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Ewïg Frost - The Railroad To Hell
Blackened Speed Punk

These guys must be the illegitimate bastard brothers-in-arms of Iron Fist... The 4 track EP is under 10 minutes of, well, High Octane Anarchy, showcasing two tracks off a past album, two off a forthcoming one. "Deepwater Horizon" is a special version, performed in the band's native Viennese German. Heavy Metal Vomit Party time!

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Frontside - Twilight Of The Gods - A First Step To The Mental Revolution (2006)

When I first read on the cover of my promotional copy that Nergal of Behemoth said about Frontside (I'm quoting him) "This band proves that Metalcore may have big balls! Mindblowing energy with lots of melody. Awesome band!" I thought that I had in my hand something which was probably surprising and original, something new finally! Actually I will let you know it right now, "Twilight Of The Gods - A First Step To The Mental Revolution" is definitely not the good European... (by Jeff)   Read more ››

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