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ASSAULTER
BOUNDLESS!
METAL BLADE

Australian trio Assaulter pays homage to the darker edge of NWOBHM with their eight-track blackened thrash presentation entitled BOUNDLESS! This disc showcases a gritty and raw sound taken from the archives of Celtic Frost and Kreator with a primitive corpsepainted vocal rasp and the kind of menacing rhythms and demonic riffs that get the blood pumping and the neighbors nervous fueling the band (“Slave to King”). Despite this squad’s lineage (Assaulter features former members of Destroyer 666 and Razor of Ocam), Assaulter decisively dials in an old school sound complete with authentically lo-fi production values to comprise a solid yet unspectacular affair geared primarily for purists from metal’s first wave of aggression and brutality.
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