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Final Breath - Let Me Be Your Tank (5/10) - Germany - 2004

Genre: Thrash Metal / Death Metal
Label: Remedy Records
Playing time: 44:58
Band homepage: Final Breath

Tracklist:

  1. Intro
  2. Strong Pain
  3. Eyes Of Horror
  4. Greed For Revenge
  5. Empty Eyes
  6. Exposed To Hatred
  7. Let Me Be Your Tank
  8. Bemoaned Animosity
  9. Sociopathically Insane
  10. Coma Divine
Final Breath - Let Me Be Your Tank

Damn! The German scene is coming on strong again with the Thrash movement. You can call this the third wave if you will. When you have a name like FINAL BREATH, a cover photo with a dragon and a goofy title like "Let Me Be Your Tank", not only am I sceptical about everything here, but this reeks of lameness of the highest order. Well, I thought this would be another Power Metal band judging by the cover, but it's anything but that.

 

The intro sounds promising as it adds melody and darkness, but it's misleading because once you hit "Strong Pain" it's a full on assault from there on in. It's fast, furious and ugly and most of all unrelenting. This one flies quickly as the drums and guitars pierce your ear drums while Jürgen's voice is ugly and growly. There some hints of melody, but it's just fast for the most part. It's nothing special and quite frankly not grips me either. They guys know what they are doing and are good at it, but there is a lack of something and it's not necessarily the melody, but I Am not quite sure what it is. What you have here is just run of the mill Thrash that isn't played with any feeling. It's nothing more than angry music played on automatic that is a throwback to the 80's.

 

Each song sounds the same and there really isn't any need to go past track four. If it's any consolation to any of you die hard fans, there's a re-recording of "Exposed To Hatred" and "Dreamland '96." This one is only for the hardcore who haven't ever thought of the need to progress passed 1995. (Online November 21, 2005)

Joe Florez



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