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Band
Essence
Title
Lost In Violence
Type
LP/EP
Company
Ultimhate
YOR
2011
Style
Thrash
3/6/2011 4:58:59 PM - Review by: Eric Compton
Essence is the Danish turn at thrash, their debut album coming four years after their teaser EP. This isn't as effective as Bonded By Blood or Havoc but ultimately not down trodden like so many retro acts (are we still calling it that?). This is a speed induced mosher destined to leave heads spinning in good ways and bad. Fast, faster and fastest will little to lube the gears save more dynamic offerings like "Shades Of Black" which are much more elevated than the average churn-and-burn material scattered throughout this debut. Promising act that I will keep an ear on for sure.
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    3.5 :AVE RATING

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COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Lost In Violence
2011
Ultimhate
Eric Compton3/6/2011
3.5

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