Drunk or Dead...
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: October 10th 2009

Hahahahaha, this is SO Tankard, you wonít believe it!


Whether thatís a good thing or a bad thing is naturally for you to decide, but for me itís somewhere in between. Tankard never was a top notch act for me, but itís also one of those bands that youíd rather not be without because they helped put the fun in metal and have persisted trends and the fashion police for more than twenty years.


The spirit of Tankard - because there is a such - lives in these four Italians. Full-on, raving thrash metal the way only Germans usually play it. SO mid-eighties, SO silly in its alcohol-driven lyrical universe, complete with burps, rowdy pub crowds and everything, you canít help loving 'Drunk or DeadÖ' a little bit if you listened to Tankard back in the day.


But make no mistake: there is also hard core thrash metal in the nastier vein on the album. Try Sardinian Beer or the Sepultura (anno 'Beneath the Remains') inspired Age of Misery. Itís not all just funíníbeer, trust me. Thatís real thrash spirit for you!


A big Prost! for the thrash metal of lore.


01. Intro

02. Pay with your Blood

03. Sardinian Beer

04. Age of Misery

05. Alkoholik Metal

06. Kill Without Remorse

07. Resuscitate

08. Sick Orthopedic

09. Thrash Metal

10. Drunken till Death

Label: Punishment 18
Promotion: Punishment 18
Artwork rating: 60/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: December 6th 2009