What a brilliant thrash (progressive) metal debut. It not only offers some of the most exciting, raw old school thrash metal stuff ("Black Future", "Hunger for Violence") since "Motorbreath" or "My last words", but also more demanding progressive songs like the closing track "Accelerating Universe" where Vektor, for example, ingeniously incorporate some post rock elements.
Most of the guitar solos are just awesome 80s thrash metal stuff, the drums are very solid, there are more than just a few highly memorable bass lines and David Disanto's vocals (screams, growls, squeals) are nothing less than perfect.
There are only a few points that made me refuse from rate this 4.5 stars: Some breaks may have been done more elegantly, the short (!) Yngwie Malmsteen part in "Forests of legend" made me shiver and "Desoxyribonucleic Acid" and "Asteroid" are a little weaker than the rest.
EDIT: May, 2011: Yeah. Test of time and so on. Love DNA now. 4.4 stars.
Hugely impressive progressive thrash album. I haven't heard Demolition but this rips far beyond other extreme thrash releases like Inventor Of Evil. Funnily enough it reminds me of a mix of Destruction (drums and vocals, some riffs), Metallica (Most of the riffs) and Voivod (the progressiveness).