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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