Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: May 28th 2010

Welcome to the land of rape and money! These are the first words that are screamed by new singer Tina Teal - she replaced Ann Boleyn in November 2009. Détente's statement to the world will always be their first record 'Recognize No Authority" with Dawn Crosby on vocals. No matter how hard the band try in the coming years, the impact of that album will never be reached I guess.

I have to admit that I was never a fan of Dawn's vocals, and I even think that Tina does a better job. She shouts, grunts and screams her way through the short thrash songs. The complete album passes you by in 28 minutes and for a CD that is short. After several times of listening, I still don't find it fantastic what they play. The songs are o.k., but not more than that. The production could be better, but I think that they want to have an authentic sound and this is the way they want it.

With 10 new thrash metal releases every month, Détente has to come with something better to make a difference. Too average, but of course they will sell a few albums, just because they are Détente. This album should have the following foot-note: 'Results from the past are no guarantee for the future'. If they want to survive, they have to improve next time.


01. In God We Trust

02. Predator

03. Kill Rush

04. Degradation Machine

05. Decline

06. Genocide

07. This is Not Freedom

08. Ashes

Label: Cognitive Records
Promotion: Connecting Music
Reviewed by:

Reinier de Vries

Date: May 21st 2010
Website: www.myspace.com/detenterna