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Review: Korzus - Discipline of Hate
Discipline of Hate

Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 41:29
Tracks: 12
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: August 28, 2010
Reviewed by: Adam Kohrman
Readers Rating
Discipline of Hate

Rated 3.85/5 (77%) (20 Votes)

Hailing from Brazil, the boys in Korzus have been around since the heyday of thrash, and helped form the Brazilian metal scene alongside Sarcóphago and Sepultura.. But not until now have they been able the necessary distribution and label support for their music to be heard worldwide. The thrash revival has treated Korzus well, as they're clearly benefiting from the resurgence of popularity. Alongside a plethora of bands who could barely walk, or weren't even born when Korzus recorded their first album, they also find themselves trying to emerge in a cluttered field of bands. The band play a heavier style of thrash, much like Slayer or recent Destruction, and really offer nothing new at all. In fact, there isn't a point on Discipline of Hate where they don't sound like another band. Nevertheless, they play thrash with the energy and fierceness required by the genre. Nothing here sounds unique, but it's not humdrum, either.

This is what thrash should be. It's no frills. Marcello Pompeu has no trouble capturing the classic Tom Araya-like shouts that populated the scene throughout its peak. The riffs don't hold up either. These go back and forth, constantly pummeling you. They're heavy and angry. Just like any good thrash, this comes out angry and doesn't leave feeling any better. Despite the power lying within such themes, the album's greatest flaw lies in the same place. The incessant distorted riffing and pissed off shouts get old after a while, and after twelve songs, it just gets boring. The songs are too similar, and even raging ferocity can't remain engaging for this long.

This is violent thrash that hearkens back to the greatest days of its formative scene. One of Brazil's original metal bands has released a new album that brings its listener back to the classic days. It runs forth with a constant barrage of riffs, and despite its eventual redundancy, the album is still an example of old band making thrash nowadays without seeming aged or overly hackneyed.

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