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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

TERROR EMPIRE / Face the Terror (2012)

With cover art that resembles Morbid Angel's seminal Altars of Madness (1989), I half expected Face the Terror to sound similar. But it doesn't, it’s typical Thrash Metal that thrives on old-school melodies and structures, with solos that give me nostalgia smirks. Hailing from Portugal will inevitably draw comparisons with early Sepultura, but the band manage to surpass that barrier and remind us why early Thrash was good times. It was vibrant and designed to be played live. These new guys could teach the jaded old guys a thing or two.

Songs of Note: Just go listen to it all HERE. Alternatively, the E.P. is FREE, so get your clicking fingers over to the Official Site and snatch it from there.

3½ reminders of waking up in an early 90's squat out of 5

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