|Review: Nimrod B.C. - God of War and Chaos|
|God of War and Chaos|
Label: Metalapolis Records
Year released: 2017
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: January 31, 2019
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:God of War and Chaos
Rated 4/5 (80%) (5 Votes)
Chile is mostly known for its death metal bands (I suppose), but also many other bands of different metal subgenres are emerging from that country, like this fivesome known as Nimrod B.C., formed in Santiago in 1985 (they split up in 1991 but reformed in 2007).
Their second album, God of War and Chaos, was released in 2017 and, despite a very pompous album title, they don't play power, true or black metal but rather thrash metal spiced up with some heavy metal elements.
Musically, the band offers an intense package of very well churned out thrash metal that's hooky and varied, has lots of kickass riffing and some spot-on solo here and there and, on top of all that, I am really enjoying Gary Wayne's vocals that sound like a cross between Schmier of Destruction, Steve "Zetro" Souza of Exodus, Udo Dirkschneider and Mille of Kreator. Tell me it isn't Mille singing on "Revolution Evilution".
The album's got many headbanging numbers, like "Catastrophic Prophecies," the title track and a few others. I also like hearing the half-growled vocals interacting well with Gary's lead vocals. I have no idea who's behind those other vocals though (the info kit doesn't tell). The production is also good, giving every instrument an equal position to shine within the songs. The bass sound is also very audible, which always puts a positive smile on my face.
There's a lot to be liked on this record. But at the end of the day, it's the band's frantic and violent, Bay Area tinged thrash bashing that pulls the plug off your bathtub, sucking you in and making you dig everything they stand for in the name of a thunderous thrash metal blitzkrieg.
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