Power of Metal.dk Review

Heart Attack
Stop Pretending
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 17 June, 2013
Playing time: 45:48

Heart Attack was founded in 2007 and has released an EP in 2009. Now 6 years later this is their first full-length. Somehow I didn't expect that a band with the name Heart Attack would be a thrash metal band, so I had no idea what to expect, but after the first song I had already concluded that this is quality and worth listening to.

First track "Stop Pretending" is a heavy motherfucker with sharp and grooving thrash riffs, a bit in Lamb of God style. Next track hammers away with really powerful drumming and the harsh vocals are varied with growls and a kind of hardcore style sing-a-long part. Damn, is this heavy or what? Next song "Sweet Hunting", featuring Shawter of Dagoba, even tops the 2 first tracks in heaviness. Riff after riff after riff they catapult into your head and the songs swing like the cup-E of my neighbor running the marathon. In the middle of the song, the band opens all registers and I'm convinced.

After that the band continues in serving heavy riffs, groove and sometimes they remind me of Machine Head because of the contagious groove. The biggest stranger amongst the songs is "Raging Load", in that track the band almost sounds like a modern grunge band, which they can leave away if you ask me. If you are looking for riff oriented thrash with a groove, you will have to look out for this, It doesn't get much heavier.

A real riff monster!

01. Stop Pretending
02. Face the Music
03. Sweet Hunting
04. Lazarus
05. Raging Load
06. Down the Way
07. 1902
08. Wasted Generation
09. Thrash Your Neighbour
10. Blackbox
Label: Apathia Records
Artwork rating: 75/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 28 July, 2013
Website: www.facebook.com/heartattackmetal