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Review: Total Annihilation - ...on Chains of Doom
Total Annihilation
...on Chains of Doom

Label: Czar of Crickets Productions
Year released: 2020
Duration: 42:58
Tracks: 8
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: February 25, 2020
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (2 Votes)

Swiss thrashers Total Annihilation first formed in 2006, and in that time they've released a couple of splits, an EP, and three full-length albums including this one. That might seem standard, but considering how most Thrash bands go, that's pretty productive in terms of output.

Anyway, ...On Chains of Doom can be summed up as a mix between Sodom and Legion of the Damned, and if it's any indication of their past output, then this band has been making killer Thrash that borders on Death/Thrash for over a decade and I somehow missed it! Brutal, crushing heaviness is mixed with fierce technicality that doesn't quite verge into masturbation and a grim, sinister atmosphere that made both their influences stand out from the pack. The drum work on this is especially impressive, not too far off from Emilio Marquez's performance on Possesed's comeback, Revelations of Oblivion.

At the end of the day, these lads love their European Thrash Metal and it shows in this uncompromising face-ripper that I've had on repeat for quite a while now. If that's not a reason to get this album, then I don't know what to tell you.

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