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(review) Anvil-Legal At Last(AFM Records)

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Canadian metal legends Anvil release their brand new full length record with AFM Records. Gotta hand it to Lips and company, they have been persisting since 1978.which became widely known in the funny and heartbreaking documentary Anvil:The Story Of Anvil, that many of us have watched. The new album brings batch of melodic metal/thrash metal songs in Anvil way, with catchy but complex riffs, Lips˙recognizable vocals and some funny themes like ganja, some political themes and some personal related lyrics. For me, the songs that somehow fit best to me are slow and heavy Gasoline, melodic title track and Said And Done. The songs are written well, the album is not boring, and it was a real pleasure to check out these legends again and know that they still persist in their vision of metal.

8/10

 

(review) Jodie Faster-Blame Yourself

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Wow! This is the only thing that I can say after listening to new Jodie Faster record. My friend Karlo told me last Summer about these guys, but somehow they went  under my radar until now. Jodie Faster are from Lille, France and this new release contains 17 songs. The music of Jodie Faster is old school fast hardcore with screaming shouting vocals and fast drumming, coupled with great hardcore songs with some melodic catchy parts here and there. Add to that great lyrics and you get really super band and I can only imagine how this band sounds live, pure fuckin hardcore energy to feed on. Songs like Punk Police, Gloucester`s Finest and Your Gods=Outta My Way, also No Gain Just Pain are my personal favorites. This is fast hardcore old school the way I love it.

10/10

https://jodiefaster.bandcamp.com/album/blame-yourself

(featured band) DESERT NEAR THE END – Of fire and stars from the same titled album!

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Desert Near The End always thought of themselves as a missing link. Taking their first musical steps in the Greek Metal scene of the 90’s, they grew up with the great Power/Thrash Metal bands of that era. In January 2018, Desert Near The End entered Incorporated M. Studios in Athens to record their fourth album “Of Fire And Stars”. This album is a culmination of everything the band draws inspiration from. It’s a Power/Thrash Metal amalgam carved with Death/Black Metal tools. It’s lyrics speaks of how fire and stars literally and metaphorically fuelled human imagination throughout history for “good and bad”. The fitting artwork for the album was created by Giannis Nakos(Remedy Art Design). The album was released at March 22, 2019 by Total Metal Records.

Official links

https://www.facebook.com/DesertNearTheEnd/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCllY-sWWC2fLe-83tHAxQPA

 

(movie) Diary of Diana Budisavljevic is a Croatian must see movie, never to forget!

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Long time no see for some home made Croatian movie to grace the pages of this zine. I waited for this one long time to see. This movie is set into World War II time Zagreb, capitol of Croatia, then being capitol of fascist ustasha state created by Hitler and Mussolini.

Diana Budisavljevic is Austrian, who lives in Zagreb, married to known doctor of orthodox christian fate, Serb and ustasha fascist regime imprisons and kills Jewish women and children, kills people, harasses Serbs and other non Croatian people. Diana sees that and starts an organization to rescue Jewish and other children imprisoned in concentration camps, before it is too late, risking her life and lives of her helpers.

This is a true story movie, the director Dana Budisavljevic(very distant relative to the title characters) made a dark, heavy falling movie about humanity in times of darkness. The movie is a combination of feature film and documentary, because at the same time as Diana´s story, four survivors in real life tell their stories and their recollections of a childhood shattered by Holocaust and imprisonment with death and starvation. I can`t remember the last time some movie shook me so much. I was alone in my row of my hometown theatre and dared not to breathe. Alma Prica is superb as the title character, but rest of the cast is also fantastic, namely Mirjana Karanovic, Kruno Saric, Kresimir Mikic, Vili Matula and others. The story of Diana Budisavljevic was long lost and forgotten although she saved over ten thousand children during the war. The story was lost because after the war in 1945.when communist regime came, she became an enemy of the state due to her Austrian descent and the regime took from her all the files and names of the children who were saved, also pictures of nameless children and that files were never found to this day. This is a movie about real horrors of ustasha fascist servant regime, the criminals who some people nowadays try to apologize and rise again in our home country. We must never forget. We must never allow fascism, Holocaust and murder and all the hatred rise again. This movie is a warning.

(review) Jet8-Chasing The High

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Jet8 are Czech band based in Prague and this is their new record. I must admit this record is the first one I have heard from this band. I am sorry that I didn`t listen to them before, because the music Jet8 create is really fantastic. They play a mixture of more harsh hardcore punk with skacore full of hardcore punk guitar riffs, catchy choruses made for singalong and nice vocal lines beautifully arranged, on top added some screaming vocals and trumpets. Sounds like mish mash of everything, right? But, no worries, the record and the music is just super. The songs like Chasing The High, Die Alone and Minute To Midnight being my favorites. Nice one.

8,5/10

https://www.facebook.com/jet8cz/

(review) In Case Of Ire-In Case Of Ire

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In Case Of Ire are coming from Sweden and that country has a great tradition in delivering awesome melodic hardcore punk bands such as No Fun At All, Millencolin, Satanic Surfers…

This is their debut e.p. and it contains 4 songs of fast melodic hardcore punk not unlike the above mentioned bands. The lyrics are rather personal, but nicely written and there are also some hardcore influences like in awesome Resistance Is Futile. The vocal harmonies are good, the hardcore energy on which we all feed is here, and you can check this one out, if you love your hardcore energetic and melodic, you will not want to miss this one.

8/10

https://incaseofire.bandcamp.com/album/in-case-of-ire

(news) You can watch 4K videos from now on Brutal Assault YouTube channel!

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New 4k videos on Brutal Assault‘s YT channel!

Although the festival takes place in the summer, we publish excerpts from some of the shows on our YouTube channel throughout the year. The viewers thus have a chance to recall some memories in this way, or check what they missed in the packed lineup. Or check BA if they haven’t been to the festival yet.

In addition to three edited shows from the last year and a special extended festival aftermovie, our YT channel has a new feature – all the videos are now available in 4K, so you won’t miss even the slightest detail!

A fresh addition to the channel is this piece of IMMOLATION show! IMMOLATION is a synonym for thought-through death metal with strong opinion, opposing all false sacraments. Their unique approach to composing and true death metal attitude and sound gained them countless followers, who worship their legacy. And that includes us!

Previously we have already published videos from Belgium’s own precision butchers ABORTED and dreamy British trio TOSKA. Also make sure to check out the special extended festival aftermovie published by the end of the last year!

ABORTED https://youtu.be/r1CMlzPRC7g

TOSKA https://youtu.be/zts9r–XuDo

official aftermovie https://youtu.be/VuEKnTDTuys

special extended aftermovie https://youtu.be/7uDhWyANpos

All our videos are now in 4K, enjoy even the smallest details!

Tickets: https://shop.brutalassault.cz/ FB event: https://www.facebook.com/events/493050868165392

List of confirmed acts so far: 1914, THE AGONIST, ALCEST, ARCTURUS, AS I LAY DYING, ASPHYX, ATARI TEENAGE RIOT, AUTHOR & PUNISHER, BENIGHTED, BEYOND CREATION, BLOOD INCANTATION, BLOODBATH, BUTCHER BABIES, CATTLE DECAPITATION, CRADLE OF FILTH, DARK FUNERAL, DARKEST HOUR, DENIAL OF GOD, DESPISED ICON, DEVIN TOWNSEND, DRACONIS INFERNUM, EVOKEN, EXCREMENTORY GRINDFUCKERS, EXHORDER, EXHUMED, FEVER 333, FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE, FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, FRONTIERER, FUELED BY FIRE, HAVOK, HENTAI CORPORATION, IMPERIAL TRIUMPHANT, KATATONIA, KVELERTAK, LIFE OF AGONY, MANES, MASS INFECTION, MAYHEM, ME AND THAT MAN, MELT-BANANA, MERCYFUL FATE, M.O.D., MUNICIPAL WASTE, MYRKUR, MYSTICUM, NAILED TO OBSCURITY, NECROPHOBIC, NECROT, NOCTURNUS AD, OBITUARY, OTTONE PESANTE, PARADISE LOST, PENSÉES NOCTURNES, PENTAGRAM, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Performing A Vulgar Display Of PANTERA, PSYKUP, RAZOR, RED FANG, RING OF SATURN, SACRED REICH, SHADOW OF INTENT, SIGH, SOEN, SOREPTION, STATIC–X, STRIGOI, SUFFOCATION, TERROR, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, UADA, VADER, VALKYRJA, VENOM, WHILE SHE SLEEPS, WORMROT