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Uninspired boring Retro-Thrash - 59%

MegaTormentor, July 19th, 2005

This is one of the countless retro-thrash albums that makes you think "OMG, I THINK DIZ ALBUM ISN'T RECORDED IN 2000, DIZ IS LIKE RECORDED IN 1986!!."

Is this really good? Nah, not really. I fail to see why do people like so much Retro-Thrash bands that just rip-off everything what the 80's bands did. In this band's case, they ripped-off Exumer. This album sounds incredibly similar to them in almost every way.
So, If this sounds like Exumer, why is Thrash Attack bad? Thrash Attack itself isn't bad but mediocre, you won't see anything new in this album. You'll see only the typical THUM-THANCK-THUMP-THANCK thrash beats and random "cool badass" old-school riffing (or old-school rip-offs. If you preffer.) The guitars actually don't sound that bad, instead of having the ultra-thin retro-thrash sound this album has a more thick and powerful flowing sound. But as I said the riffing is 100% generic. The bass, as always, follows the guitar riffing and sounds so buried and almost inaudible. The vocalist sounds like if he was trying to impersonate Mem Von Stern. Exumer's Mem Von Stern actually did very powerful vocals, but this vocalist simply lacks the extreme edge that made Exumer so good. The riffing, again is totally generic speed riffing (tremolo/triplet/fast power-chord/palm mute alternation in the average Thrash Metal way) The solos are buried under the riffs, so basically you'll only hear background feedback (except in Hypocritical Convictions, where the solo is slower). In addition almost every song ends/stars with an (annoying) high pitched scream (perhaps a con?)

Does this EP sounds bad? No, it doesn't. It could be an amazing EP if it was really released in 1985 or 1986. But please. Everything present on this album has been done before by the Good Old Sodom, Exodus, Nuclear Assault, Slayer we all love. The simple fact EVERYTHING has been done before makes this album mediocre, not to mention the inaudible bass, the rather uninspired insipid vocals and the stupid lyrics (Do every retro-thrash band has a song about being a true "Old-School-Thrasher" in these days?).

Virtually there are no reason to get this EP. But If you are someone who listens to everything that is cool or someone looking for nowadays Old-School Thrash you may enjoy it. But if you are looking for some innovative Thrash band that doesn't sounds incredibly wanky or mallcory (See: Meswiggah,) avoid this EP like if it was St. Anger.