fests and lengthy compositions found on Death Be Thy Shepherd prove the quality and confidence this band have in spades. From “Gates Of Sanity” – replete with minimal yet satisfying use of Chuck Billy-esque death metal growls – to the staccato riff nirvana of the phenomenal “The Love Of A Dying God”, this is one thrash album that must be experienced wholesale for maximum satisfaction.

Don’t just dip in, immerse yourself. Death Be Thy Shepherd‘s rewards are endless!

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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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