The Metal Crypt on Facebook  The Metal Crypt's YouTube Channel
Review: Suicidal Angels - Sanctify the Darkness
Suicidal Angels
Sanctify the Darkness

Label: Nuclear Blast Records
Year released: 2009
Duration: 38:16
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: July 19, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers' Rating
How do you rate this release?

Rated 3.88/5 (77.69%) (26 Votes)

Among the new wave of retro-thrash wannabes, there is a dividing line between those who really mean it and those who are just faking. In other words, there are those like Blood Tsunami who seem to be in it somewhat ironically, and then there are bands like this one, who just love this music and don't know how to do anything else. Suicidal Angels are Greek, but I have to say I hear nothing but good old Thrash coursing in their veins.

A volleying mix of old-school Slayer with some of the violence of Sodom and Destruction thrown in, Suicidal Angels do everything right, from the fat tube-amp guitar sound to the hammering drum backbeat and the grunting Angelripper vocals. This is Thrash like Mom used to complain about when I was much younger. No aspirations to high art, no real seriousness beyond serious riffs and flailing leads, this is a high-octane brew of wrath and chugging guitars that manages to be entirely retro without sounding stale in the slightest. Kickass.

More about Suicidal Angels...
Review: Eternal Domination (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: Profane Prayer (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Review: Sanctify the Darkness (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Interview with guitarist and vocalist Nick Melissourgos on September 5, 2023 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Click below for more reviews
Latest 0-9 A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z Various Books/Zines 

The Metal Crypt - Crushing Posers Since 1999
Copyright  © 1999-2024, Michel Renaud / The Metal Crypt.  All Rights Reserved.