Anihilated
The Ultimate Desecration


3.0
good

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
September 21st, 2012 | 31 replies


Release Date: 1989 | Tracklist

Review Summary: It is possible for solid executions of thrash to be simultaneously lackluster and underwhelming.

Anihilated are a, still active, thrash metal band formed in 1981 from the United-Kingdom. They’ve release 5 LP’s to date. Before their revival album in 2010, The Ultimate Desecration was released in 1989. This 4th LP release marks a good place to start if anyone wanted to check these guys out. It took them a few album to develop their sound and The Ultimate Desecration marks their crowning achievement, which at the same time, isn’t saying too much judging by what the genre has accomplished during the old school era.

Most of Anihilated’s songs are mid-tempo paced which allows them to focus on some of their more melodic riffs. The first two tracks “Desolation” and “Into the Flames of Armageddon” are solid songs but they get a bit lost in the lack of creative riffing patterns and dynamics. These tracks tend to feel rather generic even though everything is executed quite well. Take for instance “Skinned Alive”, the riffs are quite tasty but because they are executed so slowly it feels like the song almost never starts until around the midway point when the tempo picks up. It’s not until the 5th track “Lethal Dose” where we get a bit of a pick-up and punch. The riffs on this track are much more appealing than previous ones as the dueling guitars keep the listener interested with an intro, although simple, that is rather effective before jumping into solo that sets the best for innovative riffs to follow. Most of any following tracks are back to the slow basic riffing patterns that are decent but take no cake.

The production is solid here and you will hear riffs peak out that are as good as anything you have heard but because 90% of the album is lackluster many listeners won’t even get that far. The Ultimate Desecration is still an album that could warrant listens for the purpose of fillers between more prominent thrash albums or even as background music as a warm up to long nights worth of thrashing. Although the album is sometimes boring it still has its moments and is still slightly above average. And compared to modern thrash like Havok, Anihilated are still much better in comparison. Feel free to give this a spin as it is worthy for true thrash ears but you wouldn’t be missing much if you passed it up.



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CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

Yeah kills deathrow album is much better agred.

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KILL
September 21st 2012


71795 Comments


annihilator are better yea

CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

same

lol none of these album had any ratings, lol hard but yeah band is average but still better than havok so wtf

KILL
September 21st 2012


71795 Comments


dude real thrash is dead on this site only revival thrash livez

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 21st 2012


18492 Comments


havok best thrash ever amirite

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KILL
September 21st 2012


71795 Comments


nah lich king for life

CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

i still have to manifest my faith bro

but yeah same fak pissed

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2012


19759 Comments


pos cause you're the man

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CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

thx maine, u be koo too bra

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2012


19759 Comments


*blush

CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

ghey



Captain666
September 21st 2012


652 Comments


wow amazing rev

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2012


19759 Comments


: (

CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

jk atari, u know u luvs u

and thanks captain, did you pos

Captain666
September 21st 2012


652 Comments


naw bro dont wana get snagged ya know

dam

CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

dam



Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 21st 2012


19759 Comments


LOL

CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

dam



CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

fuk pestif i just wana sniff that ass bro, sooo prime

CaptainDooRight
September 21st 2012


29149 Comments

Album Rating: 3.0

dam





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