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'Inevitable Decay'

Daryl Soar

26th September 2011

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inmoria a farewell to nothing - the diary part 1

This album is like looking down the back of the sofa for some change only to find a 12 inch piece of vinyl that on closer inspection turns out to be a thrash album from 1987. I'm sure, like me, put in this situation you'd race for the old record player and get in on.

Unfortunately the opening track dulled my excitement. 'As Dawn Breaks' sounds as if it was recorded next door. The vocals are like gravel with lumps of tar soaked in diesel. It's not the ideal mix but after a few tracks you get used to it – it almost sounds too modern but lacks the current production ethics of fry. Fortunately, after the first track the recorded next door quality is given up for what was typical of a 1987 budget thrash album.

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The thing I wanted, and missed was the power ballad intro or the extended acoustic outro but Enternch know what they're good at and each track moshes by in a procession of thrash standards.

The songs are born from a genuine mix of my old favourites, Exodus, Nuclear Assault and Slayer amongst others. There are classic bashed-out blues scale solos, chunky riffs and single string rhythms played as fast as a right arm can move a plectrum.

It's everything you'd expect from a piece of Thrash nostalgia.

They say you can't judge a book by it's cover. In the case of Inevitable Decay, the same can't be said.

It's a do exactly what you expect affair. If you missed Thrash the first time round then by all means buy it but I'd prefer to buy one of the classic albums when all these ideas were fresh. That said, if you already own a shed-load of old Thrash, this could be a worthy addition to your collection.

Nothing new but worth a shot. I want to rate this as more than a 2 out of 5, and it's good enough to feel generous. So 3 out of 5 it is.




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