Power of Metal.dk Review

The Last Warning
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 28 June, 2013
Playing time: 37:52

Hailing form Austria and already their fourth album. I missed their first three, so I stick with this one. Their mix of thrash with death metal grunts and some groove is not very original and you get the idea you've heard it all before. Often that isn't a problem, but on this album it gets boring after a while. If bands like Testament and Kreator wouldn't have been there, this would probably be one hell of an album, but now...

There are just too many similarities, even the singing style of Hans-Jürgen Moitzi sometimes sounds like Chuck, especially in the lower regions. Like Testament the use of grunts sees to it that the music leans towards death metal at times. Thrash metal with deathgrunts and some metalcore influences. Another band I sometimes have to think of is Machine Head, although I can't exactly put the finger on why. Certainly not a bad album, but after the fifth song I loose my attention and that says enough for me. Nevertheless, the musicians sure know what they are doing and if they succeed in becoming more original on the next album, the future could be very bright for them.

Fans of Testament, Kreator, Sodom and stuff take a listen, I think it is close but no Cigar!     

01. The Beast
02. Devil Inside
03. Progression
04. The New Sign
05. Pain and Hate
06. Awake the Red Lion
07. Run
08. Down to the Ground
09. Haunted
10. Now I Bleed
11. Fake Blood
12. Say Goodnight
Label: Massacre Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 29 June, 2013
Website: www.lastwarning.at