Review Summary: I am a man who shows no mercy for the weak
This should probably have another motherfucking review. Ample Destruction ranks among the best US power metal albums, and it is undoubtedly a classic. I would describe its sound as Iron Maiden on meth. Sadly the only sound off on this *** site claims they are a ripoff of Megadeth and Iron Maiden. Firstly, they sound nothing like Megadeth and formed before them. Secondly, it’s better than Iron Maiden because it has no need for corny epics, it is just a tank that steamrolls you with an all-out assault. There is a reason Chris Broderick joined this band before Megadeth and it's because they kick ass.
It should be noted that this is a positive album. Not in the sense that it believes life is good, because life sucks. It’s positive in the sense that you need faith to understand it. Faith that you have a dick that’s harder than steel and will conquer anything in your path that stands in your way. You’re a maniac that can achieve any goal with the power of your will. Whether it’s getting six-pack abs for your gay lover, passing your HIV exams, or going on a killing spree, you are capable of anything. Life is warfare and you have a license to kill so use it well. The truth is if you don’t have faith then you probably won’t like this album at any point in your life.
“I am a man who shows no mercy for the weak”
The solos are awe-inspiring. The riffs are majestic. Harry Conklin’s vocals are as timeless as this album. He makes Rob Halford look like post -1993 Chuck Schuldiner in the vocal department.
Watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3niS9ysSxQ
Don’t keep reading I said watch it ***er. If you are in a band or if you listen to music that doesn't have this level of passion then get the *** out of my face. If you are a vocalist and aren’t wearing all black leather and seductively rubbing your inner thigh, while pulling off banshee screams in awkward positions then why bother wasting your time?
Do you see the guitarist? Look at his face. Dude looks like he had one too many weeds and beers. But does he give a ***? No. Just the mere fact that he wrote and released this album and is playing it live gives him enough satisfaction no matter how burnt out he becomes. Because he knows that this album will be remembered long after he has passed away. After all, Metal is the 5th element of the universe and thus can never die.
Highlights: Licensed to Kill, Warfare, Symphony of Terror, Harder than Steel, Generally Hostile, The Watching, Reign of the Tyrants, Cardiac Arrest, The Cruxifix