Wow, how crunching! The new DEW-SCENTED record is a real whopee for every headbanger. The same goes for their previous records, many will claim now. That's right, of course, but their music had never be so fatly sounded! Producer Andy Classen creates a monument to himself! His best work until today. The songs come so ultra brutal and cracking like a teenage's ass out of your speakers! They are altogether fast or super fast, always interrupted by some heavy midtempo parts, which gain even more brutality due to the merciless pounding double bass!
The riffs are razorsharpe and also the vocals have improved! Unfortunately, the whole thing gets a bit monotonous at the end in my opinion, because that thorough speed is not always the best thing! Okay, this is a Thrash Metal album and has to be heavy and fast. But also SLAYER had some slower songs and acoustic guitars... furthermore, SLAYER used repeating themes, which remained in your mind... that's something, I miss here a bit somehow!
Despite that, it's a hammer of an album, it blows off everything, the Thrash scene released in the last time concerning technics and productionwise. "Impact" will also be sold as limited DigiPak, which contains furthermore the as well new song "Force-Fed (The Bleeding Scheme)" and the TURBONEGRO cover "Hobbit Motherfuckers". (Online December 14, 2003)