|Review: Vulture - Dealin' Death|
Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2021
Review online: May 11, 2021
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (5 Votes)
Vulture are another band worshipping at the altar of old-school thrash, and they do it well. This is actually more of a speed/thrash thing as there are elements of old-school speed metal in here as well. They're German and the German influences are audible in the vocals (a bit of a Kreator thing going on here, though not quite the same) and in the sheer aggressiveness of the music which definitely borrows more from the German school than the American one, though they also borrow from the likes of Slayer and the result is pretty juicy. The melodic speed metal elements remind me of Agent Steel: fast as hell, kind of catchy and just slicing away at everything in sight. Vulture really stroke the right balance of melody, heaviness, aggression and sometimes even a little chaos with this album and Dealin' Death is one of those albums that sound likes it was parachuted from the mid-80s, but served with modern means. Even the artwork is old school (I see this in a store, I pick it up without hesitation.) Lots of headbanging and air-guitaring ahead for fans of speed/thrash...
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