Italy is full of metal bands and then especially the (symphonic)
power metal ones. The name Ultra-Violence immediately makes me think of thrash
and looking at the colorful cover I can't be mistaken.
production of the album is good, the riffs, solos are edgy and the drums are
tight as an ants ass. Shouter Loris Castiglia (guitars) has a fine harsh thrash
sound in his voice and together with the gang shouting and the typical U.S.
thrash it all sounds a lot like Exodus. I can't deny that there are also
influences of Testament and perhaps some other old school bands, but the bigger
part is Exodus. I'm a fan of that band, so I have not a lot to comment on.
Everything is executed well by good musicians and there is enough variety in
fast opener, a groovier second song, a third slower riff monster etc. etc. The
only thing that I could do without is the Venom cover "Don't Burn the Witch", I
never understood the hype around that band in the past because of their
bad sounding albums and weak songs anyway. The sound of the track on this album
is a lot better, but the song still isn't something special. I push the skip button and do enjoy
the last 2 songs a lot more.
you lack originality, but enjoy a good portion of gang shouting thrash the
American way, this is a fine album for you.