Rise, Vulcan Spectre
Style: Old School Thrash
Release date: 13 January, 2012
Playing time: 34:45

Aaaaaarghhhhhh .......... thraaaaaasssshhhh. That were the first words (if you can call it words) that entered my mind. This is what I call thrash. A lot of other just starting thrash combo's should listen to this band and then they will realize that besides playing some riffs and fast drums, you have to live and breathe thrash.

This band from Kolbotn, Norway is true. They are far from original and are heavily influenced by the classic 80s thrash bands: Kreator, Slayer, Possessed, Sadus, Dark Angel, Whiplash and Destruction. The music I grew up with, the music that is settled in my heart, brains and body. I have listened to a lot of thrash music over the last years, but this record is a fist in the face, a real kick in the nuts. What an aggression, dedication and conviction they have thrown into their music. If you think that the first Sadus album, the first 2 Kreator albums and the first Possessed album never have been beaten, I advice you to listen to this piece of devastating music. I know that there will be a lot of reviews, where they will say that the music is not original, but don't let that keep you from listening to and buying this album. You will not regret it.

Thrash with a capital T.


01. Cast Down to the Void
02. Blood Wisdom
03. Embrace the Oracle
04. Coven of the Minotaur
05. The Usurper Command
06. Rise, Vulcan Spectre
07. Twelve Depths of Hades
08. Raised by Dogs

Label: Indie Recordings
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 11 January, 2012