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LAZARUS A.D. The Onslaught
Metal Blade Records
Rating: 10 Out Of 10
Reviewed by: Bam-Bam

HOLY, GALLOPING DEMONS!!! This is some of the meanest, aggressive shit to ever bleed my eardrums!!! Wanna watch a 42-year old “kid” get his ass handed to him at 4:02AM by his petite 5’8” wife…let him get caught busting out this shit and banging his head at the computer terminal while writing a music review! Hell, I was so pumped up, I almost slapped her back! One can’t set a clock on creativity for God’s sake…Geez!!! I’m friggin’ alive, people!!!

Modern NY-style Thrash Metal mixed with Florida Death, all by way of Wisconsin no less, and delivered to smoking perfection by a master mix and engineering from none other than one of the Kings of the genre, James Murphy (DEATH / TESTAMENT), himself. There’s nothing that can possibly go wrong here. You’ve got the obligatory blast-beats at 155 miles per hour, monstrous breakdowns, shredding guitars, double-kick flurries that’ll make you dizzy as hell, fully-understandable aggressive vocals, all sprinkled with demonic back-up gang chants for evil measure. I would have sworn they guys were Swedish as dead-on perfect as their sound is. Not to take away from the classic Thrash bands our country has produced, but there’s something very precise about the European bands that kind of make the U.S. counterparts pale a bit in comparison. These guys, however, are totally American, born and bred, so the only observation I can make is that…well, they’re fucking awesome!!!

The album opens with one of the most heart-palpitating tunes to ever hit plastic (“Last Breath”) and continues to create music once thought only possible through bands like KREATOR, EXODUS, and very, very old-school METALLICA delivered with way more precision of a foreign entity such as CHILDREN OF BODOM. There’s nothing, whatsoever, to dislike here except for the major ass-beating I took for blasting it at an Ungodly hour and smiling through every minute…and by the way, I still kept listening throughout the said ass-beating!

To keep up with these Metal Monsters, head over to their MySpace Page by clicking LAZARUS A.D. ONLINE and then cast your vote for the guys by purchasing this killer, new disc, download-style at KILLER METAL DOWNLOAD Now, I’m off to buy some headgear so when that evil bitch gets out of bed to whip my ass again, it won’t fully take away from my listening experience! Very, Very Highly Recommended!!!
19 Feb 2009 by Bam-Bam

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