It's great to know that there are some countries that still believe in carrying the Thrash Metal-flag. America was once known for creating Thrash-cacophony. Bands like MEGADETH, METALLICA, SLAYER among others led the way. Now a days, most bands in America stay away from Metal and try to cash in on what is the hottest thing for the next 15 minutes.
At least Sweden has the balls to not cave in to the flavour of the week and play what is in their hearts. Björn "Speed" Strid from SOILWORK and DARKANE members release their second alcohol-fuelled Thrash-fest. Remember what it was like to listen to Thrash in the 80? The raw power and aggression just made you happy as you drank the night away while listening to this with your buds.
Well, this is it my friends. This album has very minimum melody and maximum raw power. Speed just races through each song with insane vitality and brutality. The CD never lets up for a moment. Quick riffs and devastating drum beats are the order of the day here. The songs are simple yet enjoyable such as "Back With Attack", "Headrush" and "Killing Machine". At the same time, you know what you are in for with titles like those.
There is nothing to think about here. It's all about having fun and delivering maximum punishment to those that seek it. (Online July 30, 2002)