If this had been 1988, Iíd probably have been raving.
But itís not.
And I'm not raving.
We just plunged into 2009 and over the years Iíve come to like versatility and variation a lot more than I did back then. As long as it was hard and heavy, I liked it. And there werenít that many bands back then, we were hungry for anything hard. And stuff.
You often listen to bands that hit the vein and play it old-school. Thatís cool. Then you have the others who just come across old-fashioned.
Swedish Deceiver belongs to the latter category. Thrash metal the way weíve heard it a thousand times before, doesnít move any boundaries as much as an inch.
And not only that, the album more or less sounds the same all the way through, only interrupted but the 8th track (The Dungeon) where things are slowed down a bit, and the singer does something a bit different from the other 9 tracks.
Thatís practically the only instance where I wake up when I listen to ĎThrashing Heavy Metalí and that doesnít earn the thrashers more than a score just over the average.