SHOCK TROOPERS - SHOCK TROOPERS
SYK RECORDS / IGNORANT WORM RECORDS
Metal To Infinity
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.
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).
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.
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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