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Review: Fabulous Desaster - Hang 'em High
Fabulous Desaster
Hang 'em High

Label: Independent
Year released: 2016
Duration: 42:34
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal


Review online: April 9, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (12 Votes)

Germany's new generation of Thrash Metal troops have been making their way among us by way of a bunch of new quality Thrash acts and one that has impressed me quite a lot is this four-piece band from Bonn, called Fabulous Desaster. As the band's name indicates loud and clear, they took their name from the well-known Frisco band's third album. After recording three albums and one EP, the band knew it was time for their first full-length studio album, so they packed up all their gear and headed their way to Soundsight Studio Hennef, and recorded this 10-song opus, Hang 'Em High.

The first thing a casual listener is about to notice is that there's actually a lot of Exodus flavor in Fabulous Desaster's Thrash attacks, but with of a Rock 'n' Roll vibe squeezed into the songs. I would even say that Exodus' Fabulous Disaster album could be the closest thing musically when you listen to Hang 'Em High. Fabulous Desater haven't quite managed to pen down their own "The Toxic Waltz", although "Wellness in Hell" could be considered their best attempt, sticking out from the album as a really impulsive and catchy number overall. More confusion comes in when vocalist and guitarist Jan Niederstein opens his mouth and starts doing the most impressive Steve "Zetro" Souza vocal cloning that I have ever heard. He does it so well that you wouldn't notice if Mr. Souza borrowed his vocal parts for this record. Also, you've got to love Fabulous Desaster's cheesy song titles as well, such as "Thrash Bang Wallop", "R.I.P. (Rest in Power)" and "Thrash Metal Symphony".

Fabulous Desaster have definitely earned a fair amount of attention from you with this entertaining Thrash opus.

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