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Thunderblast Invaders From Another World Company: Pure Steel Release: 2011 Genre: Power Reviewer: EC A riff bonanza of high speed metal Seven year lapse between the band's debut and this new one called "Invaders From Another World". The band obviously used some of that span to perfect this second effort--pure Columbian power thrash and what I consider the "Monster Energy Drink" of 2011. Phelipe and the boys are a riff bonanza of high speed metal, screaming while beating it senseless. Drums are the driving force with Neanderthal skins that remind me of Brent Smedley's performance on early Iced Earth. The whole record sounds like a cross of Iced Earth and Rage, speed and finesse playing the roles for Thunderblast. The writing is deep in science fiction and horror from zombie uprising to genetic experiments gone awry. A few sound effects are scattered around for an atmosphere that matches the "Left For Dead" style artwork.
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Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods
that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a
clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about
dropping some bones on these.
Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some
filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a
half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands
are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors.
There is much better metal out there.
Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.
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