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Review: Gama Bomb - The Terror Tapes
Gama Bomb
The Terror Tapes

Label: AFM Records
Year released: 2013
Duration: 36:02
Tracks: 12
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: May 6, 2013
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
The Terror Tapes

Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (8 Votes)

Old school Thrash Metal, straight-up with no frills, is what Gama Bomb offer on The Terror Tapes. Speed and aggression are mixed with a good dose of tongue-in-cheek humor that will bring back a flood of memories to those who were around in the mid-80s. Singer Philly Byrne has a non-descript sort of shout but occasionally channels Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, giving songs like "Terrorscope" and "The Cannibals Are in the Streets" a definite Overkill sound. These songs are simple and effective with frenetic riffs and squealing solos. As mentioned, Gama Bomb aren't afraid to inject a little humor into their music and songs like "Beverly Hills Robocop" and the 21-second "Shitting Yourself to Live" evoke the craziness of S.O.D. The Terror Tapes is consistent from start to finish and there are no weak tracks. It's a fine slice of old school Thrash for old and new fans alike.

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