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Review: GumoManiacs - By Endurance We Conquer - Demons & Damnation
By Endurance We Conquer - Demons & Damnation

Label: Ghost Town Noize
Year released: 2017
Duration: 1:21:03
Tracks: 20
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: November 22, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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By Endurance We Conquer - Demons & Damnation

Rated 4/5 (80%) (11 Votes)

German thrashers GumoManiacs came up with something special to celebrate the band's 10th anniversary. What could be more special than to record a bunch of songs and release them all for the fans as a double disc affair?

By Endurance We Conquer - Demons & Damnation is the band's fourth studio. What makes this album special and appreciated is that it's all new material here: no re-recordings of any of their old songs or anything like that. Just 20 new Thrash anthems that surely offer a good amount of entertainment.

As has been the case with their three previous albums, GumoManiacs play some quality, tastefully done Thrash Metal which respects the old-school traditions. There's nothing modern or overly polished to their sound at all, and they seem to recycle all the largely accepted ingredients that make a good Thrash Metal album. It all starts from a single, mind-sticking riff or melody line and then you are set to go from that point on. By Endurance... is full of riffs, great melodies, and nice hooks that catch your ears in no time. The first disc displays a more aggressive, to-the-point type of Thrash than disc 2, and is shorter than the second disc as well. On disc 2, the songs are more varied and deploy some excellent Maiden-esque melodies, like on "Billy the Kid" and "Black Friday," the latter dealing with a stock markets crash.

Despite the album's length, make no mistake: this is a very solid release absolutely worth checking out if you have liked any of their other albums.

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