The Scourgerís date with violence is indeed a brutal and
convincing one. Leaning heavily on a rifforama worthy of Slayer,
Testament and Kreator, ĎBlind Date with Violenceí offers more
than one hour of first-class thrash metal that would be cool for an
evening out with the boys.
said, The Scourger has not invented the (thrash) wheel and Jari
Hurskainenís voice tends to get too strained (a bit like listening
to Kreatorís Mille sing Pleasure to Kill constantly) after four or
five songs where little vocal variation is displayed.
funny history behind the release is that it looks like a commercial
surprise. Originally released in
at the beginning of the year, followed by a single that pronto
entered the charts in their home country. So this is a remastered
version with no less than seven bonus tracks. Not surprisingly, two
of these tracks are quite aggressive versions of Slayerís Ghost of
War and Testamentís Over the Wall.
sum: a really good thrash album but not quite holding real classics.