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Blood Tsunami - Thrash Metal

Label: Candlelight
Format: CD
Released: 2007
Reviewed By: The Goat


Opening with feedback reminiscent of so many Swede death metal bands, Blood Tsunami seeks to rip your face off with their shredding guitar licks. 'Evil Unleashed' is just shy of that, but the driving thrashiness of the song certainly delivers. Much of the song is riffs clambering on riffs to be heard. It is a brutal song but after a while it sounds a little messy.

 

'Let Blood Rain', despite the relatively cliché song title, is more orchestrated delivering a dirty The Haunted feel. It is not until the breakdown that the real punch is felt. The song is as merciless as a pitbull with a small child in its mouth, whipping it back and forth, waiting for that snapping noise of the neck. Faust's drumming really drives this point in.

'Let Blood Rain', despite the relatively cliché song title, is more orchestrated delivering a dirty The Haunted feel. It is not until the breakdown that the real punch is felt. The song is as merciless as a pitbull with a small child in its mouth, whipping it back and forth, waiting for that snapping noise of the neck. Faust's drumming really drives this point in.

'Rampage of Revenge' charges forth, looking to devastate. Pete's snarling vokills make this one wicked number. The guitars are like dirty saw blades, you know the ones, from wood shop that took many a poor lad's digit (or so the wood shop teacher would tell us). You really can't understand a single phrase that is being snarled out but this matters little. I don't think Pete cares. You shouldn't care either.

Galloping in like a bunch Sepultura-Slayer listening Huns, 'Infernal Final Carnage' is the hate song for a cavalry charge.

I see it now, a bunch a mean ass horsemen riding in the distance, getting closer and closer waiting to pillage the local village. This is the song that would be pumping out of their boom boxes strapped to the back of their warhorses. I strongly recommend that you do not listen to this song while driving. You might run over a gaggle of nuns or school children or both.

You know, Kerry King and Jeff Hanneman would make tons of dough if they trademarked their guitar riffs. One listen to 'Devoured by Flames' and you'll understand what I mean. This song is so Slayer, I bet Slayer is kicking themselves in their studded shins. That is, if they actually heard the song.

Blood Tsunami's title is a statement of intent and a successful one at that. All the needed and necessary elements are there. While Blood Tsunami may have some comparisons to their Scandinavian deathrash brethren, the ferocity of this release promises for a bright future.

 
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