Power of Metal.dk Review

First Aid
Style: Thrash Metal
Release date: 21 November, 2014
Playing time: 46:43

The artwork of „Nursedcould mislead you that it’s a matter of revival of blackened speed/thrash metal with a concept of demo sound. However it seems that in Germany there is a very strong law of purity of thrash! FIRST AID do not hammer release after release but when they make it, it had achieved its necessary precision.

The beginning of the album is extremely crude with the quote that became a trade mark of SODOM from ‘Apocalypse Now’. Immediately becomes clear that in riffs direction things are measured in a proportion 50/50 SODOM/KREATOR. This is a very precisely performed thrash metal, but definitely in the manner of the sound of the 80es. We have to point that it is a matter of the period ’87-’89 when the chaos of the extremism is overcome, and is also the golden period of the virtuoso thrash albums. The vocals of Chris Carl remind a lot of Tom Araya, without swine-like falsetto twist from his early years (He is yet the voice of the brutal death metal band HARMONY DIES). Here is the place to mention that the drummer is Max Scheffler who recently released an album with POSTMORTEM.

FIRST AID write their songs in various tempos. They do not hesitate to use middle tempo smashing riffs where they have great power. Although that the presence of the German tradition is strong, the quotes are not much, and the style of the band is specific. The Groove mood is not forgotten, and at the end of the release there is a thrash`n`roll in „Grimace of Lies“, as well as the sodomized again ‘tribute to Chuck Norris’ – „Missing In Action“.

For good or bad „Nursedsounds as a very good release from the end of the 80es. It definitely receives bonus points because of the constant respect toward nurses in the artworks of the band!

01. Horror of War
Chained to Die
Lifetime Torment
Fill the Void
Hit by Shit
Suicide Moshpit
Dead Again
Grimace of Lies
Missing in Action
Rise of the Dead
Label: Iron Shield Records
Distribution: Pure Steel Records
Reviewed by: Rock Thrashler
Date: 4 December, 2014
Website: www.firstaid-metal.de