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Review: Ultra-Violence - Deflect the Flow
Deflect the Flow

Label: Candlelight Records
Year released: 2015
Duration: 52:35
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: June 5, 2015
Reviewed by: Bruno Medeiros
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Rated 4/5 (80%) (6 Votes)

Isn't it great when you hear an album by a new band and they make a sound that reminds you of old tunes? Well, these thrashers from Italy sure know how to do that. Paying homage to Thrash giants like Testament and Exodus, Ultra-Violence came blasting in 2013 with Privilege to Overcome, and this year release itheir sophomore effort, an album full of angry riffs and catchy tunes. Need face-melting solos? Brutal vocals? Top-notch musicians? Deflect the Flow has all that, and then some.

Generally, a Thrash Metal band doesn't experiment much, but there is a lot of variety in Deflect the Flow: From fun, groovy tunes like "Why So Serious?" to more aggressive and brutal efforts like "Burning Through the Scars", no two songs sound the same here, as these youngsters have managed to produce a well-balanced album without losing their brutal essence. Hell, it even features an acoustic solo on "In the Name of Your God". On top of that, the production is very good, highlighting each instrument at the right time, which really makes a difference these days.

If you love Thrash Metal like I do, and like a good mix between a modern and a more classic sound, this album will suit you just fine. A good addition to 2015, Deflect the Flow makes a statement by proving Thrash Metal is alive and well.

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