|Review: Blood Tsunami - Thrash Metal|
Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2007
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: March 21, 2007
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (6 Votes)
This band is getting a bit of buzz lately amongst the old-school Thrash fans – you know, the ones who lament that Thrash is dead and then wet their pants over the newest shambling undead album by the latest reunited 80's band – those guys. Also, Blood Tsunami have a cool name and they have a drummer who used to be in Emperor.
And this is a pretty cool album too. Blood Tsunami have the riffs thing down pretty good, even if they don't chug quite enough, or play quite as fast as I would like. This is definitely reminiscent of old-fashioned stuff like early Kreator or Exodus, and fans of the old school will dig this certainly. The only serious drawbacks I have are that the vocals are an awful metalcore yap which really distract me from the music. Does nobody remember how to have thrash vocals anymore? Call Desaster or Usurper and ask them how to do it, we'll be here when you get back. My other beef is that pretty much all these songs are at the same speed, and the 4/4 midpaced groove really gets old by track 4. There are some cool galloping thrash riffs on here, but would it have killed them to give us one or two real face-ripping speed monsters?
Blood Tsunami have the right idea, and the album cover art is seriously cool (even if the album title is pretty stupid). This is a fun album of retro thrashing for the 80s maven in you, but it's not a masterwork or anything. Still, this band will bear watching in the future.
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