Power Trip
Manifest Decimation


4.0
excellent

Review

by god ov dem USER (12 Reviews)
December 17th, 2013 | 34 replies


Release Date: 06/11/2013 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Raw Power

Hailing from Dallas, Texas, Power Trip are a pretty good example of how a hybrid of metal and hardcore should sound: fast, heavy, pissed off, and very loud. They provide a sound reminiscent of 80’s thrash metal and hardcore punk with tight musicianship, lots of aggression and a general sense of misanthropy while still retaining a goal of letting everyone have a good, beer-fueled time.

When Manifest Decimation opens with its titular track, you can tell they mean business. As soon as the noisy fade in ends, the band comes out in all their reverb-laden glory to pummel you into submission with pounding drums and some crushingly chunky riffs until vocalist Riley Gale (who seriously sounds like the long lost son of Integrity frontman Dwid Hellion) comes in with his militant shouts and screams, ushering in a new era of power.

Soon, you are laid witness to blistering guitar solos that sound like they were ripped right out of the late 80’s – they’re certainly flashy and show that their lead guitarist Blake “Rossover” Ibanez has some serious chops, but also slightly melodic and refined, only coming barrelling in at the perfect moment in a songs progression before dive bombing its way out into a heavy, anthemic breakdown featuring all the members going as hard as they can – commanding shouts over a sea of distortion and chugged riffs (having two guitarists really helps for this) and tastefully technical drumming from Chris Ulsh of Hatred Surge fame. A complete aural onslaught.

And while that basically much sets up the archetype for Power Trip’s sound on this album, believe me: it is not something you’ll soon tire of in its this 30 minute affair of power and intensity. The riffs are infectious and addictive, coming from a seemingly endless palette, and each track will leave you wanting more and more. While it may not be the most versatile album in the world, the band sticks to what they do best, and do a damn good job of it.



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demigod!
December 17th 2013


45005 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

short ass review but this needed one. Album rips.

Digging: Autechre - LP5

Blackbelt54
December 17th 2013


4276 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

best band

NocteDominum
Contributing Reviewer
December 17th 2013


7122 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Solid review dude, I like them to the point.

Album's pretty awesome, doesn't hold too much for memorable but awesome nonetheless.

SpiritCrusher2
December 17th 2013


3249 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

yea, what he ^ said

Mister Twister
December 17th 2013


1782 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

oh right i said i would check this out in plug

ill get around to it i promise

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oltnabrick
December 17th 2013


31303 Comments


fast, heavy, pissed off, and very loud.

Digging: Lil Debbie - Young Bitch

tommygun
December 17th 2013


25142 Comments


pos

Digging: Banks - Goddess

tempest--
December 17th 2013


14419 Comments


m/


Hep Kat
December 17th 2013


15356 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

yea this is dope but slightly overproduced

i like my crossover dirtier

hogan900
Contributing Reviewer
December 17th 2013


1702 Comments


Pos pos pos pos pos pos

Mister Twister
December 17th 2013


1782 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Yeah man, this is pretty sweet. The Hammer of Doubt crushes some skulls.

Blackbelt54
December 17th 2013


4276 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

have y'all seen them live? it's magical

demigod!
December 17th 2013


45005 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

no but i really really want to. bet it'd be heavy as fuck

accompliceofmydeath
December 17th 2013


4297 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

wood mosh 2

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BigSneakySnatch
December 17th 2013


343 Comments


i'll check this out just because of the artwork

MisterTornado
Contributing Reviewer
December 17th 2013


4507 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

you did it!

plane
Staff Reviewer
December 17th 2013


6099 Comments


friends with these guys. really awesome group

CaptainDooRight
December 18th 2013


30252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Raw power you say? Well alright then this better be good. Will read and listen tomm

demigod!
December 18th 2013


45005 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5 | Sound Off

it's like early integrity only thrashier, youll dig i think

CaptainDooRight
December 18th 2013


30252 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

got me interests peeked

I'm sure u were stoked to find this being it recently released this year



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