Under the banner LEGION OF THE DAMNED a newcomer is setting out to instil fear into the established Thrashers. Newcomer? Well, not really, as the guys already had released several albums under their old name OCCULT, of which the last one stands out most. But now with a new name and a potent record label in the back, the breakthrough should be near, because what the Dutchmen fire off here is the pure hell!
Old School Thrash Metal is the menu. I know that one should be careful with superlatives, but what this CD is shooting at the listener is very close to old classics of SLAYER, KREATOR, EXODUS and DARK ANGEL. Or said differently: MALEVOLENT CREATION and VADER have to look out in the future, if they will not be passed by with ease, because this is a monster in the making. OK, variety is not exactly the biggest strength of the band, but the fan of cult combos such as RAZOR doesn’t really care for that either, right?
For that we get tons of killer riffs and the whole thing also is extremely catchy. Plus a mightily powerful production of Andy Classen (ex HOLY MOSES) and off it goes! And before I piss my pants with all my enthusiasm, check out tips are "Werewolf Corpse" and the title song, plus a thick recommendation. As bonus there also is a DVD with all songs as clips and several dark interludes. (Online February 11, 2006)