second album from this UK based thrash combo. After this years' 3-track EP, it
is once more time for a full length. 6 new tracks, 2 which were already on the
EP ("My Own Enemy" and "Prisoner of Tomorrow") and a short intro is what we get.
For die-hard fans not really enough, a few more new songs would have been
welcome. Vocalist Neil Stevens voice is one you either like or hate. I am not
really fond of his growls and snarls, not enough variation and expression in his
music is quite good, but with the vocals on top I don't get overly excited.
Their mix of thrash, twin guitar solo's the UK way and a big portion of Priest
is not enough to compensate. You can certainly hear that Iron Maiden is a band
they like too. The tempo of the tracks is rather high and they add lots of
melody to stay interesting. During one of the tracks I thought about a band
called Zoetrope; the combination of Steve's voice and the music made me (think
of them). In the UK they are very excited about this band, but I am a little
less exited than they are. Absolutely not a bad album, but for me just a plain
average melodic thrash album. Perhaps visiting the classic thrash-fest yesterday
(Sepultura, Exodus, Destruction, Heathen and Mortal Sin) did make me a little
more critical on new school thrash.