Sentenced to Death
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: March 1st 2010

I have always found it strange that there are not many thrash bands hailing from England. After the NWOBHM it has been rather quiet on the heavy scene. Of course there were some bands in other heavy genres such as Paradise Lost, My Dying Bride, Threshold, Dragonforce and Carcass (to name a few) but if you compare it to lots of other countries there or not many bands from the UK which made it.

Abadden is one of the bands that try to get a foot in aground in the global thrash scene. They won a competition organized by Metal Hammer and they were awarded with studio time and 'Sentenced to Death' is the result.

They don't re-invent the wheel and why should they; the band knows how to make a decent portion of thrash. With a singer that has some similarities with Schmier and musically inspired by early Kreator, Megadeth and Slayer they have produced a nice old school thrash album. Nice riffs, hammering drums, good guitar harmonies and solos are the main ingredients. With only eight tracks they prefer quality over quantity and all 8 songs are of a rather high standard, so no fillers here. Short, but furious.

If you are into old school thrash you will certainly enjoy this new Abadden album and I can suggest you to check them out. If this will produce a new wave of English thrash bands, I will be the last person that will regret this and perhaps Abadden is the head of the pack and I hope that many will follow.


01. Sentenced to Death

02. My Misery

03. Violent Assault

04. Atomic Devastation

05. The Hand that Feeds

06. Resurrection

07. Into the Dark

08. The Day Reckoning

Label: Rising Records
Promotion: Gordeon Music
Distribution: Plastic Head
Reviewed by:

Reinier de Vries

Date: February 17th 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/abadden