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Review: Witchaven - Terrorstorm

Year released: 2012
Originally released in: 2010
Duration: 34:57
Tracks: 10
Genre: Black/Thrash


Review online: February 11, 2012
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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Rated 3.18/5 (63.64%) (11 Votes)

Barebones Black/Thrash is what Terrorstorm is all about. There are pretty much no surprises here – as can be expected from the genre this is not flashy in any way, the band keep it simple and just thrash along, though the usually raw music is sometimes "interrupted" by somewhat melodic solos that stick out in this sea of raw and dirty blackened Thrash.

The vocals are more of the harsher Thrash variety than the closer to Black Metal screeches commonly associated with the genre, and this had the side effect of making this sound a little bit like the less polished material of early Sodom and Kreator here and there. Many songs end with some useless spoken crap about things like war and terrorism (news report style) that I personally found extremely annoying – this stuff rarely ever adds anything to an album and in this case it also breaks the mood.

Terrorstorm is not particularly original but is well done for the most part and delivers the good. Those into the rawer forms of Thrash will want to take a look at this one.

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