Marty Friedman has released his new album today, and I decided to read up on his career on Wikipedia to celebrate such a significant event. All I knew about Marty is that he played in Megadeth and now resides in Japan. Turned out that our world is a very small place because also he recorded the guitar track for the song “Moon Pride”, which is the opening of the Sailor Moon Crystal!

So, here come a couple of songs =)

Japanese Marty. He speaks Japanese great, by the way (hm, I shouldn’t be so surprised, probably, he’s lived there for, how many, 14 years?)

Moon Puraidu

Good old Megadeth days (his most famous solo)

Harlott – Extinction

It happened! For me, Harlott has become one of the most significant events in the world of thrash metal in recent years and inexorably becoming one of my favorite bands. They have released three full-length albums and one EP, and all, all of them are insanely great. The latest album, “Extinction” has been released today and trust me, this shit will be mercilessly smashing you in the face for 50 minutes without any pauses. My only hope is that these guys aren’t going to to add some “new elements” to their music.

In March, with the 2-weeks interval “Havok” and “Warbringer”, ones of the most famous representatives of modern thrash metal, released their new albums. Havok’s “Conformicide” is better then their previous work, “Unnatural Selection” but still isn’t as aggressive and fast as “Time Is Up”.

On the other hand – Warbringer is a typical Warbringer, despite the fact that the line-up changed almost entirely some time ago.

To sum up, these bands haven’t disappointed but the album I’m really looking forward to the newest Harlott’s one. Three singles they have already released are amazing but I’m not ready to start celebrating yet. Unfortunately, we’ve had so many examples when those two or three songs that are released as singles have nothing to do this the reset of the album.