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Massive Aggressive

Label: Earache Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 28:34
Tracks: 13
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: October 17, 2009
Reviewed by: The Lord of Hate
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Massive Aggressive

Rated 3.53/5 (70.67%) (15 Votes)
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The party animals of crossover Thrash are back with another short album – 13 songs clocking in at just under 29 minutes. These guys aren't going epic on our asses anytime soon. Before I got the album, the one thing that hit me was the cover art, which is monochromatic compared to the ones of its colourful, 80s Thrash-inspired predecessors. Lots of details again, but you've got to deal with a sea of green.

Massive Aggressive is more "socially conscious" and less "paaarrrttyyyy!" in terms of lyrics than the previous albums, but the music itself is roughly the same style: Short and fast songs for the most part, though you'll find more mid-paced ones here – this is slightly less "pedal-to-the-metal". Vocally, no surprises, the same shouted hardcore-ish style proper to crossover Thrash. I found this new album less fun and catchy than the previous two – it doesn't take off right away like the others did, and in fact I found it a bit bland on the first few listens – it took a while for it to click, and even then I still don't get the "fuck yeah!" attitude that just shined on their previous work. It's still amazing how much they guys can cram into such short songs – "Divine Blasphemer" is a good example, starting off as a speedfest than transforms into a "slow machine gun" shredfest – all in 1:58. These songs all feel longer than they actually are (and in this case, it's a good thing.) Overall, while their stuff used to stick in my head, with Massive Aggressive it's more of a quick fix thing that's over when it's over. Still not bad at all, mind you. Note that this is better enjoyed with the volume cranked uuuuup.


Track Listing:
  1. Masked By Delirium
  2. Mech-Cannibal
  3. Divine Blasphemer
  4. Massive Aggressive
  5. Wolves of Chernobyl
  6. Relentless Threat
  7. The Wrath of The Severed Head
  8. Upside Down Church
  9. Shredded Offering
  10. Media Skeptic
  11. Horny For Blood
  12. Wrong Answer
  13. Acid Sentence
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