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Fear Beyond Lunacy
Great, catchy songs and just a good solid thrash record throughout
Bay Area Thrash with a touch of German Thrash thrown in. Vocals are a mix of the late Paul Baloff in his height with Exodus and John Kevill from Warbringer. Guitars are crunchy, fast and melodic, just how I like my thrash riffs. Solos will rip through you like a scythe through a wheatfield. Great, catchy songs and just a good solid thrash record throughout. Standout tracks are "Dead and Gone", "Tearing Into Hell" and "Living in Extinction". Also, this may be one of the coolest album covers ever!
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RATING Fear Beyond Lunacy 2015 The End Greg Watson 4/5/2016 3.5
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