This is solid thrash metal but it is unfortunately not
unique. There is one pace - breakneck speed - and that's good, but it could be
more melodic in places, like it is on the final track 'Not Long For This World'.
The lead guitar tones are masterful, and this has been a good turn around. There
is generally speaking not enough distinction from track to track. Everything being so fast doesn't
allow for a lot of room to expand - there are 12 songs on a 40 minute album.
Doesn't mean to say it can't be enjoyed.
Harlot are not - by any means - something to overlook. No. This band are a lot more raw
than many contemporary thrash bands and they definitely have that going for them
- but there is such a things as trying too hard. I think that has possibly happened here.
Diversifying their sound can be accomplished by expanding a little. As thrash
metal evolves it has to expand because as a genre there is not enough room to
diversify using the old skool approach. Just my opinion.
Watch out for them. The album can be heard for free at