Darker Days Ahead

Release date: August 21st 2006
Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI
Website: www.terrorizer.us

Style: Death metal

Rating: 79/100
Cover artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen

Date: August 20th 2006

It’s hard not to keep in mind what Terrorizer’s 1989 debut, ‘World Downfall’, stands for when listening to the comeback CD ‘Darker Days Ahead’. The new release is a good album albeit only 50 % of the original line-up that has taken part in the recording; Dave Vincent and Oscar Garcia are sadly missing, thus, in my view, lessening the cult effect considerably.  

And when I say good, I mean exactly that: the effort is in no way outstanding although fans of Morbid Angel, Napalm Death and old-skool death metal will appreciate the 12 tracks on offer here, but still, I’d venture, without being overrun by enthusiasm.  

One thing I don’t understand is why the production hasn’t moved one dot since 1989. So much has happened since then, and a fat and juicy production would do wonders for this album.