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Review: Korzus - Discipline of Hate
Discipline of Hate

Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 41:29
Tracks: 12
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: June 21, 2010
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
Readers Rating
Discipline of Hate

Rated 3.86/5 (77.14%) (21 Votes)

Album number five from the Brazilian thrashers Korzus. Having had no experience with the rest of the band's discography I have no basis for comparison to their back catalogue, however as far as thrash metal goes in 2010 this is pretty good. Bearing a sound largely similar to that of which Testament and Exodus have been pushing the last few years this is firmly in the modern school of thrash. Whilst this isn't breaking new ground for originality, Korzus are peddling a nicely polished brand of hate-filled thrash. Adding to their already established modern style of thrash are some Slayer elements utilized, in particular in their harmonized guitar riffs and breakdowns. Not to mention their singer Marcello Pompeu whose vocals are very Tom Araya with a hint of Steve Souza – although definitely more pissed off than Araya has sounded in recent years.

For the most part Korzus keep to an equal mix of speed and mid pacing, with furious drum work supporting mammoth riffs with some real tasty guitar solos thrown in when needed. As is the case with the vast majority of modern thrash the production is very clear with nice clarity in the instruments – hell even the bass is audible. Main problems with Discipline of Hate are obviously the lack of originality, which is unsurprising really, and even though the album is just over 40 minutes, five tracks or so in everything starts to blur into one, which certainly makes it feel longer than it actually is. There are also a few groove moments to be found throughout which will certainly grate on some. Tracks such as "Truth", the Slayer worship of "Slavery", and "Under His Command" are decent thrashers that certainly stand out amidst the rest of the tracks.

Overall this is an uninspired yet fun album that fans of the modern thrash will certainly lap up, for those of you who haven't followed the scene since the early 90's you guys can skip this one – as can anyone uninterested in thrash metal. However for some mindless pissed off headbanging fun this is one to turn up to 11.

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