The Devilty
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 28  February, 2011
Playing time: 43:46

Old school or new school thrash? It is the best of both worlds, so I just call it high school thrash. Pitchblack takes you by the balls after a few seconds, when "Replacing God" starts. Up-tempo polka beats, huge thrash riffs and groovy parts is what they serve. Singer Daniel has an aggressive singing style, sometimes a bit too much hardcore sounding in my opinion, but that's just a matter of taste.

Off course riffs pass by that make you think of several big thrash combo's from around the world, but Pitchblack is able to combine this in a way, so that it never sounds unoriginal or boring. The up-tempo thrash with breakdowns, nice guitar solos and grooving parts is well performed and Tue Madsen gave it a good sound. The only song they could have skipped is "One Day we’ll break 'em". A slow track that doesn't impress me. Fortunately this is the only failure, next track "Bandido" is again a fast thrash rage. The first groovy tunes of "The Siren Song" even reminded me of something Cavalera could have written. I think you get the picture: this CD has enough variation.

This second album of Danish thrash act Pitchblack has made it clear that good thrash is not only made in the US or Germany. A nice groovy combination of the older stuff and the more modern thrash. Recommendable to old and new school thrashers!


01. Replacing God
03. You're Fucking Below Me
04. Don't Make Me Mad
05. One Day We'll Break 'em
06. Bandido
07. The Siren Song
08. I Return
09. Revenge (...Injustice For All)
10. Promise of a Dead Man

Label: Mighty Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 24 February, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/pitchblackdk