Fe26 – A Worldly Story

Reviewed: June 1997Released: 1997, Deep South RecordsRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG If you can remember high school chemistry then you should have no trouble remembering where you first heard of fe26. However, things have changed. Fe26 is not only the periodic table equivalent of iron, but is also the name of…

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Punish – State of Grace

Reviewed: May 1997Released: 1997, IndependantRating: 3.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Punish are a metal trio from Victoria BC, Canada. Their CD entitled State of Grace is a professionally packaged affair containing nine bone crushing songs. The CD begins with with the mid-tempo “State of Grace” which is full of severely heavy riffs.…

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Imagika – s/t

Reviewed: April 1997Released: 1997, Headless Corpse RecordsRating: 4.0/5 Reviewer: EvilG Remember the good old days when San Francisco Bay Area thrash was it? It was a time when bands like Exodus, Forbidden, Death Angel, and Testament were all big time. The legacy of the Bay Area sound helped spawn bands…

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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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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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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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