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Review: Holy Moses - Agony of Death
Holy Moses
Agony of Death

Label: Wacken Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 69:29
Tracks: 12
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: August 29, 2008
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.39/5 (67.78%) (18 Votes)

Holy Moses are an old-timer Thrash band from Germany who have somehow managed to go under my radar for about twenty years. This is their tenth album, and yet this is the first one I have heard. Unusual for having a longtime female vocalist, this band started with the stalwarts of the German scene, but somehow never hit like Destruction or Sodom.

Not hard to see why, if this is the best they can do after 20 years. I have heard worse albums, to be sure, but this is not very interesting. Holy Moses don't seem to have much going in the riff department, and the guitars just kind of chunk along in a way that gets pretty annoying after a while. This album is over an hour long, and all the songs sound a lot alike. "World Of Darkness" is the only one that really stands out to me at all. The production here is good, and vocalist Sabina Classen growls and barks with the expected aggression — and yet this album never really kicks my ass. I keep spinning this, wanting to like it more, but there's just not that much to like. It's not terrible, but it's over an hour of repetitive, unexciting riffs and vocals that do nothing but make noise. Disappointing.

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