Contrived, unoriginal German thrash
Germany's Iron Angel produced two critically acclaimed thrash records--'Hellish Crossfire' and 'Winds of War' in 1985/1986. Since then, it's just a shambles of reunions, live performances, box sets and compilations. Vocalist Dirk Schröder finally just assembled an all new band, signed to Mighty Music and released the way late third record, 'Hellbound'. I'm sure some of these songs have existed since the 80s in some form (notepad, old tapes or just mental repetition) but it all comes across as dated at this point in 2018. It's fast, sounds good, Schroder is energetic and over the top but failing to deliver anything remotely interesting.
Recommended for fans of: Abattoir, Living Death and Grinder