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F.K.Ü. - Horror Metal Moshing Machine

Return of the SOD - 80%

nuclearnoise, August 29th, 2009

If you're a fan of 80's thrash, you really can't go wrong with this band. They have a sound that's somewhere between Exodus and Anthrax. Their lyrics cover the gamut of thrash topics, with a definite nod to the humorous subjects covered by Stormtroopers of Death. You don't have to tell FKU that this has all been done before; they know this. FKU are having a great time playing these tunes. You should have a great time listening to them.

The first track has a nice thrash pace, with lots of Anthrax and SOD influence, especially in the mosh part. The singer has a little Zetro in his vocals until the end of the song when he lets the falsetto fly. The lyrics are especially funny as they contain a lot of song titles of classic thrash tunes strung together to make sentences that actually make sense. The second track is a Tankard cover. This song stays pretty faithful to the original, though the ripping solo in the middle has a strong Slayer feel with lots of whammy bar abuse.

The recording was a little flat, but that may be due to the format. Nonetheless, the instruments are clear and separated in the mix. The bass guitar is audible and the guitars are razor sharp. The first track appears on the Where Moshers Dwell CD and the Tankard cover is exclusive to this release. If you like classic US thrash, you should definitely get this.