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Rezet – ‘Deal With It!’ (Metalville)

Rezet play good old-fashioned thrash metal, giving a modern twist on the old-school format of the genre – and there is nothing fucking wrong with that in our book. Sometimes bands try to overthink things, especially as they advance further and further into their careers, losing site of their roots in the process. While this, Rezet’s fourth album, does show a massive degree of maturity in both its approach and delivery, it is very firmly rooted in the thrash tradition of the band’s native Germany, referencing both the country’s pedigree and the way in which the genre has moved forward since the likes of Destruction and Kreator first flew its flag.

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Decapitated/Dyscarnate/Baest/Bloodshot Dawn – Belfast, Voodoo – 14 February 2019

It’s just as well we don’t really celebrate Hallmark Day here at ÜRHQ – well, not in the sense of going out for an over-priced dinner that would cost you half the amount any other night of the week, only to have waiters hovering over the table forcing your to virtually gulp your grub down yer gob at heartburn-inducing speed ‘cos there’s a queue a mile long waiting for a table you can usually spend all night hogging… sure, wouldn’t we be much better served crammed into on of our favourite clubs along with an assorted bunch of fellow metallians for an evening of ear-shattering DM?

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Blood Red Shoes – ‘Get Tragic’ (Jazz Life)

DJ Monk first came across Brighton’s Blood Red Shoes at the turn of the decade, when he stumbled across their excellent ‘Fire Like This’. Not his normal cup of mead, there was just something about Laura-Mary Carter’s vocals in particular that drew him into their darkly neurotic otherworldliness which, to Monk anyway, lay somewhere betwixt the morbidity of The Cocteau Twins and the gothic blues of The White Stripes. Shortly afterwards, he picked up the wonderful ‘In Time To Voices’, an intensely appealing album which still gets the occasional play (especially when herself is out of the house), most recently when he received the press release proclaiming that the duo had once again emerged from the studio with new material for our aural delectation.

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Rezet – ‘Deal With It!’ (Metalville)

Rezet play good old-fashioned thrash metal, giving a modern twist on the old-school format of the genre – and there is nothing fucking wrong with that in our book. Sometimes bands try to overthink things, especially as they advance further and further into their careers, losing site of their roots in the process. While this, Rezet’s fourth album, does show a massive degree of maturity in both its approach and delivery, it is very firmly rooted in the thrash tradition of the band’s native Germany, referencing both the country’s pedigree and the way in which the genre has moved forward since the likes of Destruction and Kreator first flew its flag.