Power of Metal.dk Review

By the Horns
Style: Thrash/death
Release date: 29 November, 2013
Playing time: 37:52

It took this German band Bloodspot 6 years to finally release their album 'By the Horns'. You hear that they control the songs from the first note to the last. Their precision is like a Swiss clock and they play the songs tight as a louse's ass. They play thrash with a big blink towards death metal. Peter Kunz has a voice that holds the midst of an aggressive thrash vocalist and a death grunter.

For a band it is not easy to get noticed in the overcrowded thrash scene and you need to do something special or else to make a difference. With this new album of Bloodspot there is nothing wrong, everything is done and played by the book. The production is done close to perfection and the album cover sticks to the title. Nonetheless I am afraid that this album will drown together with a lot of other average thrash albums. If you like thrash the heavier way, a sort of combination of Lamb of God and the Haunted, check them out.

I like the album, but couldn't find anything I haven't heard before.

01. ...and they brought Gold
02. The Legend of Butch Miller
03. By the Horns
04. Burst Black
05. Death Down There Hold My Approach
06. Volcanos
07. Enter the Gray
08. Death Illusion
09. Far From Innocence '13
Label: Bret Hard Records
Distribution: H 'Art
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 6 December, 2013
Website: www.bloodspot-music.de