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Review: Warpath (Ger) - Filthy Bastard Culture
Warpath (Ger)
Filthy Bastard Culture

Label: Massacre Records
Year released: 2018
Duration: 1:02:24
Tracks: 14
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3/5

Review online: May 5, 2021
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Filthy Bastard Culture

Rated 3/5 (60%) (2 Votes)

This is one of many bands named Warpath, this one out of Germany. While the band's basic sound is thrash, they advertise themselves as "thrash/doom/death/hardcore" and, well, that's not an exaggeration. There is a hell of a lot of variety to be found here, a little too much in fact. The good is that the band is consistently heavy and aggressive throughout the album. No matter what the predominant genre of a song, there's that crushing metal vibe that oozes heaviness cranked up to 11. You get some old-school thrash as well as a more modern variety, some slow, crushing doom, and some death/thrash stuff as well. At times I was reminded of '70s Sabbath and Venom circa Resurrection, to name a few. The hardcore-ish stuff is not as good and, if they had kept that out, they'd have a better album. It feels out of place, especially when they go for a sound that's close to what some metal bands were doing 20+ years ago when they were trying to cater to the nu-metal crowd, and that just sounds bad compared to the rest of the album. There are 14 songs totalling just over an hour, and I could probably get something really good by picking a few of those and sticking to a 40-minute runtime and not having a few cringeworthy numbers pop up at random. I got out of this with a love-hate feeling.

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