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Review: Scars - The Nether Hell
The Nether Hell

Label: Independent
Year released: 2006
Duration: 29:09
Tracks: 6
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4.5/5

Review online: July 29, 2006
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
The Nether Hell

Rated 3.57/5 (71.43%) (7 Votes)

Well well... I've been lucky in the past few weeks, running into some unexpected surprises, and Scars is the latest one. I was expecting some jumpdafukup crap, but this is almost as far as it gets from that. "The Nether Hell" is a nice little slab of old school thrash that mixes a number of 80s thrash influences - a bit of Bay Area thrash (think Exodus), some late 80s Slayer and a hint of German thrash. All that from Brazilian band. Only the vocals can get slightly annoying at times - a bit of a cross between 80s Slayer and newer Exodus, but overall they're OK and when they're not, the music more than makes up for it. There's a bit of an atmosphere thing going on here and there, reminiscent of what early Slayer created and something we don't hear much in thrash nowadays - listen to the first minute of "Legions (Forgotten By the Gods)" for instance.

There's not a dull moment on this one, and like most short CDs (this one clocks in at a little less than 30 minutes), you wish it would last longer. But then again, better have 29 minutes of quality than an extra 15 minutes of filler. I have seen a version of this on a download site than had 10 songs, but I don't know if it was an error since I could not find any word of this on the official web site. But at the end of the day, whether it has 6 or 10 songs, this one is sure to please the thrash aficionados.

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