Onslaught   In Search of Sanity
3.3
great
Release Date: 1989
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4.0 excellentStrikeOfTheBeast | March 8th 17

Onslaught cuts lose the grittiness that defined The Force and aim for a more accessible sound in the footsteps of Metallica. Newcomer Steve Grimmett unleashes his inner NWOBHM and belts out a powerful, melodic vocal performance that brings the hooks of these tunes to greater heights than before. The differentiation from their previous works are obvious from the start with the title track with catchy riffing and infectious vocal hooks, but "Lightning War" and "Power Play" are the thrashiest tunes here with the former bearing an exceptional chorus and vocal performance and the latter throwing in some hardcore elements. "Blood Upon The Ice" and "Shellshock" display Metallica-esque riffs with melodic vocals effectively, and the "Let There Be Rock" cover, despite a faster tempo, is quite spot-on and may be as good as the original. "Welcome to Dying" has nice guitar solos and an exceptional vocal performance but really would've benefitted from trimming which is the album's biggest problem: length. At nearly an hour an only seven true songs, some of the riffs and instrumental sections go on longer than they should without being backed up by substantial variety. That being said, it's an enjoyable album that sits comfortably between a 3.5 and a 4.

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3.5 greatFirstStrikeIsDeadly | July 5th 15

Awesome vocals! This could've been a cool album, but all the songs are like twice as long as they need to be. Five minute long intro of random ambient noises? Sheesh!

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3.5 greatGazAldo | July 30th 17
2.5 averageBloon | July 4th 17
2.0 poorbbgames | July 4th 17
3.5 greatStainedClass2000 | April 15th 17
4.0 excellentDewinged | February 24th 17
3.0 goodFaustus | September 2nd 16
3.0 goodmiketunneyiscool123 | July 3rd 16
3.0 goodMetalrain | November 11th 15
3.0 goodsonictheplumber | June 30th 15
4.0 excellentSuicycoManiac7 | May 19th 15
3.5 greatChaoticVortex | March 31st 15
3.5 greatgas83 | December 18th 14
2.5 averageCelticFrostedFlakes | November 30th 14
3.5 greatMathMetal09 | October 29th 14
4.0 excellentJwar375 | October 7th 14
3.0 goodKILL | November 13th 13
3.5 greatgoat38 | August 17th 13
2.5 averageTheNotrap | August 8th 13
2.0 poorFR33L0RD | May 30th 13
2.5 averageRobSchuldiner | February 15th 13
3.0 goodDirtBagDan | February 14th 13
4.0 excellentmickbynes | February 11th 13
1.0 awfulDanielitos | November 9th 12
4.5 superbSchizo94 | May 20th 12
3.0 goodHubcool | March 11th 12
3.5 greatkereealazer | January 22nd 12
5.0 classicUponDoom | October 27th 11
3.5 greatMetaljunkie84 | September 28th 11
4.0 excellentalextheantichrist | June 30th 11
4.0 excellentJukeboxToken | December 18th 10
3.5 greatBaphometConsumed | October 19th 10
3.5 greatKakuran | April 5th 10
4.5 superbwalfernu | December 10th 09
4.0 excellentAvernus | November 15th 09

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