Articles by Justin Petrick
Although there are other songs on this EP it really is all about ‘The Duke’, a spectacular song with a spectacular subject and done in such a way that the band really does honor Mr. Ford and all of those lost to cancer and the people they leave behind. As a reviewer I can’t recommend this EP enough and I hope that fans and non-fans alike give this EP a chance as you won’t be sorry. I went into this album not exactly knowing what to expect, but Lamb of God have made me a fan.
From the pummeling rhythms to the power that this band of four can create into epic songs, a band this talented just may save heavy metal as we know it today. – By Justin Petrick
With solid song structures and an endless amount of pure riffs and groove Gygax have fashioned an album that should be enjoyed by all who love their music heavy, dirty and with a bit of a tale to tell. – By Justin Petrick
‘On Tap’ is fun, it is memorable and it certainly doesn’t take itself too seriously. All hallmarks of what a crossover album should be and Goblet’s work here is no exception. – By Justin Petrick
There is nothing unique about Send Them All To Hell. All of the songs sound somewhat similar, there isn’t a lot of variety to what is being played and the echoes of their main bands is a constant but it is a fun album. German Panzer is honest to goodness Teutonic metal with a sprinkle of thrash for good measure. – By Justin Petrick
Justin Petrick had a virtual chat with Dan Cleary of Canadian heavy metal band Striker. Dan gives us his take on the new album, City of Gold, tour life, hanging with Metallica and of course hockey.
I am extremely critical when it comes to new bands trying to break into thrash but I have to say Claw deserves to be here and bring a brand of thrash that will transport you back to the thrash explosion of the 80’s. – By Justin Petrick
There isn’t a bad song on the album. From start to finish one of the most enjoyable thrash albums I have heard in a very long time. – By Justin Petrick
Striker have done it again with City of Gold. They have channeled the Metal Gods of the past and released an album of pure heavy metal that is light years ahead of others in the speed metal genre. – By Justin Petrick
HORNSS has released a stoner/desert album that is original without moving too far out of the genre. – By Justin Petrick
I wish I could have formed a different opinion but the earworm you get from listening to this album shouldn’t be of another band’s song. – By Justin Petrick
We All Die (Laughing) have found a way to create an opus that keeps the listener engaged, entertained, and immersed in a grand song that when it finally ends, leaves the listener wishing for more. – By Justin Petrick
Jizzy Pearl’s Love/Hate’s solo effort Crucified allows you to be a little nostalgic of the past while enjoying an album with a little bit of a current sound. – By Justin Petrick
One of the most accessible thrash albums of the year. – By Justin Petrick
Justin Petrick finds himself confused by Beneath The Storm’s Temples Of Doom release album, mostly due to the wrong information in the press release which came with the release.
Do I like this album? Yes, but I like it because it sounds exactly like Mercyful Fate. – By Justin Petrick
These songs have an atmosphere and energy that most have not seen in the blackened melodic death metal genre in years. – By Justin Petrick
This is one of the best albums to come out this year… – By Justin Petrick
Justin Petrick reviews the new IMAX 3D movie Metallica Through The Never. “…an excellent concert film”
A solid metal release from a band that is still growing. – By Justin Petrick
Really it was just inevitable that someone was going to write a book of metal lists wasn’t it? Who knew it would turn out as this homophobic trash? – By Justin Petrick