from Sweden was formed in late 2001 by founder/singer Michel Isberg
and drummer Johan Westman. At first numerous members came and went
but eventually the line-up became consistent and after a few demos
their first full-length album “Degeneration” was released in October
The first thing that hit me about “Degeneration” was
the production. Well, it’s crystal clear but I could whish for a
warmer, deeper and more powerful production.
The next thing that came to mind was; Damn it sounds
like Nevermore. I can’t say I’m a huge fan of Nevermore
so I felt a little down…but after numerous listens I began to
accept the fact that maybe it sounds a little to close to
Nevermore at times, but “Degeneration” is certainly not a bad
proves that Thrash
Metal doesn’t have
completely frantic and delivered at breakneck speeds… they can pound
your goddamn skull in even in a mid-paced tempo. But don’t worry… we
get fast and bone-crushing tracks too, and again Nevermore
comes to mind. Damn… I could swear that I’ve heard the first track
“Salvation For Sale” before…I’m sure I know this track… it
MUST be Nevermore!
Well it isn’t… its
It is quite easy to tell the numbers apart from each
other and most of them are quite good and only a few of them are not
above average. All in all a quite good Thrash release and with a
warmer and more powerful production, this album this album could
have scored 5 to 10 more points in my book!
“Salvation for Sale”, “Blacker than Pain” and “Unholy Demon”.