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This review is from: Tempo of the Damned (Audio CD)
This is truly one of the heaviest albums to be released in awhile & high on the Exodus accomplishment list.
Is it original? Probably not. Is it groundbreaking? Na..... but it sure is something we've needed for a long time!
It is not 100% thrash but is sure isn't nu-metal (or marginal death metal) crap we've been fed either. It simply never let's up. Aggressive hard driving guitars is what we wanted & this delivers the goods!
You can feel the spit & anger coming outta Steve Souza's vocals & yes, this is a foul, pissed off album. This would not come over with the same intensity if it was any other singer.
Alot of people may get offended if they take the lyrics too seriously, but hey, this is America & we all have our right to voice our religious & political opinions & there sure is a firestorm present on this album.
The guitar work is stellar the entire album & there's just nothing here that is marginal. Forward March, Blacklist, & War is My Shepherd will get your fists pumping if you don't go off the road banging your head. If you are a fan of this band's entire catalog, you will not go wrong here. It's just too damned heavy not to like!