||German metal has consistently been solid
ever since Kreator and Sodom have come onto the scene. Verdict
isn’t any different, even with their first full-length CD. They
are an aggressive thrash metal band and sounds similar to Kreator,
Sodom, Slayer, the heaviness of Strapping Young Ladd, and some old
Metallica elements. There is a nasty, raunchy, heaviness to the guitars
mixed with pounding drums, and ferocious words. Vocals on “Reflection
Of Pain” sound very similar to Kreator. The heavy chugging riffs
are mixed with speed metal riffs; it's comparable to an out of control
train. Lots of catchy riffs get your foot tapping and your head banging
on the nine tracks and over thirty-eight minutes of music. The production
and sound of this disk is great for thrash; it’s a great setup.
“Trapped” is my favorite track, along with the title track,
“Reflection Of Pain” and “New War.” All the
other tracks have their moments as well. The songs are pretty good;
it’s just that I liked my favorites better. Good job guys!