Power of Metal.dk Review

Gama Bomb
The Terror Tapes
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 19 April, 2013
Playing time: 35:57

Irelands thrash combo Gama Bomb has just made their fourth album. There are no big musical differences from their 2009 album 'Tales from the Grave in Space'. With funny lyrics about science fiction, horror, comic books and Nintendo, and I still don't know whether or not I can take them serious.

Their music however is o.k. Their crossover thrash is heavily influenced by early Anthrax, M.O.D. Nuclear Assault and S.O.D. The songs are in speed metal tempo like always and Domo Dixon plays some very good solos. A funny thing is the Sabra Dance part in the track "Terrorscope". Together with Municiple Waste they form the spearhead of today's crossover thrash bands. You love this style or you hate it. The humor, the speed, the tight playing and the sing-along refrains stay the same and to me this is an above average album.

Personally I am a bit more into the heavier and meaner thrash, but once in a while music like this is a welcome variety.

01. The Wrong Stuff
02. Legend of Speed
03. Backwards Bible
04. Beverly Hills Robocop
05. Smoke the Blow with Willem Dafoe
06. We Started the Fire
07. Terrorscope
08. The Cannibals are in the Streets
      (Therfore) All Flesh Must Be Eaten
09. Shitting Yourself to Live
10. Matrioshka Brain
11. Metal Idiot
12. Wrecking Ball
Label: AFM Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 19 April, 2013
Website: www.facebook.com/gamabomb