The debut Tankard album released under AFM records, B-Day somehow managed to make huge success including lots of talent, pressure and humours that were featured on this album.
Released on July 10, 2002, B-Day not only represented the start of a new label to work with, but the album also was the first in eight years to feature the artwork of Sebastian Kruger (Destruction, Risk).
Starting off with the classic Slayer-like beginning tunes of "Notorious Scum" and finishing off with the five-minute epic "Alcoholic Nightmares", B-Day contains moments packed full of guttural guitar riffs, mind-shattering solos, throbbing bass lines, fast and thrashing drums, catchy tunes and hilarious lyrics.
The album does feature some classic and catchy tunes on songs such as "Notorious Scum", "Rectifier", "Need Money for Beer", "Underground (Atmosphere: Hostile)", "Zero Dude" and the finish-off, "Alcoholic Nightmares", as well as catchy moments, the release also contained heavy and fast-paced talents.
B-Day should be considered as one of Tankard's best and most successful efforts to date! B-Day is one of their best, fastest and most solid performances made in their long-time 35-year career.
Though most fans may not be interested in Tankard, I must recommend B-Day to any fan of the old-school speed / thrash metal genres.
"Notorious Scum", "Need Money for Beer", "Underground (Atmosphere: Hostile)", "Sunscars", "Zero Dude"