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Review: Unprovoked - Out of the Ashes
Out of the Ashes

Label: Independent
Year released: 2019
Duration: 43:34
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: September 22, 2019
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
Out of the Ashes

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

Unprovoked are an old Thrash/Crossover band from the '90s that called it quits in 1995, but like many old forgotten acts these days, they returned in 2015 with new members Cless Limberio on guitar and Loren Scott on bass and self-released their aptly titled comeback, Out of the Ashes, in May 2019. It honestly sounds like a day hasn't gone by since they split up, as this is the same kind of Bay Area Thrash mixed with Crossover elements that they specialized in, sounding equal parts like Vio-lence, Death Angel, D.R.I, and The Accüsed. Tasteful, impactful riffs, nice hooks, great Exhorder-esque vocals from Darren Chaney, and the kind of gang-shouts required for this to really be Crossover all come together for a no-holds barred fistful of ass-kicking Thrash that may as well have come straight from the height of the scene's heyday. I'd pick favorites, but every song is an equally well-executed example of what the genre can do. If you're looking for another Thrash revival act to celebrate, make it Unprovoked.

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Interview with vocalist Darren Chaney on December 5, 2019 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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