Worlds Torn Asunder
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 26 September, 2011
Playing time: 41:29

Matured, is the key word for this third Warbringer album. Their debut "War without End" was a nice thrash album, but the band was still searching for an own identity. The somewhat childish cover artwork and lyrics showed a hungry band with potential and pleasure in what they were doing, but it was all influenced a lot by their 'bigger' and older genre brothers. With 'Walking into Nightmare' they took a step forward and with this new album 'Worlds Torn Asunder' they delivered an adult product.

The artwork was done by Dan Seagrave is one of the things that shows us that they mean business this time. On their debut all songs were fast from start to finish, but on this new record they turn down the tempo in several songs ("Savagery" for example) to make them sound more heavy. The songs are still a musical mix of Exodus and Sacrifice but they added some modern Destruction into the mix as well. The only thing that can stand in the way for them to become one of the most popular bands of the new wave of thrash is that they still sound a lot like their big brothers. The singing style of John Kevill and the usual guitar riffs constantly give you the idea that you have heard it all before. The execution and production of the album is superb, and die-hard thrash fans will like it. The big question however is; will it be enough to make a difference?

They surely did everything to make it happen, everything is worked out fine and the more society critical lyrics indicate that the members aren't young snotty youngsters anymore. Time will tell if they take a step ahead again with this album, they didn't leave anything to chance... and I will surely listen to this album with a lot of pleasure and they have my blessing. I am just a big fan of the old-school thrash style and I take the lack of originality for granted when it is executed as superb as it is on "Worlds Torn Asunder".


01. Living Weapon
02. Shattered Like Glass
03. Wake Up ... Destroy
04. Future Ages Gone
05. Savagery
06. Treacherous Tongue
07. Echoes From the Void
08. Enemies of the State
09. Behind The Veils of Night
10. Demonic Ecstasy

Label: Century Media
Distribution: EMI (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 85/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 25 September, 2011
Website: www.myspace.com/warbringer