Antichrist - Forbidden World LP (Black vinyl)
Perhaps many of the older crowd have the right to dismiss this music as being passé and something that some kids rediscovered and don’t fully understand. But since I have no desire to sound like an old fogy who lectures about how it was done once and shouldn’t be done again, or to be one of these avant-garde types who only go for things that push the envelope to the point that it barely even sounds like metal anymore, I’ll be happy with plenty more of this. This is the kind of metal that can be both scary and entertaining at the same time, blowing your speakers while inspiring that unique one-man mosh pit euphoria that only a real thrashing can bring. This has been done before, and it’s even been done better by a few of the original mainstays, but it ought to be done a lot more and with this level of intensity and intrigue.