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No Return - Machinery (7/10) - France - 2002

Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Kodiak
Playing time: 47:22
Band homepage: No Return

Tracklist:

  1. Machinery
  2. The Recycler
  3. Violator
  4. Synthetic
  5. Disillusion
  6. Virus
  7. Resurrection
  8. Disease
  9. Dynamo
  10. The Last Act
  11. Biomechanoid
  12. Secret Face (DEATH-cover)
No Return - Machinery
This release will see it's first official release in North America. The French Thrash-band has been wowing the crowds for 13 years now. Their heaviest release has just hit the world and your head is guaranteed to explode.

The concept of this CD is much like FEAR FACTORY's: man vs. machine. For those who like their music fast, heavy and love spiralling guitar riffs, then this is your pick. "Violator" is a most brutal opener and seems to carry some of the old Thrash-elements that made the Florida Death Metal-scene famous in the early 90's. Had this band been around in 85 like SLAYER, the world would have been turned inside out.

However, these guys were got into the scene just in time anyway. The title track is not only fast and deadly to the touch, but some of the cyber-sounds come into play to give you more of visual of what's going on. Melody plays into their songs somewhat, but it does not dominate their music like some bands do. "Synthetic" is a most interesting track, because it slows the pace down a bit, but anarchy still reigns on this track. It's very unpredictable and contains more electronics to keep the vibe of their theme going.

After bands like AT THE GATES, who would have thought that you would not be able to evolve Thrash Metal. These 5 individuals know how to do it and with the technology of today, they shine even brighter and scarier

Joe Florez



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