Dorsal Atlântica – Antes do Fim (1986)

After more than two months without posting, here comes a new one!
Today I will talk about this classic debut of one of the most classical bands from Brazil, the Dorsal Atlântica! Formed in 1981 by Carlos “Vândalo” Lopes (guitar/vocals) and his brother Claudio “Cro-Magnon” Lopes (bass guitar) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And releasing a lot of epic albums during the career, today i will talk about their first full length (they already had released an album before it, the Ultimatum split, with the band Metalmorphose, this was one the first, or maybe the first thrash metal album in the South America) Antes do Fim (Before the End) is it’s name, released by them in 1986.

(Photo taken before a show in the city of Belo Horizonte, city of Sepultura, Mutilator, Sarcófago, Overdose, Chakal, The Mist, Holocausto, and a lots of bands, in the show of the release of the split album Bestial Devastation/Século XX by Sepultura/Overdose in 1986, they played as guest band, and the opening act was by Mutilator. From left to right, Claudio “Cro-Magnon” Lopes (bass guitar), Hardcore (drums) and Carlos “Vândalo” Lopes (guitar/vocals).

 
This is a mark in the history of the brazilian scene, that influenced bands like Sepultura and Korzus, the album i will show to you, guys, is fast, raw, intelligent, brilliant, and the production, that isn’t too good, give to the album a certain feeling, this is one of the things I most like in this album.

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The track that open the album is called Caçador da Noite (Hunter of the Night), fast guitar riffing, blowing bass, nice drum work, and lyrics talking about a born dead killer from the third world who execute his lyrics causing terror everywhere, the upcoming track is HTLV-3,for those who doesn’t knows, the original name for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, was HTLV-III, and as everybody knows, this term is no longer in use. Well, this track, obviously talks about the disease and the prejudice for people who diseased by it, the part I said that this is an intelligent album is just because of the lyrics that Carlos “Vândalo” Lopes wroted very well, i’ll spotlight some translated verses of the lyrics that I think’s interesting:

“People bother with the “freedom” that the world has
Take advantage of a disease
Discriminate more minorities”
“Real witch hunt promoted by the media
Find the guilty to save the families of bourgeois
No one wants to get close, your friends will move away
A normal life is impossible, the pain of exile, thy curse”

The next is Álcool (Alcohol), this is one of my favorites songs in this album, a fast song with a nice guitar riffing , loud bass guitar (moreover, this is one of things i most like here, the bass guitar is loud and well done in the whole album) very fast drums, and with one of the most beautiful guitar solos that I’ve ever heard! The lyrics talk about the miserable way of life of alcoholic people, the awareness they have of alcohol but his uncontrollable urge to drink it, some verses that deserves to the spotlighted:

“My body stinks of alcohol
My legs have no strength
Drugs that society lets me use”

“The alcohol burns my body
It ends with me
What is the fate for those who have no future?

“For those accustomed to fall, it makes no difference
But do not pity me because I do not like it”

“I just need to drink, It’s the life I chose
If I do not care, Why do you have to worry ?
Get drunk, fill me with alcohol to fall to the ground”

Depressão Suicida (Suicide Depression) is the next song, and it’s talk about, obviously, the depression, the will to kill itself, the guilty, the torment to live, and wow! I just love the riff that comes before the solo, it’s so cool. Vorkuta already has a sugestive name, talks about the gulags created there in the soviet regime and about Stalin (Yeah, Dorsal is also history class! Hahahaha, there are other history facts in other songs)

“Stalin was afraid of being assassinated
Suspicious of the people, Suspicious of the soldiers
“Do not believe in anyone, not even me. Gratitude is a disease that affects dogs”

“Five houses, suite in the Kremlin, Foreign cars, 15 million of slaves”

FAST, FAST, FAST, FAST, FAAAAAAAAAAST!! Everything fast, and vocals with echoes, now comes my favorite track in the album, Joseph Mengele! Yes, as I already said, Dorsal is also history class! It’s name says all, talks about the sadistic german nazi medic Joseph Mengele, who did experiments with his victims still alive and etc, the trying of Simon Wiesenthal to capture him, and about his escape and possible death in Brazil:

“Like a omnipotent devil emerged from the depths of the night
I’m a omniscient doctor, capable of increasing deaths to infinity
Auschwitz was designed for one hundred thousand,
the “angel” eliminated four times more
Every day, twenty thousand were to the oven, ten pounds of gold from teeth of the dead”
“Did not find the answer in the dead twins
ZS marked chest
Straight to the dissection
Joseph Mengele”

“Fled and lived in peace , away from the world
He left a hell to get into another
Simon Wiesenthal could not capture it
The soul of Mengele laughs of satisfaction”

“He was buried in the grave 321
The body of the supposed Wolfgang Gerhard
It seems that it was this, some do not believe
Anyway , he rests in peace”

Guerrilha (Guerrilla) is the next song, the most slow song in the album, with a mid tempo riff and drums, and as I already said, LOUD BASS GUITAR! It talks about war for freedom and etc…
“Guerrilla for freedom
Guerrilla in search of the truth”

Inveja (Envy) has a sugestive name, it’s a fast song, nice to headbanging.

“Why humans can not see itself free
Do not learn from past mistakes
Lessons of greed and rancour”

“If life is so ephemeral
Why do so many futile feelings?
Inwardly you do not want to make a mistake, but you can not tame it”

And the ninth and last track of the album is called Morte aos Falsos (Death to the Falses) the fastest song in the album, a manifesto to false people and it became a hymn against the posers, a violent lyric!

“Your deceit, your way of speaking
No one in the end will want to listen you
How many friends you have, you can count
Because bobody will want to help you”

“I hope someone break your bones and crush your legs
Thrash your face and fill you of beating
Break your teeth and make you swallow, the shit that you are
and the shit that you do
Death to false!!!”

Clossing Coments

This is a masterpiece from the third world, if you do not know it, give it a try, this album influenced a lot of bands and should be listen by every true headbanger!

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Lautstürmer – Depopulation (2010) Review

Aye dudes! I’m GG Escobarf and this is my first review.

You will probably see more Metalpunk, D-beat, Crust and thrashy hardcore from now on from me 🙂

This review is about Lautstürmer – Depopulation.

As you might now this band is formed by Driller Killer’s guitarist (Adam) and I got the record a short time ago so yeah!.

Did I regret it to pay 10 bucks for it and stay dry a whole evening? NO!!! its straight forward riffing,raw vocals and face punching D-beat at it’s best!
The first song on the album is called Human Waste Erased, it’s a pretty cool song…straight forward d-beat just as I told you earlier, the second one is called The Biggest Failure, plain motorcharged riffing with a nice mid tempo D-beat and a killer solo! On of the things you don’t hear that mutch in hardcore music hehe.

The third song on the album is Bow to no one, which starts out with a cool typical hardcore bassline, furthermore its kinda the same complex as the other two songs, but nothing wrong with that since the riffs are killer!

And now the fourth track of the album, personally my favorite one! Its called In The Line Of Fire, this is just pure fucking Anti Cimex having sex with Motorhead hehe, just check out the riff Adam is playing 😉

And now the fifth track Let The Axe Fall,what can I say, this one is another riffing d-beat jawbreaking song, but with a bit of more obscure touch in the riffs hehe.

Okay we’re on the half of this album…the sixth song Coffinshaker!, this song is in my opinion pure motorhead worshipping by ciderpuking Swedish motherfuckers hehe!! Definitely one of the better songs on this album!

The Seventh song…Hold The Elevator, another cool song but just like I said earlier, its another straight forward jawbreaking D-beat riffage so nothing that special

The Eight song,The Originators, well, I got to agree this is a more original song on the album hehe, it has a killer intro which makes me want to start a pit in my room! Furthermore the song is followed by a anti cimex kind of riff which makes this song almost perfect for every Swedish Crust/D-beat/Hardcore lover

The ninth song, Time to die, this is one of the song that makes me bang my heads until I get a whiplash hehehe, heavy mid tempo riffing which a really strong punch!

The Tenth song, Nothings Changed, this is the very first song I heard from them and made me fall in love with this band at very first sight hehe, straightforward riffing and shouting!

The eleventh song, Parafright, one of the better songs of this album since it has a more metal kind of riffing in there in my opinion and the bass is really clear here hehe

And now the last song, Back for Blood, …does anyone of you know the feeling of wanting to smash a fucking hole in the wall and destroy the fucking world?? Well that’s the feeling I get from this song hehe, I specially love the screaming in the song and motorhead styled solo!

So that’s it, just to make it short… If you love Metalpunk,Swedish D-beat,Crustpunk,Anti Cimex,Driller Killer and Motorhead… I would recommend you this album for sure!! It might be a bit of the same complex of heavy riffing,D-beat and pure straight forward hardcore, but nothing wrong with that at all,overall it’s a killer album with great song so yeah!

Just check the album out and I’m sure you wont regret it! [8/10]

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-GG Escobarf

Payback – Toxic War (2012) Review

Hi folks, today I will talk about this brazilian Thrash/Death Metal band called Payback! Founded in the end of 2011 in the city Belo Horizonte by Daniel Tulher, Michel Vasconcelos and Lucas Bispo, In mid-2012, the guitarist Bárbara Guieiro joins the band. The band play a raw and fast Thrash/Death Metal with lyrics about war, violence, death and anti religion, today I will review their first EP that was released two months ago, called Toxic War.

The ep starts with the instrumental track From The Cradle To The Grave (what a awesome title, huh?) When you hear the sounds of the alarms, beware, the thrash will begin! It’s a nice intro, it has a fucking loud bass guitar, that is one of the things that I most liked in this EP, you can listen all the instruments, I hate those productions that simply cut all the bass from the shit (there is a thousand of examples but a notable is And Justice For All by Metallica), you only listen the vocals, the drums and guitar, I hate it! Well, after this intro, comes the song Seeds of Despair, a visceral thrash/death metal with awesome guitars and the vocals of Daniel Tulher ranting about people who are mentally blind, who are alienated, they believe everything the TV says, ranting against dirty politicians and religious leaders, no one should be left! The next song is Payback, that obviously, talks about vengeance, It starts with mid tempo riffs that will getting faster, this track has a nice drum work also, with blast beats! I really love the chorus, this is one of the best tracks of the album.  The next song is called Hordes of Space is one of the fastest songs of the album, with parts that sounds totally black metal, with tremolos and insane blast beats, one of the best tracks of the album, one of my favorites, another thing I have to spotlight are the harsh vocals with gutural screams at the background along the song, I don’t know if Daniel makes the two vocals but, hahaha, if he do, wow! The dude knows to sing! Fake Theory is the next song, “BIBLE IS A BOOK OF LIES!” FUCK! This song is pure concentrated hatred, the most death metal song in the album! With furious riffs, and insane drum work, a guitar solo Slayer alike, a truly track made with hate, with the point to make you burst your head against the wall, to mosh with hate when you’re seeing their show, the lyrics are also really good, talks about the free will, about the hypocrisy of the bible, I love parts like:

“What is the meaning of the free will ?
I have to believe in your god or I will go to hell?
Free will is a concept used by people who kiss the cross
But this is not fair, this is not a free choice”

and
“I do not know anyone who wants to be burned eternally .
I’m sure that this freedom is hypocrisy”

Well, as I already said, this is one of the best tracks in the album, the highlight! Daniel make some screams that remember me Schmier‘s scream in this track, and he succeeds! After all that slaughter along the song, there comes a slow riff, and the song turns all the weather, with a captivating solo, you can feel all the anger of the band, in this point of the song you think “This song is a perfect song, that showed all it had to show” but the slaughter comes again, the fast riff start again and the blast beats of the drums rape everything insanely (Lucas Bispo made a excellent drum work in this album) then the chorus come back again:

“No, do not believe in this false theory
No, do not believe in this hypocrisy
God, he is not merciful
He hates much, me and you

The next song is Metal Attack, it has a speed metal feeling, the main guitar riff, the pumping bass and the beats of the drum remember me Motörhead, it’s a really cool track, the lyrics obviously talks about the heavy metal and it’s immortality:

“Against all religions and trends
Just the swords of hate in our hands
Kill us, they can try
but we are immortal
Heavy Metal will never die !”

Toxic War is the seventh track, fast guitar riffing, fast drum, insane screams, all that a good thrash metal has to offer, the lyrics are about the decay of the planet because of the toxic pollution:

“Pain consumes my soul
In my mouth I feel acidity
The coming of the nuclear winter
or the 11th hour?
Victims dying slowly
While the sun is being weakened by darkness
A rotten smell everywhere
The world is lifeless”

To end their debut EP perfectly, “People, of the liiiiiiie!!” Yes! A cover of one of the best songs of Kreator, well, everyone knows this song, all I’ve to say is that is a excellent cover!

Closing Comments

Wow! I think I made my biggest review, and I liked to do it, Thanks for Daniel Tulher and all the band for let me do the first review of their debut EP! This band is for every maniac that love fast music, that protest against all the scourge of the world, the dirty politicians, the religious leaders, the book of lies. If I were to give a grade for their work, I would give 10/10. GET IT OR DIE, FUCK!!!

(from left to right: Bárbara Gueiro (gt), Michel Vasconcelos (gt), Daniel Tulher (v/b), Lucas Bispo (dm))

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Destruction – Mad Butcher EP (1987) Review

I hope you guys had liked the Exodus month, now we will continue with random reviews here, well, and in the beginning of the Halloween month, I will talk about the Mad Butcher ep, Released in 1987 by the german thrash metal gods Destruction.

Really nice cover!

Through the Blackstreets of the town his steps are clanging, now he’s wanton, oh he’s panting in his hand a blade of solid steel, now it’s the time you got to feel! YES!  The first track is simply called Mad Butcher, one of the favorite songs of every Destruction fan! Killer riffs, and the vocals of Schmier are very striking. The drummer, Olly Kaiser will make you bang your head here also, this song is surely a thrash metal gem that still be playing live til nowadays, and the end is pretty funny, they start to play nothing more nothing less than the Pink Panther theme, hahahaha! Very funny. The second track is The Damned, a cover of the punk rock band The Plasmatics, the song begins a little bit captivating, with a serene vocal, it have nice riffs, and a guitar killer solos, a excellent cover, one of the highlights of the EP. When the acoustic guitars begins beware, the hate will spread! Reject Emotions is one of the best thrash metal songs of ever, it have a acid lyrics, nice guitar work as always, with excellent guitar solos, exciting drums, and a catchy chorus,

“Reject Emotions, satisfiy your feelings… victim of lust, trapped in lunatic possession, reject emotions, too horny to be alone, reject emotions…”

The last song is The Last Judgement a killer instrumental with acoustic guitar riffs and very fast guitar solos, something clearly inspired in Yngwie Malmsteen, this song is really HARDCORE.

Closing Comments

This is a excellent ep that have to be listen by every true thrash metal fan, it’s short and catchy, all the songs are really good, surely you will thrash very much for this!

Exodus – Exhibit B: The Human Condition (2010) review

Hi folks! Today I will review this great Exodus album, Exhibit B: The Human Condition!


Since Rob Dukes has joined Exodus their albums haven’t been quite as good as in the past. Shovel Headed Killing Machine was an alright start for Dukes and following that with Exhibit A really wasn’t a whole lot better. Let there be Blood was not a great idea by holt considering the fact the tracks were already legendary and having Paul Baloff on vocals is pretty much what helped make them legendary. That brings us to Exhibit B. If your an exodus critic then the first thing you will probably realize is most songs on the album run from 6 to 7 minutes each. Most bands that release songs this long make them very drug out and boring. Each song though is unique in its own way and makes the time pass by very quickly. Songs consist of incredible riffs, fast drumming, and some of the best solos out there today. One thing that is very noticable that has improved alot is the production quality. All the songs on the album are produced very cleanly unlike Exhibit A. The lyrical content of this album is fuckin sick. All songs are based of Gary Holt’s view of what humans are like and the sick creatures that we are. Songs go from serial killers, school shootings, the rape of Nanking, and America’s shitty government leaders and economy. The songs open up your mind and make you thing about how brutal of creatures humans really are. Robs vocals have drastically improved from Exhibit A. It seems with every new album release Robs vocals continue to get better. In SHKM they were way to raspy sounding and with Exhibit A he cleaned them up a bit but they still weren’t perfect. With this release he has found his perfect balance of a tad bit of rasp but most of his vocals are really clean and brutal.  Overall this album is a vast improvement from the past view releases from the almighty Exodus. This is definitely a album worth picking up in stores and anyone that has the chance to go see them on tour should go. Don’t pass up the chance.

Closing Comments

Exodus has been Thrashing hard for 30 years and haven’t let up a bit. I recommend this album to anyone that is a die hard thrash fan or is just in the mood to head bang and toxic waltz a little bit.

Exodus – Shovel Headed Kill Machine (2005) review

Hi people, after a long time without posting, let’s begin this!

Call me crazy but I like this more than Tempo of the Damned which was surely the 2005 album of the year! Rick, Hunting and Zetro – three vintage members of Exodus have left leaving only Gary Holt from the original Exodus of yesteryear and Jack Gibson (bassist) picked up for Tempo Of The Damned (also plays in A Lesson In Violence). Three new members have entered the realms of Exodus – Lee Altus of Heathen fame, Paul Bastoph best known for his stint in Slayer and previously unheard of vocalist Rob Dukes.


Any metal fan wouldn’t be worried about either Paul or Lee as they are of course thrash veterans and excellent at what they do. Then again, there’s also a guy who has never been seen earlier in a metal band (or a band) of any kind – Rob Dukes. Is this guy up to the levels of Zetro or not? I’ll give this to you straight off the platter – he isn’t the easiest vocalist to digest. At first you’d believe he’s imitating Zetro but falls short but after many listens you’d realize that this guy’s voice is better, more manly and rough therefore perfectly suiting the music style here which I believe Zetro wouldn’t have fitted in. The production is absolutely perfect unleashing the monster within the album in terms of brutality. The guitar tone is like Heathen’s guitar tone for their latest demo but EVEN heavier. Rob Dukes snarls his way through in the most inhumane way and the riffs are as heavy as a ton of bricks. Solos really do the job just as Tempo did and though Zetro’s lyrical sarcasm is missed, the lyrics here are pretty inhumane and brutal as well. I doubt any thrash album can be disappointed with this.
On a song level, everything rules. Exodus experiments far more than they did with Tempo. Tempo was meant to be a ‘safe’ album for Exodus in which they just delivered what their fans wanted to get back in the thrash fold even though it was mind-blowing but this album has Exodus experimenting much more than ever. The perfect example would be the 8 minute 30 second thrash epic Deathamphetamine which has some of the heaviest riffs ever recorded. You can see the beauty of the guitar tone in this song right away. Opener Raze is as brutal as it can get and that solo there is pure class and Shudder To Think hits you like a brick wall with its inhumane speed and brutality. Also standing out is the incredible I Am Abomination which slows down the pace a bit and is more groovy – think “Throwing Down” off Tempo Of The Damned but 100x heavier and that chorus in Going, Going, Gone! Is tailored perfectly for a live concert. Shovel Headed Kill Machine is a incredible lesson in thrash the Exodus way, never have Exodus been this good since Bonded By Blood and it isn’t even the same lineup as Bonded By Blood! Buy or download now!

Closing Comments
This is really a great album that made difference in Exodus discography, a good album, with a (hated) good vocalist, but give it a try, I bet you will like it if you like fast thrash! The best songs are Raze, Deathamphetamine, Shudder to Think, I am Abomination but the entire album is worth hearing.

Exodus – Force of Habit (1992) Review

Hi people!

Today I will review this underrated Exodus’ album, the Force of Habit! It’s 1992, and thrash is on it’s last legs, this would be the start of grunge, but still, some bands managed to still release some solid albums, Exodus being one of them, as proven with “Impact is Immiment” in 1990.

Now this album takes a different direction, it’s still thrash, but it’s more midpaced/groove, it can be compared to Testament’sThe Ritual“, it’s like nothing Exodus released before. The production is absolutely amazing, if I could change it today, I would not, as everything sounds right in the mix…even the bass. Another small line-up change for this album, Mike Butler replaces Rob McKillop on this one, and does an admiral job. Now if I explained all the song, I would be here all day, because theres 15, so I’ll mention the ones that I think stand out, first off, the opening track “Thorn in my Side” is a great opener, with a killer sludgy main riff, and it all flows nicely, sets the tone for the rest of the album, next, the title track, this just shreds, this is more like Impact is Imminent, great chorus and a shredding solo. “Fuel for the Fire” Has some great catchy leads and riffs, and great vocals as always by “Zetro”, next off is “One Foot in the Grave” this is a really slow, grinding tune, kind of like the title track on Testament’sThe Ritual” and it’s heavy as all hell, with another great solo. “Architect of Pain” Now this, I think, is the best song on here hands down, it features some great melodic leads, and it changes tempo quite a bit throughout, and it has time to, as it’s 11 minutes long, the song itself is a journey, the longest song Exodus ever did, “Good Day to Die” is very different, Zetro’s vocals change in this one, from a more clean sound, to his more known raspy snarl, but it works well. Last is the closer “Telepathetic” as you probably guessed, it’s against telepathic related things, it’s pretty fast throughout, with alot of riot shouted vocals. Now, theres other good songs on here, but there are too many to list off, bottom line, if you like, say Testament’s “The Ritual” then you should like this, you need to have an open mind, they tried something different with this album, and it worked for me.
Closing Comments

It’s a album hard to listen, it was specially for me that only like fast music, but give a try to this some times and you will like it!

Exodus – Fabulous Disaster (1988) Review

Hi folks! Today I will review this great Exodus classic, surely one of the favorites albums of everybody! But If you doesn’t know this album, the time is now.

The album starts out gritty and fast with The Last Act Of Defiance. Even though Exodus played some of the fastest, most raw, and cutting edge thrash of the era, they still managed to incorporate a melodic flow into their music. Fabulous Disaster is a brutal song with a catchy melody and killer riffs. If that wasn’t enough Gary and Rick throw in a few glorious solos to add the final touches to a flawless song. After two great opening tracks one might predict that the remainder of the album would be a let down. The Toxic Waltz expunges all doubts. Everyone’s heard this song, it even got play on MTV’s old HeadBangers Ball. It’s a rough and amusing masterpiece with a catchy melody. You can bet the crowd went crazy when they played this live. “Kick your friend in the head and have a ball, Come on and do the Toxic Waltz, and slam your partner against the wall!” Low Rider is another merry song, the old War cover that every ear has heard. It keeps an energetic, almost happy pace amongst the other more barbaric and violent songs. On to track five, Cajun Hell is a good song about some crazy southerners who hunt alligators and live in a swamp. Many bands use raspy vocals and sound like shit, but Souza has perfected the art. He’s like a more brutal form of AC/DC’s Brian Johnson. Gary Holt and Rick Hunolt are masters at the guitar, and the longest running members of Exodus, along with the respected drummer Hunting.
Like Father Like Son, what can I say, besides another great thrash song. A little slower than most tracks, but top-notch none the less. Corruption picks up the pace with an angry and crude song about dirty politicians. Exodus wants to know where their tax dollars are going! I can’t blame them. Verbal Razors is a gritty piece with magnificent riffs and a gnarly chorus. Open Season is another damn good thrash song. Saturated with murderous riffs and lyrics, it’s one of my favorites. Overdose, a sweet AC/DC cover concludes the elite Fabulous Disaster.

Closing Comments
You really can’t go wrong with this album.

-Blackthrasher

Exodus – Bonded by Blood (1985) Review

Hi people, let’s begin it!

As everybody already knows, the whole month we will talk about one of the greatest thrash metal bands, formed in 1979 in San Francisco, California, by Tom Hunting and Kirk Hammett, the Exodus!  To begin it, I will start with the best album of their whole discography in my opinion, the classic Bonded by Blood.

One of my favorite covers…

Paul Baloff (R.I.P.), Rob McKillop, Tom Hunting, Rick Hunolt and Gary Holt, put these dudes in a band to make some record, the thing that will come surely would be killer. Well, it was what these dudes made in this killer album! The album starts with the track Bonded by Blood one of the more classic songs of the album, a perfect thrash metal gem that talks about a blood pact, Kirk, Baloff and the other dudes made this pact also, well, it’s a killer song! It starts so, a noise comes getting higher and higher and higher then the song starts with it’s main riff, that will mark your mind forever! Paul Ballof’s vocals are ferocious, striking and really stands out throughout the album! The next is Exodus, a nice thrash metal song, with a cool chorus, but there is better tracks, I spotlight the solos of this song, one of the best solos of the album!

The upcoming track is And Then There Were None, with this title you can guess what the song talks about, it’s a mid tempo song, with cool riffs, but the best part of the song is when the solo starts, the background guitar gets faster and the drums too, simply bang your head! Then comes A Lesson In Violence one of my favorite songs too, this is fast, addicting, this is violent, this is a real example of how thrash metal is made, I love the lyrics of this song, it’s cruel! I simply LOVE the chorus!

“Fight! – for what you believe to be right,
crushing with all your might, I laugh at their pitiful cries, they run from the fire in my eyes!
Nothing can save them now! You’ve learned a lesson in violence, get on your knees and bow or learn a lesson in violence!”

The solos are very awesome in this song too, this is thrash metal at it’s best!

Metal Command is the name of the 5th track, a fast song that talks about obey and fight to defend our metal rights, one of my favorites solos are here in this song, so captivating, and the chorus kick asses! “This song ain’t about no goldfish, and it ain’t about no tuna fish, and it ain’t about no trout! This song is called Piranha!!!”  This song is simply bestial, the main guitar riff makes you thrash your head against a wall till your brain ooze from your nose, the lyrics are about the pretty ones that are trapped in swamps by gates of hell which you can NEVER let them out, because if you do and they escape surely you’ll fight a bloody bout! There is two songs that I really don’t like too much, the first is No Love is the 7th track, it starts with a acoustic guitar intro, very pretty. The song is about a satanic invocation or something like it,

“Turn to look at baphomet from below and not above welcome to my sacrifice tonight there’ll be no love”

the other is Deliver Us to Evil, despite the good title I think it is a little boring, maybe because it’s the longest song on the album, having 7 minutes, maybe you like it. But the album ends with one of the best tracks, Strike of the Beast another cruel definition of how thrash metal have to be made! The main riff is addicting, the whole song is very fast, the fastest! The lyrics are awesome and the simple chorus that will make you sing so loudly making your throat hurt!

Time! To run! Or fight! Off the strike! Of the beast!

Closing Comments

The thing is, if you do not worship this album, there’s something wrong with you.

Devastation – Dispensable Bloodshed (1987) Review

Hi folks! Today I will write about a band that isn’t pure thrash metal, it’s a death/thrash metal band called Devastation from the USA (finally a band that isn’t from Brazil, huh? hahahaha!) formed in 1986 by Frank Ciampi, Erv Brautigam, Duane Rasmussen and Pat Buckley. Unfortunally they have released only one album, called Dispensable Bloodshed released in 1987, it’s a great collection of insane riffs with songs talking about death, destruction and violence, let’s start it!

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The album starts with Cranial Hemorrhage, i’m not a great fan of songs with mid tempo (i want velocity!) but this song got me and knocked me out! One of the best tracks I’ve ever heard, I can imagine the band in the 80’s playing this song and everybody banging in the rhythm of the main riff that is fucking cool, but the song has fast riffs too, making it perfect.  The next is Dispensible Bloodshed that starts with a bass and drums intro, a nice intro, then comes the guitar with a nice riff that turns to a fast slaughter, not the best track but surely a good one. The next song is called Genetic Poisoning that talks about the cruel agent orange (“agent orange, in the air, taking lives, silently, breathing more, breathing deep”), the song starts with a creepy intro that is a children choir, or something like it, probably is from some horror movie from the 80’s, then comes a simple but neckbreaking guitar riff, this is one of my favorite tracks, it has a nice chorus too, with tempo variations, one of the best tracks as I already said. Another PERFECT track is “The Instrumental”, holy fuck! One of the best thrash metal instrumentals I’ve ever heard, together with Inquisition Symphony by Sepultura. It starts with a very pretty acoustic guitar intro, very captivating, then the slaughter begins again! A lot of insane riffs, when this track ends, you will faint to the ground.

Closing Comments

Dispensable Bloodshed is one of the best released that I’ve ever heard and I think this band has not the popularity that them should have, if you like that cruel, fast, visceral and neckbreaking death/thrash metal with nice solos, insane drums, with a vocal done by a maniac, I have here the perfect album for you. Then, go listen to it and sing with me the Cranial Hemorrhage’s chorus!

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Cranial hemorrhage, i’m bleeding violently, weakening faster, fighting for life!