Country of Origin: Germany
Style: Black metal/Punk “Machinegun Punk”
Who’s up next?
Think Terrorizer toss in some Mayhem and early Sodom and you might be close, this is just what the doctor ordered to wash out the auditory senses flooded with todays ‘watered down’ metal in its many forms.
It’s time to break some shit, crank this to 11 and piss off the neighborhood, fuck em’...this is (brutal) punk they’ll understand. Or perhaps not, let loose with that middle finger seriously this rocks!!
Label: Listenable Records
Country of Origin: UK
Style: NWOBHM/ Speed / Technical Thrash Metal
In all honesty Satan was a suggestion from a fellow social media ‘traveler’ (of course I had my doubts... is this an Anton Levay (sp.) release?) then a recollection kicked in - this act dates back to the early 80’s - and because I’m a sucker for NWOBHM (for that’s what this is!) I was hooked from the very first note and surprisingly it only got better from there on in. How so you may ask, well because I’m such a gracious bloke I’ll indulge you with my opinion…With similar releases what often happens is that the vocalists ‘singey’ high pitched style – King Diamond comes to mind! -turns me off (so to speak) though not so in this case. The style fits the music perfectly I’m deliberating on whether this is the original voice behind Blitzkrieg (a little research informs me its Brian Ross - ha! I’m right!).
The guitar work is fantastic, swift and intricate at times imitating the proficiency and mind-blowing talent displayed by much younger acts in the technical thrash genre. The rhythms and driving guitar riffs and fluid solos might actually make the listener think twice about their preconceptions about NWOBHM. Devils Infantry has a very distinct VHOL vibe to it (and we all know how much I worship those godly bastids!) leaves me wondering who borrowed from whom, it doesn’t matter in the slightest I’m not one to hold a grudge especially when I’m enjoying this as much as I am.
*heads bobbing so much it might actually topple from my little shoulders
I’m aghast at how it is I let this pass me by. Outstanding doesn’t quite cover the all-encompassing brilliance displayed within this album. Pick this up at your earliest convenience, kneel and worship at the altar of the future of the NWOBHM.