“V” is a solid thrash metal album that confirms that Havok is one of the most interesting bands of the genre. The American band continues their successful career with a more conventional studio album in comparison with its more adventurous predecessor. Despite being a safer choice in relation to “Conformicide”, “V” is a compact old school thrash offering enriched with sounds from various genres of metal music. Even if there is a modern production, the roots of the Bay Area and Teutonic thrash metal are very intense. This new record will please the fans of the genre.
The Bay Area legends have released a fresh piece of excellent thrash metal, an authentic pleasure for the followers of the genre. This should not be a surprise, because Testament has always given birth to amazing thrash metal material through their long successful career, but on the other hand they have crossed the boundaries of the old school sound
“Riot” makes some real damage with the anger delivered by the vocals and the imponent drumming. “One Wrong Move” keeps up the great job with the engine at full speed including a slow instrumental part at the verse. “Lip Service” could be considered a more entertaining song with a groove sound, which gives space to the ultimate thrash bullet “The End Of The Lie”.
“Ballistic, Sadistic” is a top-notch thrash metal record, a real joy for the fans of the genre.
The quartet from Brazil never stands still and ‚Fear, Pain, Chaos, Suffering’ underlines it. The clean female vocals are something you don’t expect from the Thrash Metal pioneers but fit very well into the context of the album. In general, it’s the bottom part of the tracklist is a bit more experimental and acoustic while the first songs are the ‘right-in-the-face’ smashers with ‘Capital Enslavement’ including the tribal rhythmic the band’s known for
Sifting is morphing into a top-notch Progressive Metal unit set to conquer the world and beyond.
This year has reserved many surprising comebacks in discography and one of them is the return of the thrash metal band Exhorder, twenty-seven years after their latest studio release “The Law”.
In the end, “Awakening”gives the impression that Sacred Reich has still something to say in heavy metal music
Destruction doesn’t take any prisoners when it comes to the new record. Ten musical blasts made it on the album, all belonging to the best Thrash Metal can offer these days.
“Humanicide” is the best material that Death Angel has ever published. With this record, the American thrashers prove that old-school Heavy Metal sound has still a respectful place in modern music business.