8/03/2017

Terrifier- Weapons of Thrash Destruction (Album Review)

Musicians: Terrifier
Album Title: Weapons of Thrash Destruction
Genre/ Subgenre: Thrash Metal
Label: Test Your Metal Records
Release date: Jan. 20, 2017

Terrifier are a quintet that hail from Kelowna, British Columbia. They play a very fast and furious take on old school thrash metal. Their second, and latest, full length release is Weapons of Thrash Destruction, and it ranks as one the best thrash albums of the year.

The music is technically savvy and unrelenting. It's a full frontal attack played with utmost ferocity and aggression. The dual guitar attack of Renee Wilkinson and Brent Gallant give you a shred filled experience that cut and slice like razor wire. They are accompanied by pummeling bass and a battering drums that will pound you to the ground. The vocals by Chase Thibodeau are filled with enough piss and vinegar to drive a final death blow with each and every track.

The album opens up the shredtastic ''Reanimator'' which is inspired, I would imagine, by my all time favorite movie of the same name. It is filled with enough aggression to knock your ass into a morgue... ten states away! The pissed-off as fuck, ''Deceiver'' thunders right from the get go with unferreted rage and is accompanied by lightning riffs and blast beat level drumming. The intro of ''Skitzoid Embolism'' throws in a sample of one of Arnie's lines from the ultra-violent classic Total Recall to lead into a vicious song that is as mad and insane as the theme that it deals with. Taking a cue from Municipal Waste but doing it with a much more Anthrax or Overkill vibe to it, the band gives us what will be your new favorite ass kicking drinking anthem in ''Drunk as Fuck''. A peaceful and almost haunting acoustic instrumental ''Rider of Doom'' leads directly into the closing track: the Conan the Barbarian inspired ''Sect of the Serpent''. The thundering drumming of Kyle Sheppard feel like hooves of horse riding death dealers, as led by the evil Tulsa Doom in the bloody fantasy classic, as they slaughter the Cimmerian people. It's a scorcher of a song and is the crowning jewel in this gem filled album. 

I was absolutely blown away by Weapons of Thrash Destruction. It kills from start to finish and has excellent replay value. You will want to keep listening to it over and over again. If you love and adore thrash metal bands like Metallica, Slayer, Anthrax, and Kreator, as I do, then this is THE album for you. Terrifier are destined to be new thrash gods, as this album tops some more renown recent releases within the sub-genre. This along with the latest releases by Warbringer, Kreator, and Overkill, makes this another awesome year for thrash metal. No need to jump in a DeLorean to go back to the old of this style of music. Just get your patch filled denim jackets ready and thrash to this fucker, as soon as you fucking can!
  
4.5 out of 5

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