The Harrowed
The Harrowed
Style: Thrash
Release date: September 21st 2007

It is not often that I write this, but on a rare occasion, such as this, I will: It takes Australian thrashers The Harrowed six tracks to finally present something that is interesting!

I have a sneaking suspicion that part of the explanation for is the fact that the vocalist Mick OíNeil at long last takes a break in the until this point seemingly endless and honestly unnerving staccato shouting.

After the instrumental, he takes up the relentlessly boring vocal thread again, and only adding variation in one single instance; the very last song, where he ventures into a series of oddly sounding squeals.

Iíd like to say something really positive about this release, but I canít. On the contrary, I think it sounds as if the drummer is practically falling over his pedals and the sound of the CD is a bit like one of the better demo recording from the early nineties. No, wait, the cover is kinda cool!

Next, please.

01. Profile Unknown
02. The Inner Thread
03. Summoning The Eternal
04. Chrysalis Torn
05. Dark Bliss
06. Another Scar
07. The Voyage
08. Wisdom from the Flesh of the Fallen
09. Torpor (bonus track)
Label: Massacre Records
Provided by: Sure Shot Worx
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 85/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: November 30th 2007