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coming across some albums I bought 'round 2006/2007

Fueled By Fire - Spread The Fire
Merciless Death - Evil In The Night
Violator - Chemical Assault

Probably a few more, but yeah. Giving them a listen again and I remember why I stopped there. Nothing really terrible, but nothing memorable either. Violator is the best of the bunch.

I think Evile was another one.

So, anyway, thoughts on these? Did these bands go on to release anything worth checking out? Who else was there at the time?


29 Jun 2015, 09:18
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It was tough to get excited for the majority of any of these releases as they were all "been there, heard that". While many of them were fun for a listen here and there, VERY few had staying power. A few bands that really impressed me from this era were Vektor, Dr. Living Dead and Mantic Ritual. Hatchet, despite not being original in any way, were still enjoyable.
Warbringer, Evile, Bonded by Blood and Havok all got lots of praise but I didn't find them all that interesting.


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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
Vektor was the only interesting band to come out of this whole retro Thrash thing a while back. In fact, I think the term 'retro' doesn't apply to them at all and doesn't do them justice.


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never understood the praise havok seems to get.

vektor deserves all the praise they get.

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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
I like the Vektor stuff a lot. They are almost as good as Lich King.

Most of the other stuff is completely forgettable unless you're Required Fields. He eats that shit up.


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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
I was actually listening to Violator's most recent album, Scenarios of Brutality, before work this morning.


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I was actually listening to Violator's most recent album, Scenarios of Brutality, before work this morning.

Do tell!!

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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
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never understood the praise havok seems to get.


I dig the shit out of Havok, especially the Time Is Up album. No it's nothing new and mind blowing, but their energetic, catchy riffs and mean vocals are a lot of fun. Same goes for Warbringer.

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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
"Time is Up" is a perfect record. The follow-up E.P. was also great. Just commanding vocals meshing great with the music. I was shocked how much I was enjoying it since I knew it was part of that retro thrash wave. Havok are the only band of that bunch I'll continue to follow.

"I've...been...this....WAAAAAYYYYYYY
FROM! THE! CRADLE TO THE GRAVE!!!"

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i should revisit.

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The only bands I find memorable from the new wave of thrash are Mad Maze, Burning Nitrum and Vektor.

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U-94 wrote:
"Time is Up" is a perfect record. The follow-up E.P. was also great. Just commanding vocals meshing great with the music. I was shocked how much I was enjoying it since I knew it was part of that retro thrash wave. Havok are the only band of that bunch I'll continue to follow.

"I've...been...this....WAAAAAYYYYYYY
FROM! THE! CRADLE TO THE GRAVE!!!"

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Yeah, I have all the Havok. :shred:

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Eliminator - breaking the wheel is a modern day clsssic.

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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
it all sounds the same.


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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
Most of it was a mish-mash of shit that had already been done, but it's probably worth revisiting at this point to see if any of them made good.

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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
Never bothered to check any out. How could any top what was done in the mid to late eighties? Really.

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Get with the program and check out Dust Bolt from Germany.

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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
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Get with the program and check out Dust Bolt from Germany.

Dime a dozen. Typical of this resurgence


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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
I dug the whole "retro" thing back in the late 90's when bands like Bewitched, Gehennah, Inferno, Swordmaster, etc. (mostly Osmose Records bands) were putting stuff out (I still LOVE those bands. There were others at the time, but those are off the top of my head. I'm not very familiar with any of the newer era "resurgence" bands however.

How the hell could a fan of the good ole classic 80's/early 90's metal era NOT like something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obZNAAxvWQ8 Those RIFFS! And their LPs are chock full of 'em too. The vocals are nothing special whatsoever, but they are not bad either.

As for Gehennah - Venom/Motorhead combination and I thought it worked brilliantly. Even down to the filthy sounding production. LOVE this tune: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcmMbaETrSc

BTW - COMPLETELY off topic, but, WTH is the deal with this "Orchard Music" group that are proliferating Youtube with videos seemingly here in the past year or so? (You can generally tell which videos are from them, as they will have the exact appearance that the Gehenna "Six Pack Queen" version I posted above has.

I've even noticed some of MY stuff has been placed on YT via this company??? Not that I particularly MIND or anything, I just know nothing about them. In general, the sound quality of the stuff they place on YT is better than a lot of the other versions you'll find if there are multiples of the same song(s). Just curious if any of you know anything about who the hell these people or this company is/are?


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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
RyanJD wrote:
it all sounds the same.


Oh come on. That's not true. That's true only if you look at the bands on the biggest metal labels. The underground had a lot of variety in thrash.

Listen to these and tell me they all sound exactly the same:

Not to mention the whole crusty/punk thrash scene like TOXIC HOLOCAUST or MUNICIPAL WASTE.

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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
More variety for your consideration:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mc-OXOXOEtU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEW8kbfE_NY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFg4U9jaOWo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHLt3rV9rOA

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Never bothered to check any out. How could any top what was done in the mid to late eighties? Really.


You could pretty much say that about any veteran metal band or established metal genre these days.

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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
TempleOfBlood wrote:
RyanJD wrote:
it all sounds the same.


Oh come on. That's not true. That's true only if you look at the bands on the biggest metal labels. The underground had a lot of variety in thrash.

Listen to these and tell me they all sound exactly the same:

Not to mention the whole crusty/punk thrash scene like TOXIC HOLOCAUST or MUNICIPAL WASTE.



Municipal Waste? Pretty much a straight Nuclear Assault rip off :o :(


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Post Re: that thrash "resurgance" a while back
Huh? Not quite. Certainly the vocals are not close. And do they even have solos?

Besides, my point was that within the thrash resurgence there is a lot of variety of types of thrash being played .... not that none of the bands are ripping off any other.

I see today's thrash scene as having as much variety as the 80s thrash scene. For one reason, because so many of those bands are still recording!

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