Review Summary: I have to say this is the "Album of the year" to me! Everyone has to listen to "Dark Reign"! Every track is something special! The whole concept is amazing! The artwork looks just awesome! For every thrasher outthere, support the guys from "Scarlet Anger"
Scarlet Anger didn’t take long to make themselves a household name in the Luxembourgish metal scene, but now they are ready to act on an international scale. Their first longplayer Dark Reign sounds very professionally, which should be expected, as the mastering was done by Annihilator mastermind Jeff Waters.
And that’s exactly the cue: Scarlet Anger play, just like Annihilator, old school thrash metal the way it was popular between 1985 and 1995, and this genre hasn’t lost any of its initial charm. Other influences might be Slayer, Kreator and Metal Church, which speaks for the undeniable quality of the band. The songs are well thought through and convince with the right dose of brutality. There’s also plenty of pace changes, as Scarlet Anger are not afraid to allow for some quieter and melodic moments.