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This Album will Destroy you!
on June 23, 2009
This album is one of the heaviest thrash albums I've ever heard -and I've listened to a lot of thrash in my time! This album will rip your head off, tear your speakers out and destroy whatever is in range of its decibel-age.
First the tone: the guitar tone is deadly! Ultra-heavy crunch, classic soloing and great arrangements (look we're not talking Rush, Watchtower or Coroner) but musically this album is miles ahead of most thrash records. The bass is a bit buried though there are a few (few) standout moments but again its there for the cushioning and pulse.
The drums... where do I begin?! They demolish -absolutely in your face demolition (pun intended)! Vinny Daze was a double bass beast -there are no prog-metal fills or fancy time signatures, per se. He just plows thru the music, almost like he's leading it -a lead drummer! He beats his kit to death but he is still musical (?) for the style of music we're talking about. This is thrash drumming at its finest, period. (Lars really should listen to this record, hehehe)
Now to the creme dela creme: the vocals... Man, I've listened to thrash in many of its forms (more melodic, technical, hardcore, punk) and these are some of the most venomous vocals I've ever heard! It sounds like he drank gasoline or Everclear before each take! You gotta hear'em!
Look, this album ain't for wussies, wimps or mall-core "I'm into whatever is broooootal at the moment" people... If you like metal-core, death-core or any of that crap -this isn't for you. You won't appreciate the absolute aggression, brutality and pure, unadulterated heaviness this album produces. This album, being thrash metal, puts to shame a lot of death metal albums.
This isn't for you kiddies out there, with your sensitive little ears -who are used to overly-compressed, digital music. This is for us adults, who saw and heard the beginnings of speed & thrash metal and can appreciate this absolute masterpiece! Posers, stay away -purists, rejoice!