Country: Germany
Title: Eye for an Eye
Label: Fastball Music
Year: 2021
Style: Groove Metal

The band was formed in 2018 and ever since started working and teasing this debut album with 4 singles released in 2019 and 2021 so I guess they have built a bit of following in these years, maybe even had the chance to present the material live despite the pandemic that hit us all. Give that, I'm sure their supporters won't be disappointed by this debut album, the 8 tracks featured here are totalling 40 minutes of Groove Metal that sounds convincing, it sounds like the band totally knows what they are after, and after learning that they've worked with Cornny Rambado (Sodom, Disbelief) for recording, mixing and producing the album, and Dennis Kohne (Lacuna Coil, Oden Organ) for mastering, it's pretty clear how serious they are about the band. Cool, now getting to the actual music, I'd say Eye for an Eye is a typical Groove Metal album, but it comes with some well-thought and well-delivered spices from Thrash Metal, Hardcore and even Melodic Metal, maybe a hint of Nu-Metal at times, too, but yeah, Thrash Metal is the most used spice and the one that give the album and band their identity, old-school, energetic Thrash Metal that is. The main vocal tone is demented Hardcore Thrash screams from the top of the vocalist's lungs, but also some variations are thrown in here and there (growls, clean vocals), which together with the (unfortunately too rare) semi-melodic but so soothing occasional guitar leads and solos, make the album's catchy side, which if developed a bit more would make this band a definite killer, I'm sure. All in all I'd have to say this debut grew on me to a point I actually like it a lot, a Modern and Old-school sounding at the same time Groove Thrash Metal output to be taken into consideration by fans of the genre.
Reviewed by Adrian
Rating: 8.5/10


Review to be published in the upcoming issue of Slowly We Rot print magazine!