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Review: Rezet - Have Gun, Will Travel
Have Gun, Will Travel

Label: High Roller Records
Year released: 2010
Duration: 36:15
Tracks: 8
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: October 10, 2010
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (6 Votes)

Furious, old-school Thrash is the name of the game played by Germany's Rezet. The band's debut, Have Gun, Will Travel, combines the raw and loose speed of pioneers like Megadeth (circa Killing is My Business..) and Death Angel (The Ultra Violence) with early Anthrax/Nuclear Assault style pounding guitars. Beyond the production, which is clear and clean, there is nothing modern about Rezet's sound, which should be welcomed by Thrash fans. I can only imagine the mess of beer, sweat, blood and the occasional tooth, left in the pit after a Rezet show. Vocalist Ricky Wagner sneers like an early, coked-out Mustaine and the rest of the band abuse their instruments mercilessly.

Rezet has captured the sound of the early 80s, sounding neither dated nor ripping off anyone who came before them. And while the songs aren't particularly distinctive, they are played with such energy and conviction, it's hard not to get up and thrash about the living room. The promise of early Thrash lives. If this music doesn't make you move, you're going to need to turn in your badge because, you, my friend, are out of the club.

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CD version on Iron Kodex Records

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