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

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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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Primal Order – Genocide Meteorite Dynamite Alright (2012) Mini Review

What’s up thrashdancers! Although this month is mostly horror themed, i am doing this as a special request. My good friend Maarten handed me this tape and asked me to review it, so naturally i couldn’t refuse! That’s right, tape. We’re going old school today!  In the hierarchy of old-schoolness, tape comes first, then vinyl and then cd. Anyway, let’s get to the good stuff.

Just wonderful!

Primal Order themselves don’t even know what their own genre is and neither do i. I think it’s best qualified as metalpunk with a little touch of death. The songs. The songs are pretty fuckin’ good. We get treated to half an hour of great grooving songs with funny titles and epic vocals. All the songs on the tape have a sort of ‘rock ’n roll’ vibe that makes you (almost automatically) want to bang your head. The songs that stick out the most are Hot Mama, Oh My Goat, Life And Death and Genocide Meteorite Dynamite Alright. I mean even the title alone is enough to catch your attention and the song itself is catchy as hell! I had the chorus in my head for days after just listening to it once and i couldn’t get it out!

Anyway, there is not much else i can say about it, except go fucking listen to this you motherfucking bastards! If you like dirty, raw and unholy metal than this is right up your ally!

Closing Comments

Give this band a try, you won’t be dissapointed!

– Klikovreter

Hot Mama!

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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 – Let There Be Blood (2008) Review

Let me start off this review by asking a question. Why? Why does this ungodly piece of filth exist? Why did they feel the need of remaking one of the most classic, most appreciated compact discs in thrash metal history? Suicidal Tendencies did it (Still Cyco), Tankard did it (Best Case Senario), Anthrax did it (The Greater Of Two Evils) and even Sodom did it (The Final Sign Of Evil). Even though the necessity of those releases are debatable, none of them come even close to being as pointless as this inhumane collection of absolute shit.

No comment.

Let me tell you something, if i have ever seen a complete waste of plastic, it’s the casing that holds this cd. For some reason, Gary Holt and his companions thought that this amazing masterpiece should be re-made. According to him to “Give it the benefit of modern production”. Are you fucking kidding me? The production on Bonded By Blood was raw at best but i wasn’t horrible! If any of the should be remade it would be Impact is Imminent, the guitars there sound way to ‘digital’ compared to their other albums. So why do i hate this album so much? First of all, it sounds way to good. As i’ve said earlier the ‘benefit of modern production’ does not apply here. The reason why the original sounds so good it’s because of it’s raw, primitive quality. The same goes for other albums of the time (Kill ‘Em All comes to mind). The new version just sounds way too polished and perfect. Second, there is no Paul Baloff. They took the only studio album that he appeared on and replaced him with good ol’ Rob Dukes. It has already been discussed what i think about his vocal style (in fact, he placed last in our ‘favourtie singer’ poll) and it just doesn’t go well with these songs. Paul is legendary among thrashers and is by you guys considered to be the best singer that Exodus ever had!

The experience i (and most of you) had with this album can best be described like this: Your uncle once gave you a teddy bear that you’ve loved for years. You have other stuffed animals too but not a single one comes close to being as awesome as that one teddy bear. Other things come along but that teddy bear will always have a special place with you. A few years later the uncle who gave you the bear visits you. He rapes and sodomizes your favourite bear, throws in in the trash, gives you a new one that is almost identical and says “Here, take this one, this one is newer. It is pretty much the same, only in a better condition!”. Even though he raped your favorite toy you will never forget the old one for being the coolest thing ever, and he will never be replaced!

Bonded By Blood has been voted by you as the best Exodus album ever, Paul Baloff as the best singer, Let There Be Blood as the worst album and Rob Dukes as the worst singer. You do the math.

Closing Comments

Stay away from this awful piece of shit.

– Klikovreter

Do yourself a favour and listen to the original!

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 – The Atrocity Exhibition: Exhibit A (2007) Review

Out of all the Exodus albums, this seems to be one that i listened to the most when i was starting to get into metal (Besides Bonded by Blood of course), probably because it was the newest one at the time and i’d figure it was the best one to start with. This is the second album with Rob Dukes behind the microphone and features no lineup changes from Shovel Headed Kill Machine.

Woah dude, this is trippy.

I really love this album. Maybe it’s nostalgia talking, but it seems Exhibit A is what defines Exodus the way they are today Many people (including myself) would like them to return to their old style but i don’t think this is bad either! They continue the experimenting they did on Shovel Headed Kill Machine, meaning that except for Riot Act, all the songs are longer than five minutes. They all have long instrumentalp arts with great melodic solos that will have you fingering the air (wait what?) like you’ve never done before!

As i’ve said, Riot Act is good ol’ Exodus like we know them! Nothing much to say about it, except that it’s a great fucking headbanging song! Short, but sweet! Funeral Hymn is where things start to get really good. Despite it’s long running time (8 minutes and 38 seconds) it is one hell of a song, the riffs are all catchy, the solos (there are multiple!) are simply amazing to listen to! A very impressive song that seems to be a step up from their previous efforts. After this madness it’s time for what might be my favorite song from this album, Children Of A Worthless God. Once again a tad on the long side but that doesn’t mean it’s boring whatsoever!

The Atrocity Exhibition has a manaical main riff that makes you feel like you’re plunging into madness, an absolutely intense song that will grip you by the throat and won’t let go of you for the next..10 minutes! A long sit for a metal song, but just when you are starting to fall asleep you het hit in the face with Iconoclasm! An in your face brutal assault! The drums are so friggin’ cool on this song, i used to go crazy to this song when i was younger! Bedlam 1-2-3 sounds the most like classic Exodus out off all the songs, it sounds like it came straight from Fabulous Disaster! Of course there is the hidden bonus track, Bonded By Banjo or Banjoed By Blood as some people call it. It’s a banjo version of Bonded By Blood and well, it’s pretty fuckin’ hilarious.

Closing Comments

Maybe it’s just my nostalgia talking, but out of all the new Exodus albums this is probably my favorite. If you can once again stand Rob Dukes’ vocals then you’ll most likely enjoy this release. Give it a whirl!

Hell Yeah!

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 – Tempo Of The Damned (2004) Review

What’s up moshers! Today i’m going to talk about Tempo Of The Damned from 2004. Exodus already broke up twice before, but this time they were back for the long run! Steve Souza is back on vocals after Paul Baloff died in 2002, but sadly this would be his last studio album recorded with Exodus. This one takes a change in style for the band, although not a huge change. One could argue that they should’ve sticked to their old style but these new ones aren’t that bad!

‘Don’t mind me, i’m just casually playing while people are getting mangled into a bloody mess below me’

There is no fancy intros here, Scar Sprangled Banner starts immediately with an in your face guitar riff!. Immediately we notice the awesome riffs by riff-master Gary Holt, and it seems like this song could have been on Impact Is Imminent. Also back on drums is Tom Hunting, and he does a great job not resorting back to the same drum beat again and again. War Is My Shepherd is the most famous song on this album, and for good reason! This is an absolutely amazing song that just makes you want to bang your friggin’ head off! The guitars sound fierce, the bass is pounding and the drums are aggressive as fuck! The vocals take a different approach here, instead of Zetro’s signature snarl he ‘screams’ more on this song.

It seems now that it’s a tradition that every Exodus album has a slow headbang song. On Pleasures Of The Flesh we have Brain Dead, on Fabulous Disaster we have The Toxic Waltz, on Impact Is Imminent there is The Lunatic Parade and on Tempo Of The Damned it’s Blacklist. Need i say more? Forward March perfectly describes the feeling of the song, it makes you feel like marching forward and starting a pit in your living room! It even has some great accoustic parts during the chorus (read: distorted and clean guitars at the same time), also throw in some great melodic parts during the end of the song and you’ve got one of the best songs (musically spoken) on this album!

Throwing Down is another great track, the main riff is awesome and the melodies during the chorus are pretty nice too. Impaler is a song from Exodus’ Kirk Hammet days (He actually used the riff for Trapped Under Ice), the song is actually one of the best on Tempo Of The Damned! It’s a little weird that they didn’t record this earlier, because by now everyone already knows the Metallica song. But whatever, it’s great, and so is the title track Tempo Of The Damned. It sounds like Exodus in their Fabulous Disaster days and it’s definitely one of the highlights! Finish all of this off with an AC/DC cover (you can’t go wrong with AC/DC) and we’re done!

Closing Comments

Most people dislike the newer Exodus albums, mostly because of Rob Dukes’ vocals and because they aren’t really thrash anymore. This is in my opinion the last really good studio album by Exodus, but nonetheless a great fuckin’ cd. If you haven’t heard this one yet, give it a shot!

Enjoy…

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!