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Review: Destructor - Decibel Casualties
Decibel Casualties

Label: Pure Steel Records
Year released: 2017
Duration: 35:25
Tracks: 8
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: October 21, 2017
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Decibel Casualties

Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (5 Votes)

Reformed bands can be hit-or-miss but Ohio's Destructor fall more on the "hit" side. They've picked up their combination of aggressive Thrash riffing and decidedly melodic Traditional songwriting right where they left it off in the 80s. Decibel Casualties is their third album since once again donning the leather and bullet belts (and the awesomely cheesy stage names like Matt Flammable and Dave Overkill) around 1999. The songs are fairly generic and stick to tried-and-true writing formulas, so nothing is particularly memorable once the album finishes but it is neck-snapping fun while it is on. I also like that the tidy 35:25 running time means the album doesn't wear out its welcome.

I would have liked Decibel Casualties to contain a killer track or two but that omission doesn't mean fans of early Overkill and Testament should miss it.

Other related information on the site
Review: Forever in Leather (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Interview with vocalist and guitarist Dave Overkill on January 5, 2013 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
Interview with vocalist and guitarist Dave Overkill on January 17, 2016 (Interviewed by Luxi Lahtinen)
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