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Last Night of Solace


2.5
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Review

by Drew Tyler USER (68 Reviews)
June 1st, 2013 | 12 replies | 664 views


Release Date: 03/29/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Another bread & butter thrash album that does little to distinguish it's self from the pack.

3 of 3 thought this review was well written

As much as a I detest using the term “bread & butter” for any thrash album, Is is a very fitting description for Last Night of Solace. This is an album that offers very little in terms of creativity and progression. This is an album that evokes a distinct feeling of deja vu, as it sounds like something you have heard a thousand times over and over again. It falls in the same rut that the new Destruction and Tankard does, in that the album adds nothing new to the aging and generic formula that modern thrash records follow. Technical proficiency and speed is not enough anymore, and this album proves it immensely.

The tracks found here do little to distinguish themselves from each other, with literally no apparent stand out tracks to be had, and on top of that, the songs are all a bit too long, as nearly all of the tracks seem to wear out their welcome midway through. There are a few catchy riffs here and there, yet the the few solos strewn throughout the album offer nothing more than some fast playing with little melody or significance. I suppose the same can be said for the rest of the band, as there are very few memorable drum patterns or base rhythms, despite the band's fast approach to playing. The vocalist also falls flat, with no variation in vocal tone and no harmonizing. This vocalist almost sounds like Miland Petrozza of Kreator, except that this guy uses the same aggressive yell throughout the entire record, never changing approach or delivery, so fans of clean vocals need not look here. On the other hand, production values are adequate with a good overall volume and guitar tone, but that alone will not save this album.

While it lacks variation and memorable tracks, it is still very much a modern thrash record, meaning that if one is to turn their brain off for a while, this can be a fun listen. It's fast, aggressive and energetic, and does more or less what you would think a retro thrash album would do, but why waist your time? There are far better albums this year to pick from. Last Night of Solace offers nothing you haven't heard before, and is sure to disappoint many veteran thrashers looking for something fresh and new. Approach this album with little expectations.



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ThrashTillDeath94
June 1st 2013



590 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

A good example of this album

Gemstones
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xe3p6y5e-K0

ViperAces
June 1st 2013



12393 Comments


didnt skele 5 this?

ThrashTillDeath94
June 1st 2013



590 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Don't think so

NightProwler
June 1st 2013



6337 Comments


Damn. I wanted this to be good. Haven't heard it.
They're pretty great live, though. They're better at "Raining Blood" than slayer is, lol

Great review

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thumbcrusher
June 1st 2013



3590 Comments


quite enjoyed some songs from their first, what i've heard from this though isn't very exciting

ThrashTillDeath94
June 1st 2013



590 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah they do a fine Raining Blood cover, gotta give them some credit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a42D_ubstrc

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
June 1st 2013



18250 Comments


cover looks like the cover to asphyx st

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TheNotrap
June 1st 2013



8032 Comments


"Another bread & butter thrash album that does little to distinguish it's self from the pack."
Few bands do within this genre.

Good work man.


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ThrashTillDeath94
June 1st 2013



590 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Yeah i have noticed. I'm getting bored reviewing thrash, might stop for a while and listen to something else.

Insurrection
Contributing Reviewer
June 1st 2013



20756 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

album is mediocre yeah. good review

jtswope
June 2nd 2013



2020 Comments


Good review man.

ThrashTillDeath94
June 2nd 2013



590 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

Thanks



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