Amsterdamn, Hellsinki
Style: Swinging Thrash
Release date: 20 June, 2011
Playing time: 40:03

Twister, hurricane, cyclone, whirlwind or Tornado is not something we suffer from in the Netherlands. Due to climate changes, global warming this might however change in the years to come. Fortunately we have another Tornado and this is one you don't need to run away from. This band was formed by Michiel Rutten (guitar) and former American Joey Severance (vocals) and they will get your hair swinging up and down. The line-up is completed by Roel Klomp (Born from Pain) and two members of the Finnish band Amoral. At the moment the band is more a project, but I am sure this band will be a devastating act live on stage.

Joey dresses like a member of a hair metal band such as Mötley Crue or Poison, but the music is pure riff-oriented thrash. This band sounds very American and Joey hasn't got a very aggressive thrash style of singing, but he sounds like a young James Rivera combined with Mike Muir. The groovy swinging-like-2-tits thrash reminds of the early American eighties bands. Laaz Rockit, Death Angel, Exodus, Heathen, Forbidden, Suicidal Tendencies are just some bands that come to mind. The lyrics are full of humour and are far from boring. "Shake that ass....", "Big tits, small tits we don't really give a shit". Just 2 phrases that gives you an idea. You could say that they are a party-thrash band, combining the thrash music with the glam band attitude. The album sounds very heavy and with Peter Tägtgren behind the buttons you would expect that.

High quality Dutch/Finnish swinging thrash the American Way. The record starts with the sentence: "Like Muhammed Ali, we're coming in swingin!" and they are right.


01. A Bold Statement                                         02. Hate Worldwide
03. 3 of 8
04. Massive Extinction Impact
05. Eugenics
Ignorance is Thy Name
07. Noora
08. Blue
09. Priesthood Pedophilia
10. Diva
11. Tunisia Uprising                                           12. Rise Disciples Rise

Label: Listenable Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 23 May, 2011