Review Summary: "True maniacs"
My left nut has been tender for the last couple days. Hopefully I don’t have testicular cancer, because you need high levels of testosterone to appreciate Unstoppable Power
. That’s not to say women can’t appreciate this. In fact, I think we should all chug testosterone hormones while jamming this, because no matter whether you have balls or a c
unt, you’re going to need more to withstand this. Having that left nut would certainly help things, because Condor are ALWAYS in HARD mode. The band take their name from an Aura Noir song, and it’s obvious why.
The entire 36 minutes of this album are a pummeling blackened thrash nuclear assault, and speed is the law here. The song “Riders of Violence” has lyrical gems such as, “A strike of blasphemy is heading your way / All poser bastards will have to pay / Stabbing you, along with all your friends / We won't be satisfied until your life ends” and “You were tortured and killed by the warriors of thrash”. I think those words give you a good idea of what you’re in for. An insane amount of ideas are packed into these songs. There is no one dimensional riff writing here, only fairly one-dimensional tempos. But slowing down to add some variety might have been a detriment to the record rather than an enhancement. The off-the-wall songwriting maintains an unbelievable amount of energy throughout, and part of the album’s charm is the pure aggression and unrelenting war it wages on your ears.
I’ll end this review with a quote from their guitarist, Maggressor: “To me it seems that the age of modern party ‘thrash’ is over with. The people that were into that bulls
hit have moved on, and only the true maniacs are left—the ones that know that thrash is more than just a fast drum beat and distorted guitars. There is no point in playing extreme music if it does not sound extreme. Overproduced and polished thrash metal just doesn’t make any sense to me. Thrash metal is evil, violent, fast, and dirty.”
Slightly elitist in tone? It does come off that way. That doesn't change the fact that Unstoppable Power
is still fun as s