|Review: Infernäl Mäjesty - No God|
Label: High Roller Records
Year released: 2017
Review online: July 11, 2017
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Rated 4.25/5 (85%) (4 Votes)
I was aware of Infernäl Mäjesty's None Shall Defy debut when it came out but by that time in the late 80s, Thrash was a glutted field and I paid the album no heed. Fast-forward 30 years and the band's fourth album, No God, drops into my review queue. Most of the reviews for None Shall Defy have been positive so let's see what the band can do three decades later.
No God is a crushing collection of savage riffs and scathing vocals full of socio-political animosity and bile. Infernäl Mäjesty have no problem tearing open old wounds (the 9/11 news reports on "False Flag" are a disturbing reminder of that event) to more effectively slash new ones like the indictment of modern society on "Nation of Assassins." The harsh vocals (probably why I skipped the debut back in the day) are venomous and the squealing solos combine with them in a double-pronged lunge for the throat. There isn't one particular song that sticks out but the songwriting is uniformly high without a single track you'll need to skip.
With the recent strong efforts from Sodom and Kreator the Thrash revival seemed to be shifting toward Europe, but with No God, Infernäl Mäjesty are bringing it right back to its North American birthplace. Fans of early Slayer, Possessed and German Thrash will not want to miss No God.
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