Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Modern Thrash Done Right?


Referred to by some discussion on Metal Archives, I've been reintroduced to Onslaught. I don't have any previous experience with the band, but I do seem to recall that Steve Grimmett of Grim Reaper sang on an album or two. More than once (back in 2007-ish), I eyed the album Killing Peace at a local record store, but I never ended up picking it up, so I decided to take a gander at the title track, which gave me a thorough face melting.

I'm doing some traveling for the next couple of weeks, so I'll be sure to keep my eye out for this record. I'm praying that it isn't a weak groove/thrash album that some vets are guilty of releasing in recent years. For the most part, I find the groove/thrash combo to be boring and often full of rehashed ideas, though I must admit that Overkill has done a good job with it on a couple of occasions.

-TMA

Onslaught - "Killing Peace"

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