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Vicious Knights – Alteration Through Possession

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Last Updated on 11:24 AM by Giorgos Tsekas

Genre: Thrash
Country: Greece
Label: Dying Victims Productions
Year: 2022

Vicious Knights are no strangers to Metal Invader as their 2018 EP was reviewed here: https://metalinvader.net/vicious-knights-malevolent-spirits/ and we are very pleased to watch this full of quality and guts band grow and becoming into something really great.

Vicious Knights is an old-school death/thrash metal band, hailing from Thessaloniki, Greece. The band was formed in 2016 by Antonis “Harvester” (guitars/vocals) and Liakos (drums). Panos (bass guitar) entered the band a few months later. This three-piece of total maniacs self-released their first EP Malevolent Spirits on CD in 2018 and then reissued it in 2020 through the World War Now label.

The album is like being recorded in 1987. Some would add the phrase “with all the goods and bass about it”, well certainly not me! As the rugged but warm production, the razor sharp guitars, the rough and low in pitch vocals, the pure atmosphere, the adrenaline explosion and the old spirits of early Kreator, Destruction, Possessed, and Sepultura are so perfectly filtered with their personal touch that the final result is more charming than just another nostalgic time trip into 1987. Things here are dangerously serious and dangerously exciting.

The simple song writing make the compositions accessible to even non genre fans, as far as they are men/ women enough to handle crazy rhythms and tempo shifts, straightforward pummeling drums, electrified riffs and snarling evil vocals that praise horror.

Vicious Knights’ striking debut album, “Alteration Through Possession”, is already out on CD and vinyl LP formats via Dying Victims Productions.

If you love Thrash/Death at its best here’s your album!

Highlights: “From Nothingness (To A Slave Of Darkness)”, “They Cast No Shadow”, “The Boneghoul King” and “Swing from the Grave”.

Nikos Nakos
Nikos Nakos
“When the Last Tree Is Cut Down, the Last Fish Eaten, and the Last Stream Poisoned, You Will Realize That You Cannot Eat Money.”

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