Protector
Golem


4.0
excellent

Review

by CaptainDooRight USER (93 Reviews)
February 23rd, 2012 | 16 replies


Release Date: 1988 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Thrash Smash Dash Crash Flash Bash Slash Mash Lash

Many thrash acts have arisen since the 80's; some good, some ****. Protector is like superman amongst men. The superior level of riff compositions thoughroughly decapitate petty mortals like Slayer, Anthrax, and Metallica.

With slick hair style, Protector has the potential to wow chicks, but unfortunately many don't even know about them, even though they sprung up during the same time as Metallica. Oh ****, that's what it is, their not mainstream, that's why you don't know about them. Well get on it because 3 seconds of a single Protector riff destroys all of Metallica's discography.

Protector is no joke, their in the game to win it; and have. With a solid discography, always pushing genre boundaries, "Golem" stands it's ground, rivaling thrash classics such as Rust in Peace, Pleasure to Kill, and Hamburger Lead Pinto's. A grade drums always blend well with the forward motion the riffs display. Adding a blend of death metal in their thrash formulas, consistently spawns new horizons for listeners. The right hand technique of vocalist/guitarist Oliver shine immensely on tracks such as "Operation Plaga Extrema", where the complexity of executed riffs never seem to hold back his vocal approach; as if Oliver couldn't pull both off at the same time.

The production sends "Golem" over the top. The high's and low's of all instruments always hits the mark of balance. The vocals are placed well in the mix, never overshining the drums or guitars. The dual vocal attack from drummer Marco add clout and variability to groovier riffs, creating a heightened experience on tracks such as "Omnipresent Aggression".

Solos rip face over and over and never come off as being corny. "Golem" is predominately thrash so solos are a must and only add to the pressing tempos of typical thrash formulas, but "Protector of Death" uses solos in an original fashion, when you hear the solo used as a hook to lead into another riff. This track has some of the best grooves in metal period and I could totally picture my granny doing her tuck and dive tango to appregiated thrash fist's.

If you wanna thrash hard tonight, then go to youtube. Type in "Protector Golem", hit enter, click and enjoy.



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MisterSteel
February 23rd 2012


453 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks so much for reviewing this, riffs for days. The Germans know how to do it. m/

seedofnothing
February 23rd 2012


3425 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Good review. I pretty much love everything by Protector. One of the better death/thrash bands.



"I could totally picture my granny doing her tuck and dive tango to appregiated thrash fist's."



lol

discovolante
February 23rd 2012


750 Comments


Hmm... nice review. I'm not a big thrash-head, but it definitely sounds interesting. Solid riffs always go a long way. Ill definitely check it out when I'm in one of those thrash moods (Anthrax & Morbid Saint ftw)

iFghtffyrdmns
February 23rd 2012


7047 Comments


i don't thrash enough
someday i'll change that


Beachcoma
February 23rd 2012


526 Comments


Good review

MO
February 23rd 2012


22455 Comments


nice, rules hard

Pig01
February 23rd 2012


13 Comments


fucking ace review dude fuck yes cocks

demigod!
September 10th 2013


49295 Comments


GERMANOPHOOOOOOOBE

evilford
September 10th 2013


41815 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

sweet dig demi



demigod!
September 10th 2013


49295 Comments


rules hard

you checked these guys at all?

evilford
September 10th 2013


41815 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

have not, they've been on my list for ages tho

demigod!
September 10th 2013


49295 Comments


you'd dig, fuckin sweet mix of death and thrash metal
check shredding of skin when you get the chance

Atari
Staff Reviewer
September 10th 2013


23920 Comments


I've heard shedding of the skin but not this one. Can't help but think of lotr with that album title though hehe

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evilford
September 10th 2013


41815 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

cool will do

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May 17th 2018


18403 Comments

Album Rating: 2.5

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Get some!

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