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Review: Bomber - Sommation

Label: Independent
Year released: 2018
Duration: 40:00
Tracks: 11
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: October 7, 2018
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating

Rated 4.2/5 (84%) (5 Votes)

Crossover-fueled Thrash Metal is what is on offer here. The French quartet Bomber, formed in 2013, is a fun and refreshing band to listen to. Imagine a slightly punkier version of Metallica's debut album Kill 'Em All, and you pretty much have a good idea what this band sounds like.

Right off the bat, they open the game with "Bombarded", which is, simply put, a plain rip-off of Metallica's "Hit the Lights". You are deaf if you don't hear the same. As the album progresses, you will notice how much Bomber are strongly addicted to Metallica's debut. For me, listening to Sommation felt like I was revisiting the Kill album after many years, sort of noticing it sounded a little bit different this time around. But still, I have nothing against the fact that, if you're going to rip off someone, then you should do it as well as you can.

Moving on, "Pride of the Burglars" is pure early Slayer worship, with some vicious Hanneman-ish leads providing you with some good and friendly violent company. Also, on "Provider of Hate" you are thrown into the evil and twisted world of Slayer again; in the world of "Angel of Death", especially. So yeah, early Slayer's stuff—up to the R.i.B. album only—has surely fueled these lads' engines to make some nostalgic sounding noise.

In short, if you have ever been a fan of Kill 'Em All and early Slayer (and even Motörhead), then this is something for you.

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