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Band
Shrapnel
Title
Raised on Decay
Type
LP/EP
Company
Spinefarm
YOR
2017
Style
Thrash
9/13/2017 - Review by: Eric Compton
Showcase of solos amidst a love for seasoned acts like Kreator and Exodus
Thrash proves to be alive and well in the UK with this second full-length effort from Norwich natives Shrapnel. After a debut courtesy of Candlelight, the group jump on Spinefarm for this sophomore release. The band's high-energy, riff frenzy can be a wall of sound, but ebbs and flows with a softer touch of melody and a slight progressive nod in places. The tracks are a showcase of solos amidst a love for seasoned acts like Kreator and Exodus. With acts like Game Over, Havok and Shrapnel, thrash is very much alive and well.
Recommended for fans of: Battlecross, Havok, Game Over
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
3.5
MUSIC
4
VOCALS
3
PRODUCTION
3.5
ARTWORK
2
LYRICS
3.5


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    3.5 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: SHRAPNEL
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Raised on Decay
2017
Spinefarm
Eric Compton9/13/2017
3.5
The Virus Conspires
2014
Candlelight
Greg Watson3/31/2014
4.5

ALL INTERVIEWS FOR: SHRAPNEL
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