SHOCK TROOPERS - SHOCK TROOPERS

SYK RECORDS / IGNORANT WORM RECORDS

 

Metal To Infinity

Some Thrash out of Italy! The time Italy only produced Euro-oriented Power Metal seems to be gone. Nowadays bands out of the ‘boot of Europe’ also releases other kinds of Metal. Straight forwarded Thrash is not exactly what you can expect from out there but here are the Shock Troopers. 

The front cover makes it clear some pure underground Thrash Metal is heading your way. This is a typical cover we could expect from bands like DRI, Excel, Suicidal Tendencies etc. Musical wise it is clear this band in mainly influenced by these Crossover bands, a mixture between Hardcore, Thrash and some Punk (music).  

Shock Troopers plays loud, dirty and mean! No technical guitars, drums or vocal lines; just fast played pure Thrash! At some points Shock Troopers sounds chaotic, it all belongs in this kind of Metal. Some breaks are foreseen in the songs but aggression is the main part. Also the lyrics are rather typical for this kind of bands, often the lyrics are more important than the music. 

Shock Troopers isn’t a band that can satisfy me, therefore they don’t bring enough. The only highlight to me was “Nothing Remains” because of the good musical intro. Nevertheless I expect fans of Crossover Thrash to give this band a shot. 

My points: 65 / 100 (Review by Officer Nice)

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