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Review: Terrifier - Trample the Weak, Devour the Dead
Trample the Weak, Devour the Dead

Label: Empire Records
Year released: 2023
Duration: 38:57
Tracks: 8
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: July 22, 2023
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 4.29/5 (85.71%) (7 Votes)

Wow, this Canadian band has been around for over 20 years (the first 9 or so under the name Skull Hammer), but I had never heard of them prior to their third album, Trample the Weak, Devour the Dead. Are you ready to get thrown back in time? You better be when you hit play on this sucker because you're headed to 1986-87 when thrash metal was at its absolute peak. Terrifier plays the super-tight, ultra-fast style that scythes through a crowd leaving the dead and dying in its wake. The vocals are a raw scream that thankfully never strays to core, with occasional proto-death growls, and the solos are the kind that would make people like Kerry King say, "OK, that's fast." The sound of the album is excellent, and you simply can't go wrong with an Ed Repka album cover. On the downside, there are no standout tracks that could give Trample the Weak, Devour the Dead a signature or something you can latch on to and say, "oh yeah, that's Terrifier." Despite that, I think it will be hard for any thrash fan to dislike what this band is doing, which is along the same lines as Bay Area acts like Exodus and Heathen. An amusing side note is while I was listening to this record, I kept thinking, "this is a Michel band" and when I checked past reviews, saw that he reviewed (and liked) their Weapons of Thrash Destruction album back in 2016. Good to know what the boss likes. :)

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