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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MX – Simoniacal (1988) Review

Hi guys! Today I will review about another brazilian classic band (please, don’t get angry with me because i’m always posting a new brazilian band, I love the old school scene and there is some bands that you guys simply HAVE to know!) Let’s start it! The band that I will review today is called MX, they have returned to the stages and I want so much to see them live, but I have to wait they come to my state, but, well, the band was formed in 1985 in São Paulo, by Alexandre da Cunha, Décio Fragnani, Alexandre “Morto (Dead)” Favoretto and Beraldo (R.I.P.) (this last I guess). They play that fast and well done thrash closer to bay area thrash metal than brazilian thrash, with death metal grunts, with some slow parts and nice solos and lyrics talking about war, society, religion, horror movies, etc. They were the opening acts in Brazil for Testament in 1989 and Exodus in 1997. The album I will write is called Simoniacal released in 1988.

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(Fuck! Don’t smash this money, i have to buy new equipment!)

The album starts with my favorite song of the album, Dirty Bitch, a fast thrash metal song with funny lyrics talking about a ugly bitch, with a simple but catchy chorus (“We go to fuck this bitch now,fuck off this bitch! We go to fuck this bitch now,fuck off this bitch!”) is a short and fast song, not a incredible but will make you surely bang your head. The next song is Fighting for the Bastards, that talks about evil people that end with the life of people who wanted to keep living, a song with nice solos and riffs made to make you ask yourself why you didn’t discovered this band before. The next song is Satanic Noise, the lyrics are really cool, talks about the sound of the band! (“A noise breaking the silence of depths, a noise that came to change your life, a noise that came to stay, a noise that came to shock!”) This song will be one of your favorites songs of this album, that’s for sure! Just sing with me the chorus, “We’re all a death legion, a infernal machine!”. And, there is other two songs that I have to spotlight,the first is Jason (YES!!!!!) one of the best songs of the album, good lyrics and chorus (“Killing and making sacrifices, his blood is cold, to avenge the soul of his mother, when you think that he is dead, Jason is alive“) and Dark Dream, I’ll give a cookie for guessing which character from horror movie this songs talks about! No, I won’t, I will eat it and say to you that the song talks about Freddy Krueger, in my opinion it’s one of the best songs!

Closing Comments

Simoniacal is surely one of the best releases of the worldwide thrash metal,if you doesn’t have listened to it yet, please, listen to it,bang so much and be a little bit happy, hahaha, well… just bang your head and sing it loud!

-Blackthrasher

Anthares – No Limite da Força (1987) Review

Hey people! Here’s a good thrash metal album from the huge oldschool brazilian scene that I will review to you all!

Anthares is a thrash metal band formed in 1983 in São Paulo, Brazil. They recorded one demo in 85, then in 1987 they recorded and released this thrash metal masterpiece called No Limite da Força (In the Limit of the Strength).

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This cover reminds me Metallica’s Ride the Lightning, but, anyway, this cover is better…

Well,let’s begin it! The album starts with the instrumental Anthares ,a slow instrumental with captivating lead guitars, not one of the best instrumental intro tracks that I’ve heard but, it’s a cool track, when the song ends, start one of the most fast and furious thrash metal songs ever! Fúria (Fury) is a insane song, created to make you bang your head til you break your neck, the lyrics talk about the domination of the world by the evil and by the heavy metal (“In the infinite universe, hate spreads in the air, the death is a constant, and heavy metal to dominate” or “Fury! Fury! A war cry sounding… Fury! Fury! Heavy Metal!”). The next song is the eponymous track, No Limite da Força (In the Limit of the Strength), starts with a mid tempo riff with the drums following it, the song get faster, then gets slow again, (you got it?) the mid tempo riff backs again and WHAM BHAM ! the thrash metal slaughter begins, the lyrics talk about war and warriors (“Warriors are following the triumph in direction, with daggers , axes , chains riveted on hand, will reveal the limit of the strength”),another good song is Chacina (Slaughter) a fast song that talks about a loser man who channel all her anguish committing a massacre…

Closing Comments

No Limite da Força is a album for you, speed maniac, like me, that simply need to listen fast song all day long, you will not regret listening to this album, all songs start with a little slow intro that turns to a thrash metal slaughter. Not one the best albums of the world, but one of the albums that you will not regret to listen to!

– Blackthrasher

Anthares/Fúria

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Chakal – Abominable Anno Domini (1987) Review

Hey folks!

In my first post I will write a review about one of my favorite albums of all time! Abominable Anno Domini by Chakal, a brazilian thrash legend from the same city of bands like Sepultura, Sarcófago, Mutilator etc…

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Nice cover,huh?

Let’s begin it. The album starts with a true thrash metal gem, May Not The Mankind Suffer, which begins with a mid tempo, that turns to fast guitars and drums, with a emblematic lyrics and the animalistic vocals of Korg that explodes our heads without mercy, and with good and well done solos by the dual guitarists Pepeu and Mark.

The next song is The Planet is Dead, starts with drums and then comes a fast guitar riff making us start to mosh in the room,this song has a good lyrics too,saying about politics and corruption (Dirty politicians spewing lies, suits and ties, dummy disguises, growing fat with the hunger, breathing lust, bastards governors of the world…). There’s another song that I have to spotlight, it’s the song, Jason Lives, a truly classic! Thrash Metal at it’s best! Korg wears a Jason mask when the song is played live, I can’t wait to see them in September! I don’t need to talk nothing about the lyrics, the title says it all hehehe!

Closing Comments

Well, Abominable Anno Domini is a thrash metal masterpiece that you have to listen, the band is well known in my country and very important for the scene but I think they are not known internationally, it’s a pity.

– Blackthrasher