GRIEF OF WAR
A MOUNTING CRISIS...AS THEIR FURY GOT RELEASED
Thrash metal's revival goes global with the arrival of Japan's Grief of War and their 10-track attack A MOUNTING CRISIS...AS THEIR FURY GOT RELEASED. Originally released in their homeland a few years back, this album's liberal leanings move towards the works of bands such as Kreator, Death Angel, and Megadeth, as tracks like the fiery opener "Hatred Burns" and the tasty solo enhanced “Eternal Curse" maintain a classic thrash metal vibe. Convincingly conducting the toxic waltz in the Land of the Rising Sun with a bevy of solid thrashing guitar riffs that expertly lock into the machine-gun turret rhythm section's relentlessly thunderous poundings on tracks like "Blind From the Facts"), Grief of War lovingly rekindle the fires of the movement by recreating the sound, but ultimately it's this unit's keen songwriting prowess that allows this disc to stand out amongst the revivalist heap.