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Review: Alkira - Juggernaut

Label: Independent
Year released: 2014
Duration: 52:26
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: January 31, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (8 Votes)

There's a very promising and fruitful underground Metal scene boiling Down Under these days. Alkira, a 4-piece Thrash Metal unit from Strathalbyn, South Australia, have finally released their debut full-length studio album, Juggernaut, featuring 10 songs of aggressive, neck-snapping Thrash.

I remember liking the band's previous EP Red Devil quite a bit and compare their sound to Sepultura, Cro-Mags and even Pro-pain, but Juggernaut is a tad more aggressive and tighter. In fact, if you took 25% Testament, 25% Cro-Mags and then added some Punk attitude elements from names like Sepultura, Invocator, Municipal Waste, S.O.D. and Slayer, I bet you would have a good idea of how Alkira's Jaggernaut sounds. Alkira isn't one of the most technical or melodic Thrash Metal acts out there but they still tend to catch your attention with their brutal and in-yer-fuckin'-face Thrash attacks. A song like "Inebriated State" slashes the veins in your wrist, in the the one and only Invocator style, while the album's title track rolls over you a merciless S.O.D. type of unstoppable heaviness.

On Jaggernaut Alkira has revealed its true Thrash claws and I expect nothing but the same from them in the future. Keep up the great work, lads!

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