Born to Perish

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Release Date:
9th August 2019
Record Label:
Nuclear Blast
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They always talk about the big four German thrash bands, but for me there are only 2, Kreator and Destruction. With all respect, Sodom and Tankard don’t deliver the same quality in my humble opinion. Both bands almost never disappoint when they bring out a new album. After being a 3 man band for many years, Destruction is a 4-piece again and that certainly is going to be a difference at live gigs. But also already on this new album the twin guitar work already blossems.

From start to finish, Born To Perish grooves like hell. Songs that swing and very strong galopping riffs accompanied by melody and aggression. Typical Destruction, but stronger than ever. The fast opener which also shows that new drummer Randy Black is a real animal on drums, is Destruction all the way. The title track could have been on an album like Eternal Devestation as well. Schmier his typical voice sounds still the same after so many years. Some Bay Area influences can be found back in the riffmonster ‘Tyrants Of The Netherwold’ and closer ‘Rat Catcher’ is a very variable a bit more chaotic track. Personally I find the riffs in the song ‘We Breed Evil’ and ‘Rotten’ some of the most interesting and contagious ones I have listened to recently.

The modern heavy sound, the variety, the galopping and grooving songs see to it that this new album is for me their best in the last 20 years.


01. Born To Perish
02. Inspired By Death
03. Betrayal
04. Rotten
05. Filthy Wealth
06. Butchered For Life
07. Tyrants Of The Netherworld
08. We Breed Evil
09. Fatal Flight 17
10. Ratcatcher

Playing Time: 46:00

Schmier: Bass/Vocals
Mike: Guitar
Damir: Guitar
Randy: Drums

Reinier de Vries
About Reinier de Vries 383 Articles
Once a metal head, always a metalhead. My parents thought it would only be a period, but they were wrong. I quit to explain the beauty of metal music to others that are not into metal, because it is something you can't tell in words... It is like explaining to a teetotaller why a cold beer is so nice on a hot day... I started with bands like Accept, Metal Church, Iron Maiden and Metallica in the eighties and I think I will still listen to them when I'm stone deaf and old...

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