are quite a few cool retro-thrash outfits out there these days. Evile, Dr. Evil,
Municipal Waste to name but a few. Like those bands, US combo Possessor have the
attitude of the age (i.e. 1985-1988), but to be honest, there's something
missing here to make it spot-on good.
Compared to other bands, let's take Evile, there's a different level of
musicianship. 'City Built With Skulls' comes across as being a tad chaotic and
untight, and even if singer Robbie sounds a bit like the late David Wayne (Metal
Church/Reverend), it doesn't save the day. A couple of terrible solos (the first
solo of Hammer and Nails being the prime example), a drummer who can't quite
catch up with himself all the time and messy compositions, well, it doesn't
really cut it in my world.
That said, 'City Built With Skulls' has its moments (the aforementioned tune
Hammer and Nails for example has a cool main riff), and hardcore fans of early
Metal Church, OverKill and Slayer should probably have a listen.