Generation Kill
Red White and Blood
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 16 September, 2011
Playing time: 51:39

What are you going to do when one of your fellow Exodus members is travelling the world with Slayer? You start a project together with other known musicians. That's what Rob Dukes (Exodus) must have thought. The other most known member is bass player Rob Moschetti (ex-Pro-Pain, M.O.D.). With Jason Trenczer and Lou Lehmann they have recruited two guitar players and the drums are done by Sam Inzerra (Mortician).

Maybe you expect thrash that sounds a lot like Exodus, but that is not the case. You can call it thrash with punk influences if you want. Combine U.S. 80's thrash with a punk attitude and you have an idea. The title track has some army chants in it and their national anthem can be heard in that track too. Next song "Feast for the Wolves" starts like a real 80's thrash track but does also have some more modern serene (Ministry) influences in it. The album doesn't sound like a rush job, I certainly think they took their time writing the songs. A lot of 'new' thrash bands can use this as an example. The band sounds rather old-school, but is able to keep the music interesting. Good solo's, variation, aggression and an experienced frontman make a difference. Most of the songs are fast or mid tempo, there are three softer/slower tracks of which "Self Medicating" is my least favourite one.

If you want a mix of punk and thrash, say a mix of M.O.D/ProPain and the early 80's thrash, and then this has to be an album you will certainly like. Where bands like Evile and Warbringer musically sound like their big brothers more and more, Generation Kill shows how it can be done too.


01. Hate
02. Red White and Blood
03. Feast for the Wolves
04. Self Medicating
05. Depraved Indifference
06. Slow Burn
07. Section 8
08. Walking Dead
09. Dark Days
10. Let Me Die
11. Wish (Bonus - Nine Inch Nails cover)

Label: Season of Mist
Distribution: Season of Mist
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 14 September, 2011