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HEADS. – Collider

Author: Andy Seibt

Band: HEADS.
Album: Collider
Genre: Noise, Post-Punk
Label: This Charming Man Records
Release Date: April 6, 2018
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Post-Punk and Noise freaks, behold! The mighty HEADS. present their second effort “Collider”, and its a total blast; a ten-song-beast, creating images of dusty badlands, guided by the narrative voice of Ed Fraser, which is part of the uniqueness of HEADS. songs. Hit the title track “Collider” and let it soak you in and prove the greatness of this record. The guest appearances by Kevin Whitley, Luc Hess, Emilie Zoë and Fabian Bremer contribute greatly to the album’s character.

The Moth – Hysteria

Author: Meredith Schmiedeskamp

Band: The Moth
Album: Hysteria
Genre: Doom Metal, Sludge, Stoner Rock
Label: This Charming Man Records
Release Date: November 10, 2017
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The loudspeakers are shaking from the first second of this album, the likeable trio from Hamburg has recorded this year. Although the Stoner/Sludge scene offers an enormous variety of bands these days, The Moth are really one of a kind. Between the driving rhythms and punching fuzz-riffs, there’s frequently a place for memorable two-voiced vocal lines and fragments of melodies. Check out the utter dark in „Blackness“ and the lighter, but not less heavy side in „Loose“ or „Fail“, but don’t be surprised, when your windows break and the neighbors collapse.

Toxic Shock – Twentylastcentury

Author: Tamino Freitag

Band: Toxic Shock
Album: Twentylastcentury
Genre: Crossover, Thrash Metal
Label: This Charming Man Records
Release Date: November 10, 2017
Listen & Buy: JPC, Amazon, Spotify, Bandcamp
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The band name and the colorful artwork already hint at what Toxic Shock deliver with their new album: Classic Crossover Thrash in the vein of Suicidal Tendencies and friends. The five-piece from Belgium sounds fresh and crispy without being too modern or hip. With the vocalist being a mixture between a young Mike Muir and Mantar‘s Hanno Klaenhardt, the riffs citing Slayer as well as the best of the best of 80s Hardcore, and their overall fuck-off attitude and well put lyrics, “Twentylastcentury” is simply fun to listen to and will certainly be a long-time invitee to my CD player.