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Review: Attacker - Sins of the World
Sins of the World

Label: Metal on Metal Records
Year released: 2016
Duration: 45:22
Tracks: 10
Genre: Power/Thrash

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: July 7, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Sins of the World

Rated 4.46/5 (89.23%) (13 Votes)

New Jersey's highly appreciated Metal overlords, Attacker, are one of those bands that hardly need an introduction any more, right? Attacker have kept their wheels rollin' since 1983 (1983-1984 as Warlock), breaking up in 1989 and then returning in 2001. This is their fourth album since their return and it is also their most aggressive and Thrash-orientated effort thus far.

The title of the peaceful intro (expect calm before the storm),"A Time Before the Darkness", hints as to what's to come next: a darkened and ominous mixture of Power Metal, Thrash Metal and traditional Metal executed in an absolutely brilliant and professional way. The first two songs, "Sins of Man" and "Carcosa", pretty much set the tone for the rest of the album. The Attacker boys literally attack from every direction, armed with a new arsenal of heavier, meaner-sounding and violent riffs than ever before, reminding me of Texas-based Helstar. There's definitely something similar compared to Helstar's later albums, especially the nonstop flow of striking, powerful and target-hitting riffs that are basically everywhere on the record. Both Mike Benetatos and Pat Marinelli prove to be quite the guitar wizards, conjuring up a constant stream of heavy, magnificent ship-sinking riffs, and do it with a great sense of style and top-notch quality. When the songs are supported solely by Bobby "Leather Lungs" Lucas' vicious vocal work, it's easy to have a wide grin all over your face when the album has come to its end. This is just such first class, top-quality Metal from start to finish that it's hard to stop listening to Sins of the World which is, simply said, an outstanding Metal record.

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