DISASTER - BLASPHEMY ATTACK (Iron Shield Records)
It’s not an easy task to review a thrash metal album, just after finishing the Italian assault of Thrash Bombz, as they were really awesome. We skip from Italy to Colombia to have a good listen to Disaster their debut album “Blasphemy Attack”, a band so far totally unknown to me. It seems like the band was found around 1999, and after 6 years they released a demo called ‘Demo Rehearsal’. A few members of the band played together in another band named Acero who released only a few demos so far. Now it’s time for the serious work and ‘Blasphemy Attack’ is filled with energy, power with a classic touch of Thrash Metal like Destruction and Kreator did in the 80’s. The raw sound and anarchy lyrics represent the human role as head of war, death and destruction. Lyrical themes are preferable drowned in blood and covered with evil attitude!
The debut album takes 38 minutes and delivers 10 tracks, including one bonus track (‘Enslaved’). ‘Demential World’ contains really great bass riffing of Esteban Guitierrez and it gives a refreshing moment in the song. Another attack of pure Thrash metal is ‘Evil Mind’ with again outstanding guitar riffing from Andres and Felipe, and most of the songs have sing along chorus lines, so there’s going to be a wild and devastating moshpit at live gigs! ‘Live Alone’ opens dark and pretty slow for Thrash Metal, but once the guitars start yelling and screaming, the song is building up in aggression and speed, albeit not the usual speed of Disaster. It’s a little restrained but heavy at the same time! ‘Satan’s Spy’ is another highlight on the album with high pitched vocals in the beginning.
The music of Disaster is great, but I have a little comment on the vocals of Andres Felipe, as it’s not that devastating as the genre requires. As he’s also the guitar player of the band, together with Felipe Lopez Quiceno, it might be a good idea to look out for a permanent vocalist who can focus on his microphone only. It’s tolerated, but can be executed better…
My rating: 79 / 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