And to think that Chicago metallers Usurper started as a side project. Well, nearly a decade in its headbanging prime, Usurper roar back with a 12-track, near 60 minute collection that cries metal from start to finish. Mixing crushing riffages with throaty vocals and a surefire drumming assault, Usurper bring metal back to the late '80s, devoid of costume chicanery (well, do spiked wristbands count?) and techno blips and beats. For a true blast from the past that will have you raising your fist in the air, check out the latest metal opus from Usurper.