The Day of the Beast
The Day of the Beast
Style: Blackened Thrash Metal
Release date: October 15th 2008


Wow... I did not see this one coming!

This self-titled debut album by the American band THE DAY OF THE BEAST really took me by surprise.


Influenced by Chaos, Darkness and Misanthropic Despair... this band is more than ready to conquer the world with their blackened thrash metal that sounds like a mix of the above mentioned bands, plus; Skeletonwitch, The Crown, Defleshed, early Kreator, and early Sodom.


I admit that I gladly swallow almost everything when it comes to thrash metal, but this album is an album that I just cant stop listening to. Every song on the album is a winner and strong enough to stand on its own. Every song is packed with catchy, old school guitar runs that will stun the listener if hes (or shes) a genre fan. Every song should be played a couple of times to grow. Every song will make you headbang like crazy. Every song is packed with energy, passion and attitude.


The production is very 80s and suits the music fine I think. Could have been a tad more powerful... but what the hell!


This is a straight forward, no nonsense blackened thrash metal release that will stay in your CD player for so long, that you will start charging it rent!


Get it NOW!

01. Pangaea Rising
02. Predators Path
03. Beyond Choronzon
04. Harvest of the Heretic's
05. Dead, Yet Dreaming
06. He Who Shuns the Light
07. The Crawling Chaos
08. Awakening of the Morningstar
09. De Vermis Mysteriis
10. Upon the Throne
Label: Canonical Hours
Distribution: Canonical hours
Artwork rating: 70/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: February 15th 2009