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Review: AxMinister - The Crucible of Sin
The Crucible of Sin

Label: Independent
Year released: 2018
Duration: 22"53
Tracks: 5
Genre: Heavy/Thrash

Rating: 3/5

Review online: April 12, 2020
Reviewed by: Mjölnir
Readers Rating
The Crucible of Sin

Rated 2.25/5 (45%) (4 Votes)

AxMinister are a Canadian band that claim to play a form of Power/Thrash, but I honestly have no idea where they get that from. Really, this EP is just some good ol' fashioned beer and pretzels Heavy Metal in the vein of bands like Manowar and... actually, that's the only comparison you really need for them. You get rough yet tuneful vocals, simple but catchy riffs, and lyrics that revel in mythology and debauchery in a way that's sometimes rather off-putting ("I eat you out, you suck me dry/ You've awakened from the lie/ Can't resist the serpent's kiss/As your fear turns into bliss"...yikes). There's not really much else to say about them, and I can't say they're compelling enough to think much about after a single listen. As much as they go on about excess and manliness, this is a pretty safe and unexciting album that while entertaining enough when it's on, leaves me pretty lukewarm when it's done.

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