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Review: Warthrash - Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum
Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum

Label: Pure Metal Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 15:46
Tracks: 5
Genre: Death/Thrash


Review online: October 8, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.6/5 (72%) (5 Votes)

The South American underground scene is known for its zillions of Metal bands. Many of them are only known inside their own country due to limited resources as far as record labels, promotion and so on, are concerned. And that's a real pity because many of these bands have lots of potential to become known internationally.

Colombian Death/Thrash Metal act Warthrash certainly is one of those bands that would deserve a chance to make a career outside of their home country, Colombia. Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum is a five-song debut EP released on a small domestic Colombian label (Pure Metal Records) in 2011. They play a relatively primitive and straightforward Death and Thrash Metal, full of sheer enthusiasm, which sort of reminds me of early days Sepultura, Chakal and all those bands for whom playing straight from the heart and soul was more important than paying attention to every little detail in playing precisely, avoiding fucking things up too much. In other words, this trio does respect some traditions of the South American underground Metal sounds, keeping it aggressive, simple, and to-the-point. "Creation of Hate" in particular, is an amazing song, starting with a heavy riffage part and right after that bursting out on your face with its full ruthless force.

This EP is for the fans of the eighties South American underground Thrash and Death Metal sound especially.

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