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ze_mau
Mallcore Kid

Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:17 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 3:58 pm 
 

So many great bands ... forgotten on the sands of time ... Deathwish , D.A.M. , Acid Reign , Toranaga , Cerebral Fix , Slammer , Hydra Vein ... I´m a hughe fan of most of these ...

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Spiner202
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Joined: Wed May 06, 2009 3:32 pm
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:08 pm 
 

I think the UK thrash scene is appropriately rated. While there is no doubt an under-appreciation for the sheer number of bands out there, most of them just aren't that good. I think beyond Onslaught and Sabbat, there are few bands you'll find people feel strongly about. Even those two don't do much for me compared to the German/American bands. The only band from this scene that stands above the crowd to me is Xentrix, but they're sort of like a Metallica/Testament-type clone, without too much unique going for them. Slammer is another one that is perhaps a bit better than the others.

The problem that this scene has is that a lot of the bands are pretty standard in what they do. There's nothing wrong with that, but playing Metallica-styled thrash is really hard because it emphasizes songwriting over speed and aggression. There's nothing wrong with this (in fact, I prefer it when done well), but these bands just aren't that good at songwriting (in general).

Sabbat rightfully gets a bit of recognition because they do things differently. Onslaught was also a bit different, though I think In Search of Sanity was by far the best thing they've ever done, and was more in the power/thrash realm that bands like Heathen and Flotsam & Jetsam did so well.

Also, I'll add a few more bands to the discussion, in case anyone is looking for more: Xyster, Metal Messiah, Snyper, Re-animator, Virus (these guys are a bit more interesting, particularly on Force Recon). It's also worth looking into the label Mosh Tuneage, who is doing everything they can to re-issue every long-lost UK thrash album: http://moshtuneage.bigcartel.com/
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Diamhea
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2014 5:26 pm 
 

Re-Animator tells so much of the story on their own. Potential that was never fulfilled. They fall hard and fast on their third record.
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