Eliminator
Breaking The Wheel


5.0
classic

Review

by ImTheOnlyThugInTheBuildin USER (142 Reviews)
April 16th, 2013 | 32 replies | 1,696 views


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: An intense display of technically proficient musicianship and vocals that sound like Satan on a diet of razor blades

8 of 11 thought this review was well written

So many people have let great modern thrash metal albums slip by them that it is getting ridiculous now. Eliminator are a band that released their first album, Breaking The Wheel, in 2008, and nobody gave a ***. The band were just completely overlooked and even the people who heard that album are largely unaware that they now have three albums with a fourth on its way. Those with a little wisdom, however, would know that this band are something quite special. Their first album is a mixture of some of the most technically proficient riffing you will find in thrash metal anywhere, fast paced drumming and evil-sounding vocals. All this from a three-piece band. This album truly is something special.

This is one of the most relentless approaches to thrash metal since its glory days. From the start to the finish their is no sign of an unnecessary clean sung passage, but what there IS is nothing besides non-stop thrash metal. Every moment of this album is ridden with rage, hate and aggression and there really is nothing to be done about it. This does not need anything changing about it and is a formula that works throughout its entire thirty five minute duration. The soloing is fast, chaotic and kept to a small period of time per song, the drumming is some of the fastest in the genre, bordering on typical death metal speeds, whilst the riffs are a mixture of lightning fast tremolo picking and some very intricate fills scattered throughout. The bass work is audible throughout and makes a lovely back drop among the chaos, being highly technical. The lyrics are not the strongest out there, with lines such as "i am clinically insane, using my weapons to kill" sounding somewhat forced, but they get the job done. This is an album where every musician is on top of their game and it is hard to believe that the band will ever accomplish such a masterful display of incredibly fast and creative thrash metal ever.

The title track is probably the best thing here, with an amazing clean guitar section leading into one of the angriest mid-paced chord based riffs I have ever heard. Vocalist Warchild, who also handles the bass and guitars, roars out the titular words with a voice sounding like Satan himself, and then in comes one of the coolest solos on the album. This relies heavily on the bottom four strings and a lot of quick runs right up the fret-board, and is one of the longer solos on the album. Do not think that this release is a one-trick pony, however, as each song has something to talk about. Despite the fact that they are all songs that thunder along at one primary speed, each song is still distinguishable from the others, and it takes no effort to recall moments such as the furious scream that introduces the first track and the incredibly fast guitar fills found on it; or else the manic solo on Disgust. This is a frantic, relentless approach to thrash that is hard to forget and sticks out as arguably the finest example of thrash from a modern band (yes, including Vektor). The only slightly negative point about this release is that the production is a little mediocre, as it was recorded on an extremely low budget, but that does not detract from the album whatsoever as each instrument is still more than audible.

Breaking The Wheel is an incredible debut from Eliminator and it is hard to believe the band ever topping this work. Service Your Leader and the title song are two tracks that I recommend checking out, with the former having some incredibly technical fills scattered throughout to keep you interested.



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intotheshit
April 16th 2013



3639 Comments


You post at least 2 every day when you're not banned for being an ignorant, stupid fuck, so why not just say you don't give a shit about what Sputnik thinks and be honest?

intotheshit
April 16th 2013



3639 Comments


Lol okay Skele. Keep saying that. It really helps your pathetic cause. By the way, Rogaine would help that sad excuse you call a hairline, unless you're going for the insane-professor-who's-never-been-laid-by-anyone-but-his-uncle-robert look.

CaptainDooRight
April 16th 2013



28355 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

really solid album and some great modern thrash at that

I enjoyed the read, have a pos.

Digging: Tukaaria - Raw to the Rapine

illmitch
April 16th 2013



5429 Comments


eliminator

MO
April 16th 2013



18261 Comments


miss that guy

Digging: Immolation - Dawn of Possession

intotheshit
April 16th 2013



3639 Comments


" funny, i got pussy last night, something you aint done ever."

Pocket pussy doesn't count. What's it like when hookers turn down your money?

Hawks
April 16th 2013



34628 Comments


Skele we've all seen your YouTube videos enough times to know you're not getting laid.

Digging: Equilibrium - Erdentempel

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2013



19475 Comments


looks cool will check

Digging: The Who - Tommy

alachlahol
April 16th 2013



7477 Comments


lol a 5 skeletor you suck man. this band isnt a three piece its a two piece and the drums arent even real theyre played by a crappy drum machine. also the production is different on almost every single song which sounds horrible when listening to the album as a whole you really have no idea what youre talking about

alachlahol
April 16th 2013



7477 Comments


hawks on the subject of "getting laid":

i fucked some bitch last night at the hotel me n my buddies were at and woke up and was like "fuck i dont even remember this bitchs name!! haha oh well fuck it. we smoked some of this crazy weed i was keepin in a ziplock bag but i cant remember the name of it either, ill ask my cousin next time he brings me my next 10 ounce order which is how much i normally buy when i buy weed haha - hawks


Hawks
April 16th 2013



34628 Comments


Omg can't believe you found that quote I'm so embarrassed props dude you're such a smart guy.

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2013



19475 Comments


drum machine that's lame how hard is it just to find a drummer?

PumpBoffBag
April 16th 2013



327 Comments


This thread appears to be turning prematurely volatile. This sounds cool, may check out tomorrow

Storm In A Teacup
April 16th 2013



12687 Comments


RIP Eliminator

Funny I literally just posted about him



illmitch
April 16th 2013



5429 Comments


i miss him

Storm In A Teacup
April 16th 2013



12687 Comments


I miss him too

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2013



19475 Comments


this is pretty great for newer thrash

Storm In A Teacup
April 16th 2013



12687 Comments


It's hard to picture thrash + drum machine

Atari
Contributing Reviewer
April 16th 2013



19475 Comments


it's still cool and the vocals are good

shepaintedfire
April 16th 2013



63 Comments


meh, will pass on this




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