this is a re-release I’ve been waiting for for ages! I loved this
album to bits when I got it on tape from one of my mates back in 1989. I
never managed to find it on vinyl or CD, but here it is!
appropriately released in the series ‘Dutch Metal Cult Classics’
from Rusty Cage, ‘Welcome to the Asylum’ holds the European
end-of-the-eighties thrash metal innocence that those of us who are not
20 anymore appreciate and think of with a soft heart. By today’s
standards, the music is by no means hard, but it still stands out as
being surprisingly aggressive, straightforward and raw after all these
classic track on the album is 1428 Elmstreet (yup, it has a cool Fred
Krueger sound bite to everything off) – it was a hit back then and it
sound is better than I would have expected – helped by a successful
album is definitely for old farts like me who have holes to fill in
their collection – and for those who like to dig into thrash history.
A good buy, this one!