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Hirax - Not Dead Yet (8/10) - USA - 1987

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Metal Blade Records
Playing time: 47:15
Band homepage: Hirax


  1. Demons-Evil Forces
  2. Blitzkrieg Air Attack
  3. Guardian Protector
  4. Bombs Of Death
  5. Defeat Of Amaler
  6. Raging Violence
  7. Call Of The Gods
  8. Warlords Command
  9. Suicide
  10. Executed
  11. The Gauntlet
  12. Destruction And Terror
  13. Destroy
  14. Bloodbath
  15. Hate, Fear And Power
  16. Blind Faith
  17. Unholy Sacrifice
  18. Lightning/Thunder
  19. The Last War
  20. The Plague
  21. Imprisoned By Ignorance
  22. Criminal Punishment
Hirax - Not Dead Yet
When you think about it, that one of the founders of that music style, which we all (hopefully?) worship, was coloured (Jimi Hendrix), it is astonishing, that only few black brothers and sisters got success in the Metal-businness. Spontaneously, only SOUNDBARRIER, the Tafoya-clan (ZN÷WHITE, CYCLONE TEMPLE), a member of ZOETROPE, Warren Harris of TEMPEST and Katon W. De Pena of HIRAX are coming into my mind.

This time around, this is about HIRAX. They released their debut-album "Raging Violence" in 1985. To hear was/is fast, heavy Speedcore for that time. In other words: a mixture of Thrash Metal and Punk. Today, the album sounds a little bit antique-like, but who cares, this record is just for old Metalheads and Punks, in any case. 14 attacks of the auditory canals, simply-structured and thrashed, including "Bombs Of Death", which was also on the 6th "Metal Massacre" sampler and was covered by RYKERS.

The CD is also including the "Hate, Fear And Power"-EP, which leads into the same direction, but it's better produced. The vocals of Katon W. De Pena are very extreme. But this makes this record so unique.

Everybody, who likes D.R.I with their records "Crossover"/"Four Of A Kind" and D.B.C. (DEAD BRAIN CELLS) with a screeching vocalist, should try to get this rare CD. (Online October 17, 2002)

Falk Kollmannsperger

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