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Review: Deathraiser - Violent Aggression
Violent Aggression

Label: Xtreem Music
Year released: 2011
Duration: 27:42
Tracks: 9
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: September 22, 2011
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Violent Aggression

Rated 3.93/5 (78.67%) (15 Votes)

Take a look at the cover art, and if you're familiar with 80s Thrash bands that used the same kind of drawings – or more recently Municipal Waste – then you know pretty much what to expect just from that. Hell, even the album is under 30 minutes. This is crossover-ish Thrash that sticks to a known formula and makes no apologies for it. Deathraiser pretty much hit the nail on the head as far as the genre is concerned: short songs, clean vocals yet with barely audible lyrics because the vocalist utters them so quickly with a little voice (reminds me a bit of some mid-80s German Thrash here too), and apocalyptic or violent lyrical themes.

Unsurprisingly (and I find myself saying this way too often, but what the hell), Deathraiser are not inventing anything here. This stuff was really transported through time from the 80s and is devoid of anything "modern", except maybe for a decent production. If you like this kind of stuff and don't mind that the band was formed after 1985 (i.e. you don't mind the so-called "retro-thrash" thing), then chances are you'll get a kick out of this unrelenting slab of high-octane, very speedy Thrash. Forget about little melodic breaks – Violent Aggression honors its name with speed, speed, speed and more speed from beginning to end. Headbang to this shit and your head will fly off.

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