What a debut! From Sweden comes a thrash release that counts among the best I’ve heard for years.
This young five-piece formed in 2004, and recorded this album even before they had a deal, but it's fully professional in sound/production and mixing (made by Pelle Saether and Dan Swanö).
With conviction and energy Soulbreach delivers some extremely melodic and yet ass-kickin’ hard songs: super tight guitar riffs and lots of melody; fast, accurate and varied drumming and precise, aggressive vocals.
The compositions changes between mid tempo and faster parts, that keeps the listeners attention sharpened through all ten tracks – I wasn’t bored or lost attention for one second. In some places it reminds me of Pantera or Testament from their glory days (without becoming a rip off); in other places the Nordic and British style in thrash comes to mind.
Only complaint I can think of is, that it’s a very strange cover for a thrash band – I guess they didn’t care what was on it - if it’s supposed to look like something else than brown spots, I can’t see it. Please get an artist for your next release boys!
There’s not that much more to say than: if you’re a huge thrash fan, like me, get this album at the first possible opportunity.
Recommended tracks; The f**king lot – just dive in!