SPACE EATER - PASSING THROUGH THE FIRE TO MOLECH (Pure Steel Records)
A newcomer on the Pure Steel Records label, from Serbia. Serbia? Yes Serbia. A country far away in Eastern Europe that I only knew from some strange movie (titled: A Serbian Movie) that received my seal of disapproval. This is the third release from these guys and it might receive my complete approval! It's amazing to see new bands popping up in countries where you would never expect a metal scene.
Space Eater consists of four young musicians who adore Thrash Metal and who are extremely talented in my opinion. These young men listened to lots of old Bay Area records and thrash pieces made in Germany. Vocalist Luka Matkovic sounds like Shmier from Destruction and Connelly from Nuclear Assault. The axe of Dorde Lukovic produces fast thrashing, straight forward riffs with some very sharp technical ripping licks. All this combined with bombastic bass lines from Karlo Testen forms the base of their old school sound. Finally add some fast pounding drums and this is what thrash is all about!
Hopefully they can get more widely known through this label. These guys definitely deserve it, cause it’s probably not easy to get recognized as a metal band while living in a country like Serbia. Thankfully we have an invention called Internet, helping artists spreading their music and receiving the respect and support they earn.
If you like speed, aggression, old school thrash, headbanging and moshing, "Passing Through The Fire To Molech" is your head wrecking release. The band still needs to grow, but this effort makes their future look promising. Thrash! https://www.facebook.com/SpaceEater
My Points: 85 / 100
95+ : Outstanding, high valued albums & Classic Ones… a direct purchase is advisable !
Between 90 and 95: Surpasses the style of music, must be heard/ordered by every Metal fan
Between 80 and 89: Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it
Between 70 and 79: Decent but best previewing
Between 60 and 69: Rather moderate
Between 50 and 59: Bad, substandard
50- : Rubbish