Power of Metal.dk Review

Neckbreak Nation
Stroke of the Devil's Hour
Style: Technical Thrash
Release date: 7 April, 2014
Playing time: 37:01

I understand why Danish label Mighty Music has signed this Dutch thrash band. They are just a little bit different from the lot. They combine elements of several genres and do this in a way, so that the band doesn't sound like the umpteenth new thrash band. In 2011 they released an EP called 'Warchitects' and the band changed from a 4-piece into a 5-piece. New is guitarist Pascal and also a new singer Sander has joined the band. One of the members is drummer Ivo Maarhuis, who also plays in Izegrim.

Why is this band different from the lot? Well, because their music is a combination of thrash, has metalcore kind of vocals, progressive elements, especially the guitar soli and that with a certain groove in the songs. It is a kind of combination of Hatesphere, Textures, soli reminding of the Varney period and that with a nice groove. Neckbreak Nation is technical, but has succeeded in writing songs that stick. Enough songs to bang your head to and you are warned, don't break it. That the band dares to take a risk can be seen in letting a former DJ and hip hop producer master the record. I have to admit that he has done a good job.

If you are ready for some interesting rather technical and groovy thrash, check this out.

01. Endless
Detest the Faith
Beyond the Treachury
Interlude to Inception
Stating Equality
Evolve to Six
Another Lie
09. Outcasts
Label: Mighty Music
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 8 April, 2014
Website: www.facebook.com/neckbreaknation