When in 1986 the debut of
ASSASSIN came out it crushed the current releases of
Three men from the early years
of the band participate in the break of silence - Robert Gonella (vocals),
Jurgen ‘Scholli’ Scholz (guitars) and the wanderer Michael Hoffmann, who was
The result is a return to thrash
metal standards of the early albums of ASSASSIN. Behind each of the songs there
is a little bit punk coming from 2005. This is more sensible in the constantly
fast EXPLOITED rhythm. The vocals of Robert are not as high as before. And also
they are not high in the more kidding parts of the lyrics which are a lot. They
remind Gerre from TANKARD. We cannot miss the brilliant cover artwork in the
style of the new
The constant punk rhythm although it is broken up at many places makes the songs faceless and makes the album an idea more monotonous than it is necessary. Even the slowest track in the album ‘No Fear’ suddenly enters the cliché. It is hard for me to believe that Harris Johns allowed rather digital sound which creates a distance among the musicians – especially in comparison to the eponymous demo from 2008.
Although the above-mentioned faults ‘Breaking the Silence’ is a remarkable album. I hear ASSASSIN again and if this line-up retains I will expect something exceptional.