Incorruptible (2017) by Iced Earth is a heavy metal masterpiece that leads its listener through a well-defined thrash metal world

Iced Earth dropped their 12th studio album entitled Incorruptible on June 16, 2017 through Century Media. The masterpiece was produced by mastermind Jon Schaffer, plays for 54 minutes and 33 seconds, and encompasses 10 brand-new tracks from which I especially love the closing title Clear the Way (December 13th, 1862).

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Pop-songs in chaos and mayhem: Interview with Sumo Cyco’s Skye Sweetnam and Matt Drake

Sumo Cyco is a metal band from Hamilton, Ontario/Canada, revolving around the masterful vision of frontwoman Skye Sweetnam and guitarist/producer Matt Drake, supported by the bombastic rhythm section of Matt Trozzi on drums and Kenny Corke on bass. Some of you might know about Skye from her solo-efforts Noise from the Basement and Sound Soldier dating back to 2003 and 2007 respectively. The music of Sumo Cyco is the logic continuation of what she started over a decade ago, but involving more raw energy and extreme visuals. Something the band implements in their live shows as well.

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Bloodlust (2017) by Body Count: Raw energy with sonic and emotional sophistication and intellect

Fast forward 3 years – enter Bloodlust (2017). In a time when the world seems more culturally and politically divided than ever, in a time when extremes become the new normal, the messages that Body Count has been giving us for the past 25 years still hold true today.

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Overkill “The Grinding Wheel” (2017): A perfect depiction of thrash metal in 2017

Overkill released its 18th studio album The Grinding Wheel on 10 February 2017 through Nuclear Blast under critical acclaim. In my humble opinion, the album deserves a spot in the best albums of 2017 already.

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