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Old 07-14-2014, 08:19 AM
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awesome album !


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How can you not love the fuck out of the riff in Conjuration? Bombenhagel rips too, although I do think the national anthem solo was unnecessary. Aside from that I think the album is damn near perfect. I don't know why Nuclear Winter isn't a staple in their live sets.
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How can you not love the fuck out of the riff in Conjuration? Bombenhagel rips too, although I do think the national anthem solo was unnecessary. Aside from that I think the album is damn near perfect. I don't know why Nuclear Winter isn't a staple in their live sets.
I guess calling the last two songs 'duds' was a little harsh, but I don't think they are up to the quality of the rest of the album. Bombenhagel especially bothers me -- it sounds like a bunch of leftover ideas thrown together just to add an extra song at the end of the album.

Nuclear Winter should absolutely be a live staple. As should Enchanted Land... and Electrocution... and Christ Passion... and...
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Accuser - The Conviction - 1987

Accuser show a lot of promise on The Conviction; they play a lively brand of melodic thrash metal, probably stuck somewhere in between Metallica and Megadeth. Indeed, at times their flair for the dramatic and ability to lock into a giant riff make them sound like a less robust Metallica while other moments of reckless speed make them sound like a less ambitious Megadeth. They simply lack the polish and creativity of those two giants of thrash, though. There are times when a riff or rhythm change just sounds off -- and the vocals are certainly an acquired taste -- but there are other moments, like the half-time part of the verse in "Evil Liar" or that gnarly stuttering bridge riff in the title track that are prime examples of solid songwriting and riff construction. The Conviction is a bit of a mixed bag, for sure but the good outweighs the bad, and the contents of the album are definitely much better than the cover art might suggest!

Standouts: The Conviction, Evil Liar, Screaming For Guilt

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Blessed Death - Destined For Extinction - 1987

I'll keep this brief, kids. Blessed Death's debut album sucked. Hard. The vocals were all kinds of annoying, the production was awful and the songs were uninspired and boring. Their second album, Destined For Extinction sucks almost as hard. This album is plagued with the same problems that were present on the debut, just slightly less so. I don't think the debut had a point as low as the clean part in "Incoming Wounded" though. Thankfully, the album title would prove to be rather prophetic.

Standouts: Nope.

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Man! Over a month since my last entry! Not gonna let that happen again... well, I probably will but I'll try not to.


Blood Money - Battlescarred - 1987

Blood Money's debut album was a very good heavy/thrash album with excellent vocals. Their second album is more of the same, with a little more emphasis on the vocal melodies as the riffs take a bit of a back seat this time around. It's really a surprise and a shame that Blood Money didn't last beyond this album. Both their releases are solid, and I can't overstate the fact that Danny Foxx's vocals are something to behold. Too bad. Ah well, two very good albums are more than a lot of bands with longer careers can boast.

Standouts: Charnal House (House of Death), Wolfboat, Caligula

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I'm shocked we aren't in 88 yet.
Yeah... There's a lot of crap to sift through. Listening to a lot of middling stuff from one genre can take its toll on one's sanity.
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Yeah... There's a lot of crap to sift through. Listening to a lot of middling stuff from one genre can take its toll on one's sanity.
yeah, how long do you intend on doing this? Like what year are you stopping?
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yeah, how long do you intend on doing this? Like what year are you stopping?
2026... Oh, wait. I had planned on 1992 or so, but the sheer volume of thrash albums released from '88 to '90 is absolutely insane, so... yeah, 2026! lol

I dunno, I'll either keep at it forever, or one of these days I'll just say fuck it and stop and nobody will notice. When I first decided I wanted to do this, I wanted to include everything that fell under the thrash umbrella no matter how obscure, as long as I could get my hands on it. I'm sure everyone else will lose interest before I do.
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