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Review: Teronation - Your Life Is Your Death
Teronation
www.teronation.com
Your Life Is Your Death

Label: Independent
Year released: 2016
Duration: 47:02
Tracks: 9
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.75/5

Review online: April 20, 2021
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Your Life Is Your Death

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Your Life is Death was the debut for Switzerland's Teronation way back in 2016, and it's unsurprisingly pretty similar to their latest album. It works in the same vein of simple yet riff-laden modern Thrash with a Maiden-esque melodic sensibility sprinkled in, and it comes complete with a surprising amount of solid solos and the same direct and aggressive Thrash you'll find on Bloody Mess. I will say there's a surprising amount of variety for a debut, with tracks like the Annihilator-esque "Dusty Soul", the hateful and punky "Not More", the punishing thrasher "Bastard's Fall" (the music video for it is cool, by the way), and the epic album highlight "Prison of Humanity", which stands out the most due to a pathos-ridden spoken word section that's underlined by some gorgeous guitar work. Sadly, the vocals are as much a weakness on here as they are on their follow-up, still shouty and monotonous without really adding anything. There's a kick of James Hetfield in vocalist/guitarist Siro's delivery, especially on album closer "Take the Hit", but it's not enough to make them stand out as anything other than a minor annoyance. Still, this is a perfectly solid debut that would leave enough room for an equally solid follow-up, and if Teronation can keep making albums this good, then I'll keep listening.

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