|Review: Adrenicide - War Begs No Mercy|
|War Begs No Mercy|
Label: Slaney Records
Year released: 2010
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: November 30, 2010
Reviewed by: Adam Kohrman
for:War Begs No Mercy
Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (10 Votes)
Adrenicide are one of the thrash bands that simply "get it." They don't try to do anything wildly different, and they don't try to overcomplicate their music. Neither do they simply play blisteringly fast-paced metal with a mediocre vocalist shouting over everything. On War Begs No Mercy, Adrenicide provide the style of thrash that made both old and new wave bands good. They're unpretentious and have a sense of humor. It's riff after riff, and then a solo. They aren't out there to shred their guitars faster than others, obsessed with one-upping the other bands. On the contrary, they want to make you bang your head. While a few thrash bands have succeeded in doing more than that, most should just stick to the simple, visceral, emotions provided by such music, and that's exactly what Adrenicide "get."
This is nothing different: old school-sounding thrash in the vein of Sacred Reich and Vio-Lence where riffs pile up on top of each other. These aren't mediocre riffs either. They're ones that, as I said, do nothing but induce headbanging in the listener. I really feel that young bands like this are the ones who should be making thrash now. While many of them are mired in their own apery, others – like Adrenicide – have an undeniable youthful feel. It's one of angst and feisty, possibly naïve rebelliousness. Isn't that exactly what great thrash is about? I think so. Older bands feel forced (for the most part) when they try to execute such music. Thankfully, Adrenicide employ the stripped down, immediate sound, complete with more than competent musicianship. The neo-thrash scene may be muddled and oversaturated, but Adrenicide are one of the bands that you'd be foolish to pass on.
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