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The Raging Tides
Exumer copy and pastes Exodus, Kreator and Slayer…
'The Raging Tides' marks only the fourth album in the band's 30 year career. The band's first two albums, 'Possessed by Fire' (1986) and 'Rising from the Sea' (1987) set the bar high for this sort of raw German thrash and the group misses the mark completely on this new outing. It's predictable in the pocket thrash without even an ounce of originality or staying power. Exumer copy and pastes Exodus, Kreator and Slayer through ten exhausting cuts. Kudos to cover of Grip Inc's 'Hostage to Heaven' though.
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