Kudos to Tom Gattis for perseverance, this being the fourth
band for the vocalist/guitarist, after stints with Deuce
in the late 70's,
in the 80's, and
in the 90's.
(named Afterburn in its early incarnation)
is his latest venture, roping in his old Tension
pal Tim O'Connor on bass,
skinsman Rickard Stjernquist on drums, and Bulgarian
maestro Peter Petev on guitars.
The band's self-title debut continues Gattis' penchant
for quality metal, this being an energetic speed/thrash
fest of the highest order.
There are a few nods to
both in the general pace of songs as well as Gattis'
vocals, with impressive riffing from Petev and Gattis
and the rhythm section providing the solid backbone
one would expect given their pedigree.
The album really never lets up, the songs following
similar patterns but without lapsing into
is a winner.
Gattis recently announced that he was stepping down as
vocalist (but remaining on guitars) for personal/physical
was named as vocalist and played a few shows with the band,
but he has had to step down due to an inability to tour.
The newest vocalist of the band is
Twisted Tower Dire
singer Tony Taylor.
Reviews: Lords Of Metal
- Collision Course
- Watch Me Do It
- Corpse Stacked High
- Threshold Of Pain
- The Dissection / Into The Sever Chamber
- Gone Ballistic
- Call To Armageddon
- Silent Killer
- Call Me Evil
- Loud Is God
- Tom Gattis
- Peter Petev
- Tim O'Connor
- Rikard Stjernquist