Do not confuse this Atrocity with their German namesake.
There are few similarities between the two outfits.
This American quartet has a more...well...American sound. The promo material
wants to sell 'Let War Rage' as an old school death metal album, but to my ears,
this is thrash more than anything. Picture a blend of Carnivore, older Sepultura
and Napalm Death
and you're almost there. Yeah, sounds like a raw bastard, doesn't it?
It is, no doubt, and the whole album has a nice and sludgy kind of feel that
takes a sentimental case like myself back to the days of Pete Steel's NY
HC/thrash days during the mid-80s.
That said, I don't think the 18 tracks of 'Let War Rage' are entirely
waterproof. There are simply too many fillers and too few real hammers. You tap
your foot, but you don't really feel like banging your head, if you know what I
I like singer Rob's voice a lot, though. That's good.