|Review: Chainbreaker - Wasteland City|
Year released: 2018
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: August 2, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 4.4/5 (88%) (5 Votes)
Now here's a slab of pretty darn frantic, aggressive and headbangable Thrash Metal that invites you to go to the pit and release your little inner beast.
Chainbreäker comes from Linz, Austria, and these fours lads of all things thrashy name beer drinking and hell raising as some of their main interests. There you go. Musically, on the band's debut album, Wasteland City, they have emulated the same aggression and vibe you can find from Exodus' debut album, Bonded by Blood, released in 1985. Even vocalist and guitarist Chriz Speedfire sounds much like Paul Baloff, and whatnot Gary Holt with his piercing, heavy and all-nailing Thrash riffs. The album's material is strongly based on the same straightforward approach that made Bonded... such a great Thrash Metal record. Chainbreäker have really nailed what Thrash Metal should be all about in the first place: intense, aggressive, punishing, riff-filled and everything in between. The band also has a song called "Blood for Blood" that reminds me of early Slayer at the beginning, then turning back to the good 'n' old Exodus mold again. It is one of the highlights of the album. Also, I'm glad they left so much room for bass' sound in the final mix, which is really in the front of the recording, and as audible as it can be.
Chainbreäker know what it takes to make solid, no holds barred Thrash Metal. No more words are needed. Just get this album for a proof for the band's qualification to thrash.
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