Power of Metal.dk Review

Deflect the Flow
Style: Thrash
Release date: 27 April, 2015
Playing time: 52:00

Italy is full of metal bands and then especially the (symphonic) power metal ones. The name Ultra-Violence immediately makes me think of thrash and looking at the colorful cover I can't be mistaken.

The production of the album is good, the riffs, solos are edgy and the drums are tight as an ants ass. Shouter Loris Castiglia (guitars) has a fine harsh thrash sound in his voice and together with the gang shouting and the typical U.S. thrash it all sounds a lot like Exodus. I can't deny that there are also influences of Testament and perhaps some other old school bands, but the bigger part is Exodus. I'm a fan of that band, so I have not a lot to comment on. Everything is executed well by good musicians and there is enough variety in tempo.

The fast opener, a groovier second song, a third slower riff monster etc. etc. The only thing that I could do without is the Venom cover "Don't Burn the Witch", I never understood the hype around that band in the past because of their bad sounding albums and weak songs anyway. The sound of the track on this album is a lot better, but the song still isn't something special. I push the skip button and do enjoy the last 2 songs a lot more.

If you lack originality, but enjoy a good portion of gang shouting thrash the American way, this is a fine album for you.

01. Burning Through the Scars
Why So Serious
Gavel's Bang
Lost In Decay
In the Name Of Your God
A Second Birth
The Checkered Sun
Don't Burn the Witch
The Way I'll Stay
Fractal Dimensions
Label: Candlelight Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
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Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 22 April, 2015
Website: www.facebook.com/ultraviolencemetal