Deathraiser
Violent Agression


3.5
great

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
September 24th, 2012 | 24 replies


Release Date: 2011 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Unrelenting thrash metal with obvious inspirations from Kreator’s Extreme Aggression.

Revival thrash band Deathraiser hails from Brazil who creates, like mentioned, unrelenting thrash metal with influences from Kreator’s Extreme Aggression and probably anything else that is extremely fast like bullets and humanities downfall. Forming in 2006 Deathraiser has released one demo and two splits but with their first and only LP to date, Violent Aggression. This shows them at the top of their game as a force to be truly reckoned with.

Violent Aggression is a non-stop fury of thrash riffs that almost never drop between 180-200bpms. Their riffs are well put together and transition rather tastefully, but due to the non-stop tempos it can be quite monotonous at times but speed was their obvious goal and thrashing is about not giving a fuk. When you compare tempos of Extreme Aggression with Violent Aggression you will notice that the latter is pretty much twice as fast. In fact, imagine the fastest thrash album you’ve ever heard…, yup, this is faster. But, being fast in the world of thrash metal is nothing new and simply being fast does not mean the music is actually good. With Kreator’s style you will find more hooks and breakdowns fused within their speed; adding many textures that create good album flow. Deathraiser’s style is pretty much only speed, but, they do it very well. One would truly only want to listen to this album if they want in-your-face thrash metal that leaves no survivors. Even for a person who’s been listening to thrash for years, I was slightly blown back. Every track is as fast as the last but the riffs are so tasty I couldn’t help in enjoying myself.

The dueling guitars of Thiago and Ramon are top-notch. Their riffs work in perfect harmony with the brutal-merciless drums of William. Tracks like “Annihilation of Masses” and “Enslaved by Cross” showcase the band executing some of the most technical riffs you will ever heard in thrash metal. The solos in the album fit perfectly as they are always summoned during moments of intensity that raise the aggressive natures to their optimum levels. While the bass work can be heard its presence isn’t always noticeable as the guitar and production out-shadows anything Junior is doing. And, speaking of production, which is still a highlight, it resembles more of a balance between old school and new school thrash. With such a violent display of thrash music you wouldn’t want trebly levels that destroy your ears so the producers did a fine job here to say the least.

Now while Violent Aggression is an excellent modern thrash album that destroys most other modern-day thrash acts, they still have room for improvement. Being that they showed fans they are more than capable of destroying the speed of sound they could grow in areas of creativity within song structures, originality of emotional feel, and dynamics. If they continue to stay true to this style of aggression while adding groovy-tasty-alternate tempos and riffs, Deathraiser could be within the top 5 best modern day thrash acts.



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Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
September 24th 2012


19579 Comments


evil army is the only new thrash act ive heard that's any good really so idk about this

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Ovrot
September 24th 2012


10644 Comments


now review pollution and eliminator
will talk more later, at work

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seedofnothing
September 24th 2012


3425 Comments


Good review, I'll give this a listen. Pos'd

YoYoMancuso
September 24th 2012


11441 Comments


if it sounds like kreator i'll give it a try. review was good, pos'd

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
September 24th 2012


20556 Comments


cool i'm so behind on thrash i'll never catch up. pos.

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Ovrot
September 24th 2012


10644 Comments


Yeah review Call to War

BlackLlama
September 24th 2012


1758 Comments


Revival thrash review.. waits for Kill sighting on page 1.........

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GiaNXGX
September 24th 2012


4867 Comments


Awesome!

Ovrot
September 25th 2012


10644 Comments


dude do you know pollution?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AM_OWkQzHd0

Madbutcher3
October 19th 2012


1208 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

I guess this band is named after the Attomica song. Pretty good album, bit dull near the end but good fun for the most part.

KILL
October 19th 2012


73768 Comments


dude 1 it

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


20556 Comments


dude this was reviewed over a month ago and still only 2 ratings?

people are so fucking lazy. listening now m/

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


20556 Comments


Yeah it's sounding like a 3.5 to 4 to me, good stuff. I'm seriously so obsessed with thrash lately.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


20556 Comments


who are your all time favorite thrash bands captain? (other than the big 4)


Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


20556 Comments


Good choices damn I've actually heard all those except sacrifice I think

BlackLlama
October 31st 2012


1758 Comments


Demolition Hammer fucking slays.
I also like :

Heathen
Overkill (anything before Years falls under old school thrash in my book)
Exhumer
SOD
Kreator
Agent Steel
Sacred Reich
Nuclear Assault

BlackLlama
October 31st 2012


1758 Comments


Shit, forgot DRI....

BlackLlama
October 31st 2012


1758 Comments


and about 100 others

Right hahah! Go check out anything on Megaforce or Combat circa 1980 - 87ish, tons of great thrash and speed metal.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


20556 Comments


Agreed there's so much good thrash. Annihilator is great too IMO

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
October 31st 2012


20556 Comments


Damn



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