Abhorrent – Rage

Reviewed: January 1997Released: 1996, IndependantRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG In 1991 Abhorrent formed and soon after recorded a demo tape. Thanks to the positive reviews this demo received the band began to take things more seriously. The band were next featured on a compilation CD that lead to their being invited…

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VOD – Bloedriver

Reviewed: January 1997Released: 1996, IndependantRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG South Africa’s VOD is perhaps Cape Town’s best kept metal secret. From their punk beginnings in 1986 they have evolved into the metal realm since the incorporation of lead singer Francois Blom. They have yet to make a noticeable impact outside of…

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Down – Nola

Reviewed: October 1996Released: 1996, Elektra RecordsRating: 3.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG For the uninformed, Down is the side project of Phil Anselmo of Pantera, Pepper Keenan of Corrosion of Conformity, as well as two members of Crowbar and a member of eyehategod. Nola combines the best of all bands into a mix…

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sHEAVY – Blue Sky Mind

Reviewed: July 1996Released: 1996, Rise Above RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Hailing from St. John’s, Newfoundland, sHEAVY have released their first CD entitled Blue Sky Mind. Unless you’re from here you might not of heard of this fine band yet so here’s a bit of background on the band. Previous Sheavy…

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Slayer – Undisputed Attitude

Reviewed: June 1996Released: 1996, AmericanRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Slayer’s latest offering is full of their favorite hard-core punk favorites, as well as a few new SLAYER tracks. The new SLAYER songs are “Gemini”, written by Araya and King, as well as Hanneman’s punk-era originals, “I Can’t Stand You” and “DDAMM”…

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Sacred Reich – Heal

Reviewed: April 1996Released: 1996, Metal BladeRating: 4.5/5 Reviewer: EvilG If you don’t already have this CD in your collection then what’s the problem?? Some of Sacred Reich’s heaviest moments are found on this CD, as is some of their most experimental songs. From the fast paced intensity of “Who Do…

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Forbidden – Distortion

Reviewed: January 1996Released: 1995, Massacre RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG San Francisco Bay area thrashers, Forbidden, return (finally) with Distortion. I have been waiting for this bloody album since 1990’s GODLY CD Twisted Into Form. Many of you may remember them for their video “Step By Step” which received frequent airplay…

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