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Power Trip – Manifest Decimation

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Last Updated on 06:46 AM by Giorgos Tsekas

Genre: Crossover/Hardcore/Thrash Metal
Country: U.S.A.
Label: Southern Lord
Year: 2013

There was a time in this country (Greece) when, if you got your hands on an imported release and it was published by Nuclear Blast, you knew that the album (or 7”, 12”, single etc) would have high quality standards. That was back in the 90’s. It looks like nowadays Southern Lord has taken over the task of keeping the quality bar high. Honestly I haven’t stumbled on even one of their releases that was just o.k., let alone mediocre or bad(o.k. with Sunno))) not included!)… You name it, Wolfbrigade, All Pigs Must Die, Black Cobra, Wolves in the Throne Room and the list goes on… And since we’re talking about the past, I’d like to say that Enlightenment never came across this forsaken country, so discussing about whether thrash metal has reached this place in its entirety or just the Slayer/ Sepultura/ Kreator-like offshoot is foolish, although a lot can be said regarding this matter. Coming from Dallas U.S.A. Power Trip play modern- and I emphasize on that comment- Crossover/Thrash Metal with a Hardcore touch that will remind you of the great Cro-Mags. Of course they also sound like Nuclear Assault and their (aggressive) vocals are a Discharge meets Exodus hybrid or something like that. The guitar parts sound like Slayer and early Metallica, while their whole attitude brings out an old school feeling of a punk mindset with a metal overlay. But it’s not retro. As I said before this album is modern. Full on with great energy and 35 minutes (8 songs) of endless exhilaration. Friends of Suicidal Tendencies, Anthrax and all the bands mentioned above must give it a chance.

4,5/6

Giorgos Tsekas
Giorgos Tsekas
"Κάποτε Όταν Θα ‘χουμε Καιρό... Θα Σκεφτούμε Πάνω Στις Ιδέες Όλων Των Μεγάλων Στοχαστών, Θα Θαυμάσουμε Τους Πίνακες Όλων Των Μεγάλων Ζωγράφων, Θα Γελάσουμε Με Όλους Τους Χωρατατζήδες, Θα Φλερτάρουμε Όλες Τις Γυναίκες, Θα Διδάξουμε Όλους Τους Ανθρώπους" Μπ. Μπρεχτ

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