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Swiss death thrashers Freakings deliver a solid album that will appeal to many. With a base in the thrash scene, the band blitz their way through songs that are tinged with growling vocals and very aggressive riffing. The solos alone would make Hammett or Holt weep tears of happiness. The vocals for me got a bit dodgy as the singer doesn't inflect too clearly on some words and it's hard to make out what he is saying. Songs like "Hate in Our Veins", "Atomic Idiocy" and "False God" are blistering highlights. Overall, 'Gladiator' is another fresh dose of thrash in a scene that has been on the uptick all year.
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3.5 :AVE RATING
ALL REVIEWS FOR: FREAKINGS
RATING Gladiator 2014 Independent Greg Watson 11/7/2014 3.5
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