Type: CD Company: Divebomb Release: 2014 Genre: Thrash Reviewer: Eric Compton Published: 9/1/2014
Compilation of late 80's and 90's thrash
Greensboro, North Carolina label Tribunal Records have re-released a multitude of rare albums over the years through their Divebomb subsidiary. ‘Kick ‘Em Hard’ is a package featuring the recorded works of Australia’s Addictive. The speed metal band released their debut, ‘Pity of Man’, in 1989. The album catered to fans of early Metallica, Laaz Rockit, and Testament. The group’s ’93 sophomore effort, ‘Kick ‘Em Hard’, was originally lost, delayed and subsequently abandoned. By this stagnant period of the 90s no one really cared to go looking for it. Both of these records have been out of print for twenty years, but thanks to Divebomb they finally see a proper release again. Both albums are re-mastered into a nice fan package including band biography, photos and an interview. Also included are bonus tracks for both albums and the 1988 demo tape, ‘Ward 74’.
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