Genre: Thrash Metal
Released on June 1st, 1989 on Steamhammer Records
Sodom is one the most influential metal bands of all time. If Metallica is one of the Big Four of US Thrash, then Sodom is one of the Big Three of German Thrash. Agent Orange was released way back in 1989 and would be their third full length. The fantastic riffing and guitar work of Frankie Blackfire, and the distinct gruff barking vocals of Tom Angelripper helped make this album a timeless classic and essential to any metalhead’s LP collection.
RIYL: Destruction, Kreator, Slayer, Toxic Holocaust, Venom
1. Agent Orange
4. Remember the Fallen
5. Magic Dragon
6. Exhibition Bout
8. Baptism of Fire
Genre: Power Metal
Released on January 17th, 2014 on Inner Wound Records
Persuader are back after three highly received albums and an eight year wait with album number four. Lots of Blind Guardian influence and similarity; songs are full of bombastic melody and the powerful vocals of Jens Carlsson. The production of the album is crystal clear making this album a very strong one.
RIYL: Blind Guardian, Sabaton, Iron Savior, Powerwolf
1. One Lifetime
4. Deep in the Dark
7. Sent to the Grave
Genre: Melodic Death Metal
Independently released on September 27th, 2013
Bloody Pride is a French melodic death metal band formed in 2009, and have released their debut album Unleash Your Wrath here in 2013. Pretty solid melo-death throughout. The Gothenburg influences are pretty obvious to grasp, and the musicianship is apt; catchy guitar riffs and growly vocals are constants but songs at times they will occasionally slow the pace to offer up some dynamic melody.
RIYL: At the Gates, Soilwork, Gojira
1. Dying From the Inside
2. My Great Scars
3. No Sense for Life
4. The Bloodrider
10. Unleash Your Wrath
Origin: United Kingdom
Genre: Sludge Metal, Stoner Metal, Progressive Metal
Independently released on December 12th, 2013
Dune is a 4-piece metal band from Edinburgh, UK. Who are influenced by variety of musical genres including sludge, doom, stoner, and progressive. Progenitor is their debut EP.
RIYL: Black Tusk, YOB, Electric Wizard, Eyehategod, Orange Goblin
5. When Planets Die
6. Red Giant