Not much to write here, awesome as always.. ThoughI have to admit that the vocals are sometimes
hard to stand and the riffs often sound similar and not memoryble (if thats even a word) but
overall its a very very good album, so far my favorite of the year.
Leaves off where Tempo Of The Damned started: sly political commentary, well-aged vocals and snarls, and sheer power through relentless drumming and lightning fast riffs. Exodus never fail to impress me as arguably the most well held-up thrash metal band in existence. Even the mighty big four should look up to them for heir consistency.
Exodus harken back to their Fabulous Disaster/Tempo songwriting tendencies, and Steve Souza is back for another solid if not great vocal performance, and he lets off more screams and shrieks than ever for better or worse. Several songs like "Wrapped in The Arms of Rage" and "Collateral Damage" showcase their ability to write effective riffs even if they don't feel fresh, and numbers like the title track and "Food For the Worms" are album highlights. The production values are even better than ever, and Tom Hunting lays down more double bass/tom tom heavy oriented beats than previous outings. The album is also notably shorter than previous work if still in need of trimming down. The music here is as reliable as ever if only marginally better than the second Exhibit.
Tbh pretty boring compared to their other new era stuff, songs blend together, Zetro isn't really that good, riffs are inconsistent (some are really good like on the title track), and the production is really flat. That being said, it's still reasonably good.
Blood In, Blood Out is a good album. About what you'd expect from modern day Exodus. However, I think this album would have benefited from being shorter, either by cutting out weaker songs or shortening some of the longer ones.