Slowly the circle closes. Finally the unfortunately only album of VIOLENT FORCE is available on CD. The whole thing obviously is a bootleg, but who cares? At least the packaging is good (all lyrics) and the sound also it top, so the whole thing was not pulled off a scratchy vinyl disc.
VIOLENT FORCE released three demos („Dead City 1-3“) in the mid-80s, had one song on the Rock Hard magazine sampler “Teutonic Invasion" and finally were signed by Roadrunner Records. With producer Kalle Trapp (among others BLIND GUARDIAN, ASSASSIN, DESTRUCTION...) they entered the studio to thrash in "Malevolent Assault Of Tomorrow". And the music is still absolutely great. In 1988, where most other Thrash bands turned slower and/or more technical, the Velbert-based band set out like in 84/85.
Super fast songs, which never drift off into chaos, were program. The songs stand on one step with the early DEATHROW works or also SODOM’s "Expurse Of Sodomy" maxi. OK, they might not have had the really big breaker, but also no filler. The songs all are on the same high level. You can definitely listen to the CD in one take and it’s real fun to bang off your head to hits like "Soulbursting", "Sign Of Evil", "The Night" or "S.D.I." and conjure up the spirit of the 80s. (Online October 21, 2005)