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Review: Terravore - Vortex of Perishment
Vortex of Perishment

Label: Punishment 18 Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 47:53
Tracks: 9
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: February 21, 2021
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Vortex of Perishment

Rated 3.88/5 (77.5%) (8 Votes)

Vortex of Perishment is the second album from Bulgarian thrashers Terravore, a band who are clearly happy simply riding the wheel rather than reinventing it. Blistering old-school Thrash that mixes the rough edge of European acts like Kreator with the more melodic tendencies of American bands like Exodus is the order of the day here, complete with sharp playing, brutal riffing, and gang shouts all over the place to make for a solid listen throughout. True, the songwriting is formulaic and predictable, and most of the songs do end up sounding more or less the same because of it, but Terravore recreates that formula just well enough for that not to be a big deal to me. The one exception to all that is the eight-minute closer "Journey to the End of Time", which is significantly more varied, complex, and epic than anything else on the album, and it's so good that I really hope the band works in that style more in the future. This isn't groundbreaking or anything, but it has its roots placed deeply in the glory days of Thrash and is well played enough to make you hunger for those days again when it's on. Worth a listen.

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