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Review: Nailgunner - All Life Ends
All Life Ends

Label: Independent
Year released: 2004
Duration: 13:07
Tracks: 4
Genre: Thrash Metal

Review online: April 5, 2004
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.88/5 (77.5%) (8 Votes)

This new Finnish thrash band does a good job of giving a slightly modern edge to old school thrash. I'll go right ahead and bitch at the one thing that annoys me on this short demo: The vocals. Somehow I can help but think this is a botched attempt at sounding like Desaster. Maybe this is a remain of their early death metal influences, but the growl-like (or very close to anyway) vocals just don't do it here - this would have sounded better with actual "thrash vocals". Still this is quite enjoyable, as the music purely and simply kills, think old Slayer with some old Metallica and some Whiplash, mixed in with a bit of death metal-like guitar work: Definitely not elevator music. The band claims to have done away with its death metal influences, but I can still hear some of that in there, but "thrash-but-no-death" fans fear not: The death influences are quite subtle (OK, except the vocals to some extent) and what you have here are four tracks on headbanging-inducing full speed thrash.

The buzz is good around this band and hopefully that'll encourage them to release a full-length album soon (but pleeeeaaase do something about those vocals.) In the meantime, you can download this demo on their web site. Make an appointment with your chiropractor before you play it.

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