|Review: Katacomb - Unrelenting Power|
Year released: 2015
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: November 23, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)
Hell yeah, I got this mercilessly relentless and violent Thrash Metal in the mail not too long ago. Katacomb hails from the capital of Finland, Hell-sinki, and have been around for 7 years. The band released their 4-song debut demo, Into the Katacombs, which I missed, in the second half of 2011.
Anyway, the album's title, Unrelenting Power, hints straight at what a listener is about to get; total old school, unholy Thrash Metal mayhem when names like Slayer, Kreator, Sodom, Infernäl Mäjesty, and the like were ruling the underground metal scene like giant dinosaurs some tens of millions of years ago. Katacomb operate at the more evil and wicked sounding end of the Thrash Metal spectrum, raging around like an untamed bull gone mad amidst a sea of crazy and red colored people at the La Tomatina festival in Buñol, Spain. These 9 songs full of unchained energy and testosterone are meant to crush a skull or perhaps even two in the name of old-school Thrash and don't follow any rules, trends, or other bullshit. I don't know if it's just me but there's something about them that reminds me of another Finnish old-school Thrash Metal force, the mighty Jumalation. Both bands are just unstoppable forces of Finnish Thrash Metal, and while the latter one has kept a low profile more or less, Katacomb comes for us with all cylinders firing. They sound darn entertaining, proving they've got the big balls to be able to thrash without speed limits and delivering their goods in a respectably convincing way.
Nothing new here but you get tastefully done, fist-pounding Thrash Metal mayhem in the spirit of the 80s. You gotta like this or you shall be doomed to listen to Britney Sperms' 'hit record' Oops!... I Did It Again in all-pink-flavored hell forever.
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