Heartwork (1993) because, like every review written says, it sounds like a bridge between those two albums (which is another way of saying it’s fucking awesome).
The first half serves up an aggressive dual guitar assault on a bloodstained platter that reminds us just how influential these guys were back in the day. The second half is more focussed on bone crunching mid-tempo riffs that are friendlier on the ear but still extreme enough to make my brain tingle with perverted joy.
It was mixed by Andy Sneap so you know you’re in good hands even before you slip the disc into your player.
Songs of Note: Thrasher's Abattoir; Captive Bolt Pistol
4 congealed blood clots out of 5