Power of Metal.dk Review

Dr. Living Dead!
Crush the Sublime Gods
Style: Crossover Thrash
Release date: 23 February, 2015
Playing time: 46:02

Old school American crossover thrash, not from the U.S. of A, but  from Sweden. The masked members with names like Dr. Toxic, Dr. Rad, Dr. Mania and Dr. Slam have been picked up by Century Media and that says something. Not only their live performances are famous, but this new album is one that will be liked by many also. Their music is a feast for those of you that like music of Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax and Nuclear Assault, S.O.D. and D.R.I. Also if you are more into younger bands like Municipal Waste and Toxic Holocaust, you will be pleased. Combining thrash riffs reminding of Anthrax and Overkill with the hardcore/punk elements of D.R.I. with a Suicidal Tendencies attitude. That is what this is all about.

With masks, bandanas, baseball shirts and humorous lyrics in a kind of Billy Milano way the band completes it. The vocals of Dr. Mania have a lot in common with Suicidal Tendencies shouter Cyco Miko, but in the first song "Crush the Sublime Gods", he uses an Anthrax kind of singing style. "TEAMxDEADx" is a very fast song where S.O.D. meets Nuclear Assault and I'm sure there will be a giant mosh pit during the slower part of the song. That it is not only fast and furious on this album can be heard in "Eternall Darkness of the Fucked Up Mind", with a nice gangshouting refrain.

Perhaps their image is a little too much over the top or perhaps you can call it childish, but the music is nice to listen to and party to. If you want music that's a mix of Anthrax, S.O.D., Nuclear Assault with a guy sounding like Mike Muir on vocals, you got it!

01. Final Broadcast
Crush the Sublime Gods
Eternal Darkness of the Fucked Up Mind
05. BuckS
Civilized To Death
Another Life
Force Fed
09. Scanners
10. Free? (bonus on ltd. CD digipack)
11. Salvation
12. No Way Out
13. One Man's Truth (bonus on ltd. CD digipack)
14. Triggerkiller
15. Wake Up...Join the Dead!
Label: Century Media
Distribution: Universal (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 21 February, 2015
Website: www.deathfuckingthrash.se