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Thrashocore

AxGxB

"Aggravator delivers with this new EP one of the good surprises of the year in terms of vehement and vindictive Thrash."

Rating: 4/5

Album: AGGRAVATOR

*Original text in French*

Grizzly Butts

Grizzly Butts

" They soldier on throughout this EP, achieving their tightest and most brutal recording to date with some intensifying focus on pensive, morbid thrash songs in the tradition of ye olde threshold between 80’s death metal and early 90’s thrash metal precision....Throughout the whole of the full listen it becomes clear that Aggravator are bent on crafting more complex and nuanced riff ideas, stretching out architectural builds atop jagged ‘arena thrash’ breakdowns for a wailing hit of brutal thrash in the spirit of ’91 but with the fidelity of 2019."

Rating: 4/5

Album: Aggravator

On The Road Webzine

Anderson Pulegio

"listen to the first track "Desensitized Devotion" to see these influences, in fact this song is excellent, a first-rate Thrash metal, the best of this EP without a doubt...."while "Carnal Forms" and "Frantic Repressions" show up with intense guitar riffs and the EP ends with "Suspended Agonal Breathing "that also stands out.
In general this EP is very good..."

Rating: 7.5/10

Album: AGGRAVATOR

*Original text in Portuguese* 

Teeth of The Divine

Kristoffer Allred

"the one undeniable fact is that Aggravator, both band and album, brilliantly rip like it’s 1989...The EP strikes on a more personal level as well, as Aggravator features the lead guitar/solo work of late guitarist Jesse Lopez, who passed away last year at the age of 29. It’s always great to see a band triumph in the face of perils and hard times and especially triumph in putting out such great material that features and honors a fallen brother. Regardless of whatever the future may bring, the reality of the here and now is that Aggravator has struck gold with this EP. Though how could they have not? When you can produce material that has a South of Heaven-circa like quality, but with an authorship talent akin to Schuldiner, Azagthoth, Shaefer, Mameli and the likes, great songs are destined to happen."

Rating: N/A

Album: AGGRAVATOR

The Metal Crypt

Luxi Lahtinen

"you get an EP that, despite its brevity, skins most modern releases three times its length alive. Some top-notch songwriting holds it all together, sporting enough attitude and ferocity to make posers within a 50-mile radius flee in sheer terror."

Rating: 4.5/5

Album: AGGRAVATOR

Rock & Metal In My Blood

Davide Cillo

"Having listened to this work really left me with positive feelings, I think it was really a pleasant discovery and this state of happiness for having met a new band is not easy to prove. To be honest, it happens more and more rarely to listen to something that strikes you, especially by browsing through the often valid Thrash Underground bands, but often also unoriginal and similar. The Aggravators, who in truth often go beyond the "Kreator threshold" by playing a real Thrash / Death, have great merits, first of all the one of being interesting to listen to....Believe me, I really listened to so many of these underground works at the turn of the Thrash and Death, and very often they start, evolve and all conclude in the same way: all the pieces, from the first to the last, are equally fast and similar, without no capacity for change and evolution. The Aggravators maintain this sound, which is very important, they never upset the characteristics of the work, which were, are and will remain those. Despite this, they manage to evolve, to propose songs that are always different in their similarity, to change speed and keep the listener fresh and active. Good guys. All of them, all up to the task. I recommend to all lovers of the genre this release, which for me deserves a full 8. task height."

Rating: 8/10

Album: AGGRAVATOR

*Orignial text in Italian*

Metal Temple

Liam Easley

"Starting with Desensitized Devotion...The track delves into different passages with an interlude that provides another dimension of the band’s technique. This is probably one of 2019’s strongest Thrash Metal tracks."

Rating: 7/10

Album: AGGRAVATOR

Metal Forever

"The riffs refer to the golden phase of the genre, even touched with 30 years of difference and cause a feeling of nostalgia, filling the gap that was left by other bands...In the most, it only remains to praise the work of the band and wish that the walk can be full of presentations and lots"

Rating: N/A

Album: AGGRAVATOR

*Original text in Portuguese*

In The Pit Metal Music Zine

A.K.K.K

"To Municipal Waste, Lich King or other such groups of songs and dance, many are falling down on power, others just like or know each other. However, one should ask: Why is Aggravator not surrounded by such cult as the above-mentioned teams? I invite you to the review.......If you like thrash metal that will take you and freak out against the wall, like Whiplash and old Kreator, and you will treat it with Massacre style, then boldly expand your collection with this album."

*Original Text In Polish*

Rating: 9/10

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

The Thrash Metal Guide

"Sterile Existence" is a handsome "beast" thrashing hard with passion mixing the pace at will never setling for a predictable, one-dimensional melee."

Rating: N/A

Album; ALL

Metal Gods TV

Rick Tilley

"it’s bloody enjoyable and this four piece are obviously more than competent musicians, having a great time gigging around the world ripping your heads off in the process!"

Rating: 7/10

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

BDP Metal (Indonesia)

"2nd Full Length Album from American Underground Thrash Metal Band, Aggravator. I reviews this album track by track. Check it out."

Rating: 93/100

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE 

True Metal

Stefano "Thiess" Santamaria

"sharp razors, denim jacket adjusted by a diverse multitude of patches, blue and white cotton threads hanging and the smell of beer."

*Original text in Italian

Rating: 72/100

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Cult Metal Flix

Cult

"Energetic and aggressive, bordering on death territories, this sporting vicious vocals dripping in spite. Plentiful nods to Slayer, Kreator, Exodus and Destruction makes for an album that’s exciting and dangerously infectious from the first track to the last."

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Puro Ruido

Manel Landa

"Sterile Existence" is a record to listen to it from beginning to end without cuts, shaking the head and with a well frozen beer in the hand"

*Original text in Spanish*

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Toilet Ov Hell

Simon Phoenix

"Guitarist Derek Jones commands the mic sounding like a fevered hound chewing on some goddamn sandpaper. And when those grooves snake out from within the 800mph stomping, like on “High Impact Homicides”, you will tear out plaster from walls. Angery as fuck."

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Cross Fire

Joxe Schaefer

*Original text in German*

Rating: 6.5/10

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Headbangers Latino America

Top 130 Thrash Albums of 2016

All Around Metal

Francesco Noli

" return our aggravator with their bone-crushing and furious thrash with a new full-length album entitled "Sterile Existence"

Rating: 3.5/5

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Metal Cunt

Necrogrinder

Sterile Existence is an excellent bill and to put all the fans of Thrash hands, as grumpy as they are. Aggravator pulled out an album that could install them permanently in the landscape of American Thrash Metal alongside Toxic Holocaust, Lich King or Havok to name a few. They well deserve

*Original Text In French*

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

The Demons Be Scribblin

Feind

"Aggravatorcombine sounds from Kreator, Slayer, Megadeth and more for a thrash trip down memory lane than you should enjoy the shit out of it"

Rating: 3.5/5

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

The Gauntlet

Nicholas Statuto

"Sterile Existence is an album strictly for thrash metal’s most fanatical collectors...you’ll find that Aggravator is a band that wholly lives up to its name."

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Power Metal

Bjorn Backers

*Original Text In German*

Rating: 6.5/10

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Cadaver Garden

Viralstampede

"if you are looking for some good neck twisting, violent and utterly destructive thrash, then you don’t have to look any further than this record right here. Sterile Existence is nine total songs of pure thrash that just about kicks your teeth out every chance it gets and even when it does finally knock your teeth out it doesn’t stop there. This record is a shredding monster and one song rolls right after another and they just don’t quit until you are out cold."

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Necromance

Carlos Bermejo

"Nine cuts in almost thirty-three minutes in total, form this album, a work that oozes school Thrasher teutona on all sides"

 

*Original text in Spanish*

 

Rating: 8.5/10

 

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE 

Whiskey Soda

Daniel F

*Original text in German*

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

The Metal Observer

Christopher Santaniello

"Sterile Existence ups the ante somewhat further, striking while the thrash/death iron is hot and delivering a slab of molten punishment replete with endearing European influence along with more brutal, Demolition Hammer-esque sensibilities."

Rating: 8/10

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Sentinel Daily

Michael Stronge

"This is trad thrash, make no bones about it, but the skill in execution and clear commitment to the cause displayed by the quartet make for a surprisingly fresh-sounding take on a well worn blueprint."

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

The Grim Tower

Eric May

"this is the kind of thrash I like. You can hear the Slayer, Sodom, Metallica, Destruction and company influence on the record, but Aggravator are the kind of band that come forth with more force than acts like Slayer have in years"

Rating: 7/10

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

The Dirty Room

AP

"Sterile Existence is nine songs of nonstop Thrash Metal bliss, the only problem being that before you know it it's over and it's time to hit play again! This is seriously one of the finest Metal albums I have heard this year."

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Wings of Death

Chris van der Aa

"The thrash is indeed delicious aggressive, and certainly has the necessary power."

*Original text in Dutch*

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Heavy Metal Maniac

Sergio Vinci "Kosmos Reversum"

"like the furious "Sterile Existence" or other splinters very dangerous as "High Impact Homicides", where it really seems to take a step back thirty years, when they went out records like "Reign in Blood" or "Pleasure to Kill"!

For these reasons, and my affection for that period, I would recommend this album to all the thrashers that such claim malice, devotion and violence without half measures or winks to modernism most vulgar and fake."

*Original review in Italian*

Rating: 68/100

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Midlands Metalheads

Kevin McDonald

"the four-piece have bestowed another offering of furious thrash upon us, in the form of Sterile Existence."

Rating: 6/10

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Daily Metal

Droll

"Raw sound, agressive music material, brute vocals...make no doubts: this is real old-school thrash. There are nine uncompromising tracks in an album, full of aggression and hate."

*Original review in Ukrainian

Rating: N/A

Album: STERILE EXISTENCE

Rock Hard Magazine (Germany)

Stefan Glas

*Original Text in German*

Rating: 6.5/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR 

Soulgrinder Zine

Paul Caravasi

 "If you don’t own this release and are a thrash metal fan, get it right away. You’d be amazed at most of the sounds coming out of your speakers. 10 tracks and this album deserves mighty recognition for, stick with Aggravator and you’ll be fine. This album is pure thrash metal created by amazing musicians." 

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Metal Trenches

"Everything about this album is designed to rock your face off. The very deliberate pacing of the drums is impossible for your neck muscles to deny...if you were looking for some honest to goodness thrash this year, you've found it. It's not in heavy supply these days, at least not in this pure, unrefined form."

Ranking: 8.3/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Metalfan.nl

Ruud

"Not only is the gas pedal relied on, but the music radiates inspiration. You notice that in fine drum rolls, attention to song structures and the many wonderful twin solos."

Rating: 79/100

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

*Original Text in Dutch*

Manic Mosh Magazine

Paul van der Burght

"The riffs are crunching, rhythmic and the allround guitar-flash is textbook Thrash. This is one very convincing and entertaining slab of Thrash Metal that moves somewhere in between Slayer, Death Angel, and Testament without sounding anything like a copy. Great."

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR 

Devils Gate Media

Jools Green

"Sound wise, it's a chunk of honest, no frills thrash that's well varied in tempo, and well delivered, with good, vitriolic vocals, and plenty of shredding. What more could you want?..."It gets even better with the hypnotic 'Fleshwork', one of my favourites of the album. It's thrash, but with a sexy groove, along with superb lead work..."

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR 

All Around Metal

Francesco Noli

" if you are nostalgic thrashers and some 'hardcore, here you will find bread for your teeth."

Rating: 3.5/5

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Metal Mundus

Ray

My favorites is a great opener, sharp, strong and uncompromising, "Born In Uniform", heavy, cylindrical, capital number in the style of Wizard - "Fatalist", starting with wonderfully sounding bass, expanded the number of the title "Populace Destructor" but once again repeat that all the songs are great. For good album comes out also its length. The album lasts nearly half an hour, but the dose of such a music absolutely enough to get her glutes to enjoy ears perfect, cheeky, but with great class zagranym thrash

*Original review in Polish*

Rating: 9/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Kvlt Magazine

Thomas

"Destructor populace is gifted with the rough sound, so this album is necessary for the thrash metal claw......Aggravator And it did record a good album thrash. I praise them for that because many others is not given even come close to their level. I am waiting for the next album."

 

Orginal review in Polish

 

Rating: 7/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Puro Ruido Blogspot

Manel Landa

*Original review in Spanish*

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Terroraiser Magazine

Thrashmentor

"Fans are required to check out this group of music that confirms the version that the modern thrash is worthy of attention, no less than the classical"

 

*Original review in Russian*

 

Rating: 9/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Sangwitok Zine

Mr. Ed Sangwitok

"The catchy banging riffs, killer solo parts, harsh screaming and the marching drum beats. I think this album will stay a bit longer in my player...Thrash metal should be played in the original form without being mixed by new style. You cannot rape the purity of the old thrash metal style. Totally recomended!!"

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Soil Chronicles

Soil Chroniqueur (Metal Freak)

"half an hour of assassins on a rhythmic riffs that in the run almost non-stop"

 

*Original review in French*

 

Rating: 7/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Crossfire Metal Webzine

Joxe Schaefer

*Original review in Afrikaans*

 

Rating: 7/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Wings of Death

Geert van der Laan

*Original review in Dutch*

 

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Demons Report

Vladamir Cincovic (Sapron)

"On  this album you can hear technical compatibility that is brought to the ideal, acoustics are great, the production is phenomenal, also on the album it can be heard and specific thrash metal vocal that absolutely demonstrates the strength of trash metal.This album takes you  in the world of truth, destruction, death, evil."

 

Rating: 10/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Hard Rock Info

Jimmy Bloom

"They have all the right ingredients that makes you thirsty for a cold beer. But their lyrics are hardly any party songs (unless you're a psycho).
You get 10 fast ones straight off. No bullshit, no crap. Just a short thrash attack."

 

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Sounds Good Webzine

"A thrash metal, with fast guitars and a devastating rhythm section precise." 

 

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Gorger's Metal

Gorger

 "...rapid metal with a reckless attitude. Their thrash is fairly light-footed, but tough, and it smells a bit burned.The riffing, pace and rhythm works well and the vocalist has plenty of sandpaper in his throat."

 

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

The Demons Be Scribblin

Cult

"High adrenaline, riffs-aplenty, break neck speed in all the right places and a vocal style that won't plaster a smile on your younger sister's face." 

 

Rating: 4.5/5

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Merchants of Air

Paul

"with sharp, aggressive licks, tight song writing, and the vocal delivery of Mille (Extreme Aggressions / Coma of Souls era).....if you haven't heard this masterpiece yet,  there isn't a better time than right now!"

 

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

The Power of Metal

Markus Falkenberg

"Old school thrash metal. Definitely old school thrash metal........"Particularly the first song “Born In Uniform” reminds me a lot of Kreator with its brutal speed, solos and the singer’s style of shouting out the lyrics. I can easily imagine this song becoming a fan favourite."

 

Rating: 6/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Heavy Metal Underdogs

Joern

"Listening to it this album took me way back to the time when I discovered this genre and started to liked it more and more."

 

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

The Metal Crypt

Luxi Lahtinen

"The band has found the right recipe for their merciless Thrash Metal attacks that plunge into our necks like a storm of nails. First they thrill and then they kill, over and over again."

 

Rating: 3.75/5

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Streetclip.Tv

Michael Haifl

*Original review in German*

 

Rating: 7.5/10

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Echoes and Dust

Mark Steele

"Until I hear anything better, this could probably be the best 'neo thrash' album of the year – I can confidently say that it's that good. Buy this, or be a tone deaf root vegetable."

 

Rating: N/A

Album: POPULACE DESTRUCTOR

Hardrocker

Vlad Nowajczyk

"Sounds like: brutal old school thrash"

*Original review in Polish*

Rating: 7.5/10

Album: AGE OF COMBAT

The Metal Crypt

Luxi Lahtinen

"Texas based thrashers Aggravator attack our necks hard with their nine-track debut EP, titled Age of Combat."

Rating: 3.25/5

Album: AGE OF COMBAT

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