The Blood of Titans
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 28 November, 2011
Playing time: 47:11

The 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 voice.

The 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.


01. Prelude
02. Echoes of an Unclear Past
Function of the Human Condition
04. My Own Enemy
05. Eyes of Madness
06. Prisoner of Tomorrow
07. Death Takes Us All
08. Reflections of the Forsaken
09. Claustrophobia

Label: Transcend Music
Promotion: Smash it PR
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 27 November, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/eliminationband