Warbringer - War Without End (Century Media Records) - Back
Finding an up and coming band these days that plays pure thrash doesn’t happen that often. It would seem that most of these new bands take a similar road that leads to being a metalcore band. Well can assure you that Warbringer has nothing to do with those trendy fads.

“War Without End” sounds like an album that came out in the heyday of thrash metal when bands like Kreator, Sodom, Exodus, Slayer, and Overkill ruled supreme. Surprising it may seem, some of these neo-thrashers actually weren’t even born when the genre ruled metal in eighties. Being 17-22 years of age, it’s hard to believe that they haven’t followed the trend that so many new bands do today, but theses guys are thrashers, through and through.

Precise and systematic drum patterns with authority hammer your brain with a blast from the past. Hard-hitting thrash riffs and shredding solos sit you on the edge of your seat. And yelling and commanding thrash vocals are at the front of the band.

Four of five songs from their “One By One The Wicked Fall” EP found their way onto their album. These include “Total War,” “Hell On Earth,” “Beneath The Waves,” and “Shoot To Kill.” The final listed track “Combat Shock” has a brand new video out for it now. Plus there is a Hidden bonus track and the end of the disc about a minute in to the unlisted eleventh track.

Bill Metoyer recorded this war machine. He has worked with the bands Slayer, Dark Angel, and D.R.I.

Fuck the trends, thrash is not dead…it is alive and well in these youngsters. We can only hope many more return to what true metal is all about. Thrash-on!

Rating:
85

Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins