Genre: Thrash Metal
Label: Witches Brew
Nightbreed is a 1990 American dark fantasy horror film written and directed by Clive Barker, based on his 1988 novella Cabal, and starring Craig Sheffer, Anne Bobby and David Cronenberg among others. The film features an unstable mental patient who is falsely led to believe by his doctor that he is a serial killer. Tracked down by the police, his doctor, and his girlfriend Lori, Boone eventually finds refuge in an abandoned cemetery called Midian among a “tribe” of monsters and outcasts known as the “Nightbreed” where they hide from humanity.
Unfortunately for all you psychos out there, the Athenian act with same name can’t be a ‘place’ for you to hide from mainstream music…as the tribe of the movie stays away from humanity. Nightbreed is an honest as fuck Thrash quintet that captures the anger, the hate and the violence that early Exodus and Kreator (before their copy paste Violent Revolution releases) delivers, but I don’t think that metal masses or a bunch of Thrash underground aficionados will ever find out about this album or the even about the band.
As Nightbreed (the movie) was a commercial failure, I guess it will happen the same with the band…but as now Barker’s film achieved a cult status through the years I won’t be surprised if in a couple of years many claim to be Nightbreed’s fanatics. Damn hypocrisy and damn all you fools that just can’t see where true music lives and which band is offering pure hedonistic Thrash attack and who is just presenting the same song and its boring alterations for 3 or 4 albums in a row…10 songs full of noteworthy riffs, pummeling drumming, brilliant speed solos, up-tempo rhythms and vocals/screams in the veins of Petrozza. The old school feeling is of course here, but the production is well crafted and the result doesn’t feels slightly dated in tone.
Highlights : ‘Ripped By Chains’, ‘Beyond Inferno’, ‘Infinite Space… Infinite Terror and ‘Human Sacrifice’.