Hello folks, get your bullet-belts and leather-jackets out again, the Thrash-gods of the Eighties are back - with a vengeance... There's not much left to be desired with Peter Tägtgren's great production, because there is Thrash as only Thrash can here. I had not thought that DESTRUCTION would be able to do a record like this again, but they proved me better.
Razor-sharp riffs everywhere and above it Schmier's rough roar, which doesn't sound as mean as before, but still fits into the whole scheme perfectly. Take "The Butcher Strikes Back" or "Tears Of Blood", this album is pure madness!
THank you, guys, for this CD, quality finally prevails and in this case I can only end with a quotation from a TV-hero: "Pinky, what will we do today? Dumb question, we'll try to take over the reign of the world, or were it the alcohol-reserves?"
Either way, "All Hell Breaks Loose" will help for sure!
Guest Reviewer Manfred Thanner