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Havochate - This Violent Earth (6,5/10) - USA - 2003

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Root Of All Evil Records
Playing time: 40:07
Band homepage: Havochate

Tracklist:

  1. This Violent Earth
  2. Years Of Abhorrence
  3. Vindication
  4. When God Dies
  5. Cyclical Life
  6. Right To Die
  7. Kill Or Be Killed
  8. Pull The Plug
  9. Drenched In Sweat
  10. Remind Me
Havochate - This Violent Earth
Old school Metal is returning in several formats. This just happens to be Thrash. Hard and heavy riffage attacks you like a hungry tiger. This isn't really happy Metal with happy melodies. This is angry and ugly and I love it. This is a sure fire way to release all of your frustrations. Lead vocalist Jon Mallek's voice comes off as a grittier version of Bobby 'Blitz' from OVERKILL. This is a personal record for him as he wrote most of this material after the passing of his father. So, as you can tell, the music is going to be bleak, but at the same time he is going to keep it real. No fantasy dragon slayings are allowed here.

"Years Of Abhorrence" tosses in some killer grooves while it still delivers punishing drumbeats and guitar licks. What is amazing is that this CD was recorded back in 2001 and Jon didn't see the album as fit for consumption at the time, so he re-worked many of the songs and waited for the right time which is now to drop this bomb of insanity. This album contains vintage 80's Thrash sounds that should excite fans of the old German and American scene back in the day of SLAYER, KREATOR, DESTRUCTION and so forth.

Pound for pound, these guys deliver the goods and shouldn't disappoint the most ardent of Thrash fans. (Online December 12, 2003)

Joe Florez



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