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Fates Warning - Darkness in a Different Light: A nice and dark release by one of the pioneering artists within progressive metal, this album sees Fates Warning re-embrace the two-guitar sound and take it in a more rhythm-oriented direction than on their early 90s classics.
Death Angel - The Dream Calls for Blood: Their previous album was an instant thrash classic. So is this one. t seems that Death Angel are angrier and more inspired than ever!
Pro-Pain - 20 Years of Hardcore: The opening riff of 'Damnation'... 'nough said.
Eidetic - Non Conspicuous Warning: An obscure progressively oriented thrash metal demo from a Danish underground band from the 90s metal scene.
Eidetic - Mirror Passway: Another demo from Eidetic, on which they take their brand of thrash metal in an even more quirky and progressive direction.
Eidetic - Promotion Tape 1995: On this demo Eidetic make a radical change in style, embracing a much more hard rock-oriented sound. Still progressive, however, this demo should appeal to fans of Fates Warning's Parallels and Queensr˙che's Empire. Good stuff.
Carcass - Surgical Steel: Carcass are back! This is a brilliant album capturing the best of their previous three releases and wrapping it in a mad thrash-attack.
Queensr˙che - Queensr˙che: Phew! It seems that one of my favorite bands is saved. Having released a number of releases that do not really appeal to me, they kicked out Geoff Tate and replaced him with Todd La Torre, and this seems to have totally reinvigorate the band. This album sounds like the Queensr˙che I love - think Rage for Order, , and Empire. Great stuff!
Realm - Endless War and Suiceity: Another obscure progressively oriented thrash metal band, Realm came up with some really good stuff. Some is straight up thrash and other quite complex and progressive... and they did a thrash metal cover of 'Eleanor Rigby' ferchrissake!