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Review: Albert - Dinner is Served
Dinner is Served

Label: Independent
Year released: 2012
Duration: 26:10
Tracks: 6
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: December 6, 2012
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Dinner is Served

Rated 3.8/5 (76%) (5 Votes)

Dinner is Served is the title of the debut EP from Greece's oddly named Thrash band, Albert. The oddness continues with the choice of the more Traditional-sounding "The Attack of 138" to open the EP, but then we settle in to some good, old-school Thrash. I hear echoes of early Slayer and D.R.I. in the barking vocals and crunchy riffs. The guitars have a great, fuzzy tone and the solos, while not spectacular, are decent. The band even stretches into a bit of Doom on "A Dream of Sadness," a move that doesn't really suit them, but shows a desire to be more than a face in the crowd. Albert really puts it all together on the extended version of "Pure Pleasure" that closes out the EP. Frantic soloing and a manic riff are nicely accented with truly creepy horror movie sound effects.

Albert isn't breaking any molds...yet. While Dinner is Served isn't going to change the world, the band shows they have the skills to play old-school Thrash the way it was meant to be played and, just maybe, take it somewhere new. This is a band on my watch list.

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