01/30/2006: "DEKAPITATOR & DRUNKARD reviews found online -- THRASH!!!"
Review of DRUNKARD "Hellish Metal Dominate" CD found online at Encyclopaedia Metallium metalarchives:
Pleasure To Kill of the New Fucking Millenium! -- Rating: 97%
Written by BARD_Jean_Pierre on October 30th, 2004
It’s more lethal than receiving a nail spiked baseball bat to the skull 500 times. It’s more deadly than 5 million piranhas ascending upon a scuba diving troupe. It’s more tremendous than having to face the wrath of OVAH-KILL. This is the one of the greatest Thrash albums ever conceived, even better than Torture Squad’s “Pandemonium”. Hailing from Greece, Drunkard are so krieg that it hurts. So old-school that you would think they were stuck here in a time warp. This is THRASH of the highest order!
The riffs keep coming, exploding like an endless thunderstorm. The songs slay endlessly, like millions of razors descending upon a city of poseurs. Bassist/Vocalist Sawas barks out Metal Commands that would make Tom Angelripper himself stand and salute. The best thing to compare this to is “Pleasure To Kill”, but remove all the parts where emphasis is put on melody alone (you wont find anything like “Riot Of Violence” on here). Even so, the album is glazed with mind-fucking solos, and riff, upon riff, upon motherfucking riff.
Every song is an assault of violent, innards-ripping German-style Thrash that never cools down or softens up. The intensity is overwhelming. If you like anything remotely resembling Thrash-- YOU WILL BUY THIS. YOU WILL GIVE THIS BAND MONEY. YOU WILL BANG YOUR HEAD UNTIL IT FUCKING FALLS OFF. Buy or Die, unless you’re a Barry Manilow fan.
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+ Reviews of DEKAPITATOR "We Will Destroy... You Will Obey!" CD / LP found online at Encyclopaedia Metallium metalarchives:
True Thrash! -- Rating: 95%
Written by Thrasher666 on December 5th, 2003
This is one of my favorite albums of all time. This bands knows how to thrash. One of the best elements of this band is the drumming. Muchos hails to Andy Maniac for being a thrash metal machine. The rest of the band has got it down as well. Matt (from Exhumed) crushes on bass and does hoarse and powerfull vocals. The lyrics are great (how could you go wrong with song titles like "Hell's Metal", "Haunted by Evil", and "Possessed by Damnation"?). All the songs will get stuck in your head all day. The guitar riffs are fast, totally old school (but it doesn't sound generic at all, definately not some Kreator or Sodom or Possessed ripoff). The solos fucking shred, they are fast as hell but not sloppy ala Slayer style, they sound perfect, have melody, and just fucking THRASH.
If you like thrash, if you want old school thrash that isn't the same overly played style, and enjoy banging your fucking head while chugging beer, BUY THIS ALBUM!
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WHAM! -- Rating: 80%
Written by Dragunov on January 17th, 2005
Alright, DEKAPITATOR, A band formed by members from Exhumed, in San Jose, California. This album is a thrash/death metal record that leans a bit more to the thrash side. The production is pretty raw for a newer record, and is just a bit cleaner than Dark Angel’s “Darkness Descends.”
This album delivers a furious death/thrashing assault, with heavy breakdowns, and plenty of double bass to go around. Solos and leads are frantic, but not the wall of noise that are some of Kerry King’s solos. This album also has its share of catchy memorable riffs.
One Shot, One Kill
This song kicks off the album with a double bass roll, and then the madness starts. Lightning fast riffage, and a memorable shouted chorus of “ONE SHOT ONE KILL!” Get up a bang your head! There’s a short solo in this song, and then that main verse come back to kick your face in. A solid way to start off an album, although it may be too short for some listeners to enjoy.
Release The Dogs
Oh my god, deliver us to evil. What a headbanger we have here. This track has a definite old school feel to it, that wouldn’t be out of place on a certain Annihilator album. This song brings back that catchy shouted chorus that the last song had. It has metal written all over its forehead! The double bass complements the chorus riff very nicely too. A cool solo is also in this song. Another solid track.
We Will Destroy…You Will Obey
Third song, time to slow it down, right? Wrong. Dekapitator just keeps bringing the madness. Fast thrashing song, with a heavy, catchy breakdown at about the halfway point of the song. My main problem with this song is that it’s too short. Another one of those great breakdowns could’ve made this song better. There’s also no solo, and for a guitar player like me, that’s blasphemy. Good song though.
This is one of the weaker tracks on the album. The opening riff of this song sounds like a watered down version of the one on Release The Dogs. Well, this song was obviously influenced by Testament, and brought the recycled riff along with it. This song also kind of drags on a bit. Oh well, next song.
Make Them Die
Holy brutality Batman! Fast and heavy as hell! This song makes you bang your head as if up from the dead, as Paul Baloff once said. Speedy verse and chorus, shreddin’ solo, and this song is done before your jaw hits the floor. Short song, massive amounts of pwnage.
Possessed With Damnation
Starts off with the now recognized fast riff, but man, does this song have one hell of a breakdown! If that doesn’t make you tear your wall down, I don’t know what will. AGGRESSION IST KRIEG! After the heavy breakdown, the track gets kinda repetitive, but that aforementioned breakdown with have wanting to rewind the song.
One of the best songs on here. This song belongs back in 1986. Heavy, fast, and catchy, just like thrash should be done. The vocalist also does a cool high-pitched scream at the beginning of the song. Burning of Sodom, anyone? No, but pretty close.
The song title makes this song look promising. Although it delivers to an extent, it’s kind of weak. The buildup for the solo, and the solo itself make this song a lot better. By now though, you’re wanting another Make Them Die.
Attack With Mayhem
This song has definite old school thrash vibe, cool gang choruses and all. Slower than most other songs on here, but it gets the job done. Short song though.
T.F.S. (Total Fucking Slaughter)
Still wanting another Make Them Die? Well, here you go. Brutal, fast, catchy, short. This song shows the deathy side of the album, and boy does it show it off well. It has a short solo, and some cool, yet gruesome chorus lyrics. TOTAL! FUCKING! SLAUGHTER!!!
Haunted By Evil
They should’ve named this song Haunted By Bay-Area Styled Thrash. Bay Area stuff almost never fails. The vocalist shows his chops on this song, by letting loose a high-pitched scream near the middle of it. Memorable riffs, nicely tapped solo. Good way to close off a record.
I recommend this album to any fan of thrash or death metal. It’s a solid album, although it is kinda short. But who cares. It’ll get the job of kicking your ass done. The band will destroy, and you will have no choice but to obey.