Blood Tsunami - Thrash Metal (Candlelight Records) - Back
As the title of the disc may imply, “Thrash Metal” is a heavy bout of thrash. After you hear this Blood Tsunami disc, you will find it hard to believe this is their debut. The band has only been together since 2004 and with a couple demos under their belt they have crafted this album of lethal proportions. While having thrash and speed metal in their sound you can’t help but assume that death and black metal is also involved. Which would make sense since the skillful assault of Bard G. “Faust” Eithun (Scum, Aborym, Bomberos, ex-Emperor) on drums. The guitars hit you with double barrel action of choppy thrash riffs, speed-driven thrash riffs, and groove-driven thrash riffs. They are extremely addicting! For vox Blood Tsunami has a screaming/yelling death-thrash type, almost Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates) style vocals. Topping off this effort are the shredding solos reminiscent of Kirk Hammett. When hearing this creation you can’t help thinking of bands like Slayer, Old Metallica, Sodom, Entombed, Testament, At The Gates, The Haunted, In Flames, etc. Of the eight tracks and forty-three minutes “Infernal Final Carnage” is one of the best tracks and “Godbeater,” is an awesome thrash instrumental of about ten minutes in length. Kind of reminds me of Metallica’s “To Live Is To Die.” In closing, this is one Tsunami that you want to get swept away by…

Rating:
90

Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins