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Anvil Bitch - Rise To Offend (6,5/10) - USA - 1987/2003

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: New Renaissance Records
Playing time: 36:45
Band homepage: -

Tracklist:

  1. Vengeance Of The Sword
  2. Life After Death
  3. Time To Die
  4. Argue With A Sick Mind
  5. Rise To Offend
  6. Lie Through Your Teeth
  7. Maggot Infestation
  8. Neckbreaker
  9. Arsenic And Cyanide
  10. Fight For Your Life
  11. Shark Attack
  12. Anvil Bitch
Anvil Bitch - Rise To Offend
That's what I call bad luck: Just bought the ANVIL BITCH CD, then shortly after sent to me as promo again. If I had a second CD player I could listen to it in stereo. Anyways, to the music. ANVIL BITCH released t heir only album "Rise To Offend" in 1987 via New Renaissance Records, who now throw out the CD version. For today's standards the material sounds a bit dusty, but nostalgics or new fans, who would like to listen into the good old times should not be put off by that.

Who likes it simple, not too fast and always accessible will find something to his liking on "Rise To Offend". More precisely: Fans of METALLICA's "Kill 'Em All", WHIPLASH's "Power And Pain" and ONSLAUGHT's "Power From Hell" can get this one. That "Rise To Offend" does not reach the class of the mentioned albums, though, should be clear to everybody, especially the weak sound is responsible for that. Okay, if you really crank it up, it's ok.

And with "Maggot Infestation" the band even has a real breaker. Apart from that I would also recommend "Shark Attack", which reminds me a bit of very old NASTY SAVAGE as checkout tip. Really bad is just that some record labels don't get it done to put the song titles into the right order. If interested: Available via Hellion Records www.hellionrecords.de (15,50 Euro)! (Online January 5, 2004)

Falk Kollmannsperger



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