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Review: Artillery - The Last Journey
The Last Journey

Label: Metal Blade Records
Year released: 2020
Duration: 9:01
Tracks: 2
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 2.75/5

Review online: September 19, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
The Last Journey

Rated 3.17/5 (63.33%) (6 Votes)

Denmark's long-running thrashers decided to offer this single as a dedication to the memory of former guitarist Morten Stützer, who passed away in 2019. This single includes the title track as well as a cover of Metallica's "Trapped Under Ice". I must say this I was disappointed from a musical perspective, though I guess it does work for the dedication they intended. The title track is pretty damn mellow for Artillery, who are not exactly the thrashiest thrash band to begin with. It's more of a melodic heavy metal song that rocks hard here and there. It's not bad per se and can likely fit somewhere on an album, but as a single? My oh my... If it weren't for the intent of this release, I'd be even more disappointed. Anyway, it's a bit of a grower, but don't expect it to rock your socks off. As for the Metallica cover, it's pretty cool and close enough to the original, though I found it doesn't quite hold up to it. So, yeah, for all intents of purposes, this is adequate, but otherwise this is not great by any means, though it is well played—as one can expect from a well-oiled metal machine.

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