Seven Ends
To the Worms
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 23 March, 2012
Playing time: 40:41

After a 4-track demo EP in 2009 and a live performance at Wacken, they signed a deal with Massacre Records. With that in mind, the expectations are high. The music is a combination of modern thrash, style Shadows Fall and old school like for example Kreator.

Vocalist Jan Bieseman has not the typical thrash-style of singing, but sounds more brutal, a mix of death and black metal. Although there are comparisons with Legions of the Damned and Dead Head, it would not be fair and too easy to stop there. The music has more variety than for example LOTD and sounds more modern than Dead Head. That the band has listened to Kreator a lot is for sure, but there are worse bands that will give you your answers. That the band doesn't only play straight forward thrash best described to be heard in "Nation of Fear", which has some nice melodies.

Andy Classen has mixed the album and he did a decent job, but in my opinion the album could have sounded a bit heavier and the drums sound a bit hollow. All in all, a decent debut album with which the band makes a good start. It will still take some time to push forward towards the top of the Dutch thrash scene, but this will just be a matter of time. Worth checking out for every thrash fan.

01. Deathmachine
02. To the Worms
03. Cadaver Throne
04. Nation of Fear
05. Bloodfields
06. A World in Darkness
07. Hypocrites of Faith
08. Chained
09. Rats
Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 20 March, 2012