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Best of the Underground 2015

Well boys and girls, the time has finally come to bust out your finest Tequila and wave goodbye to all the mistakes you made in 2015 as to make room for all the new mistakes you’ll make in 2016. We here at TMF would hate to send you out without some killer tunes to keep the festivities going so we’ve compiled the top 5 bands we covered in 2015. Here’s to you, here’s to one hell of a year, and here’s to the Underground!!

 

#1. PRONOSTIC

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Considering these cat’s were the last to get covered before everyone went on vacation, they made the biggest impact with our staff. Here’s what we had to say…

“Pronostic, have managed to fuse together both technical and progressive Death Metal attitudes with bone chilling tones and magnificent peaks and crevasses resulting in an album that will blood eagle your soul with its intensity, and then place a single rose at your feet as the vultures pick at your rotting carcass.”

Damn.. Maybe we got a little to descriptive with this one? You can check out the full review and check out the band using the links below.

Full Article: HERE

Have a Listen: HERE

#2. DECIMATUS

Coming in at an extremely close second was a band we covered on a guest spot for Metal Temple, Decimatus. It almost hurts putting these Aussie natives any less than second, but hey, this is why we get paid the big bucks, right?

“There is not one weak link in the chain with DECIMATUS. Power, groove, technique, stamina, and the ability to make this journalist smile for an entire album are just a few of the reasons, “Catalyst For Rage”, is my early front runner for album of the year. Now, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, give me the horns and get yourself back in that pit.”

Full Article: HERE

Have a listen: HERE

#3. TORMENTER

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Thrash, Thrash,and just for good measure, some more Thrash. Would you expect anything less out of good ol’ California? This album was a re-realease but one worthy of takin our middle spot in the countdown. Here’s a little taste of why…

“Close your eyes and picture, if you will, Slayer and Exodus having a musical baby. Got it? GREAT! Now imagine Obituary and Ascendancy era Trivium have a musical child of their own. These two babies grow up together, they fall in love with one another, then during a night of sweat whips and passion, the condom breaks. The ensuing serial killer, i mean… baby, with its sweet guitar licks and unstoppable double bass would get you in the ballpark of the absolute madness that is Tormenter.”

Yeah… maybe we should cut back on the visual descriptors just a tad next year…

 

Full Article: HERE

Have a Listen: HERE

#4. DEADPOOL

Coming in fourth, we have probably one of the most highly debated bands that we cover this year. While yes, the name does bear a striking resemblance to an action hero, all the hooplah was over us crowning these guys the new Sepultura. Or maybe it was something about Max Cavalera… Find out for yourself.

“Chris Wolfe delivers a stellar performance using great timing, epic rolls, and down right nasty drum fills that Igor Cavalera himself would tip his hat at.”

 

Full Article: HERE

Have a Listen: HERE

 

#5. Gladius Sky

Finally, rounding out the TOP 5 of 2015 is the brain child of one incredible musical mind. We were taken back by covering the one man project, but then we pressed play and, well, just read this…

“The track compositions were laid out by Revak but Hannes took the design and delivered kickboxer power with ballerina grace. What you will hear truly is beauty in aggression, and power in structure.”

Full Article: HERE

Have a Listen: HERE

 

 

Well, there you have it friend’s. It’s been one hell of a year for music and 2016 promises to be even better. From That Metal Fan to you, we would like to thank every single one of you for following us, supporting us, giving us killer music and a reason to do this in the first place. Have fun bringing in the new year, play something heavy, and for the last time in 2015…

 

KEEP IT METAL,

\m/That Metal Fan\m/

 

 

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“Deadpool”- The next Sepultura

For some reason or another no matter how many times Max Cavelara tells the world their will never be a Sepultura reunion with the original line-up, the world still seems content to keep asking. We get that people want that old school Tribal Thrash Metal powerhouse to make a return but instead of beating the dead horse, we offer you the next best thing; fresh music from a band that is actually around (Sorry but the new line-up is barely passable as Sepultura anymore) that keeps that torch burning bright. Deadpool, (No, not the Marvel character) is a band coming out of San Antonio, Texas and they deliver one hell of a good time.

  Chris Wolfe delivers a stellar performance using great timing, epic rolls, and down right nasty drum fills that Igor Cavalera himself would tip his hat at. The guy absolutely slays with his stick work. Carlos Lopez and Gordon Ireland have created an interesting guitar sound using an unusual mix of Sepultura inspired grooves paired with Lamb Of God style riffs. As if this weren’t reason enough to give these cat’s your attention, their solo’s are reminiscent of Dethklok’s structuring and tone. When strung together these elements create a phenomenal auditory assault.

From Deadpool Facebook Page
From Deadpool Facebook Page

Deadpool are up for Best Metal Band in this years 2015 San Antonio Music Awards. We highly suggest you check these cats out using the links below and then go and cast your vote for them also using the link below. Don’t you love it when we do all the work for you? As always boy’s and girl’s…

5/5 Horns

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