You know what? Mondays ain't too bad anymore since me has new metal pumping thru me veins. Fer too long me has been content to just listening to the old stuff in me collection. Y'know, basically, albums yer familiar with - Sepultura's Beneath The Remains, Entombed's Left Hand Path et al - sorta like a comfy old sarong you keep wearing despite the holes. Even the new stuff me buys is usually of veteran bands. The last two metal albums me bought were Obituary's Xcutioner's Return & Celtic Frost's Monotheist.
So the dicovery of The Dark Factory blog & dozens of other similar links has most certainly reawakened the metal warrior in me! Been subsisting on a diet of metal, metal & more fooking metal the last few weeks. Even at work, me is blasting death, black or thrash metal fer inspiration. And you know what, the work day passes by as quickly as Slayer's Reign In Blood.
And speaking of thrash, it gives me great pleasure to share the above album with me fellow headbangers. This Swedish crew combine all that is good about the genre. Hell Is Here (1999) sounds like a cross between Kreator's Extreme Aggression & Pantera's Vulgar Display of Power. Its hard, heavy & unrelenting but what keeps the whole enterprise afloat is the fact these fookers can write a decent tune (check out track #3, 1999 Revolution 666 fer proof).
Trust me, this album will chase away whatever Monday blues/Sunday hangovers you many be experiencing. To download, just click on http://www.mediafire.com/?aol0mxb0jx5 . Click, play & fooking headbang ye heavy metal muthas!!!
ps: Sorry, couldn't find any vids from this album but found one when they were still trading under their old moniker of Crown of Thorns. The vid doesn't really capture the sheer intensity of the album above so do give it a try. It really is ball-bustingly good!
pps: As usual, me look forward to reading yer opinions on this album.