Sunday, November 9, 2008

Adrenicide - Natural Born Thrashers (2008)

Here is album number five from these UK crossover maniacs. With a sound reminiscent of D.R.I., Suicidal Tendencies, and a lot of the more straight razor US 80s thrash/speed metal acts, they sound like they're having a blast. I'd say they are a little less riff oriented than a Municipal Waste, but it's still that same, fun style.

There are 19 tracks, a pastiche of good old 80s thrash topics are covered in the lyrics. I am particularly enamored of "Hospital Hard-On", but mostly out of familiarity with the subject matter. Gang shouts, alcoholic lyrics, it's all here, so if you have a fetish for Gang Green, Tankard, and all the wild beer crazed thrash and punk of that amazing decade, you may really want to check this out.

I had a fun enough time listening once through the album once. The riffs and solos and energy are perfectly adequate for the style, but nothing is really memorable. However, if you just want a good time, or something to skate or shred to, and you're riding this recent nostalgic wave of crossover bands, then this is probably for you.

Verdict: Indifference [6/10] (hos pit al hard on)

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