Mortal Infinity District Destruction

Mortal Infinity District Destruction
Love the album title; it's a total throwback to thrash/crossover heyday concepts (this debut album follows up 2010 EP Eternal War, itself no slouch in the "'80s thrash forever" titling contest), which suits the tunes just fine. This German band know how to lay down the razor wire, Teutonic thrash, as on riff-fest "At Dawn of Death" (have I mentioned how good they are at naming things yet?) and their speedy stomper of a title track. Most of the tracks, and certainly some of the most interesting parts, don't thrash-'til-death at Kreator speeds, however. This album hits a sweet mid-tempo spot where the riffs still fly fast and furious, but the groove's there, the playing is restrained but impressive, the production punchy and vicious, just as everything should be. This is a great debut from these young thrashers; I can't wait to see what they come up with next. And the album closer, "Sound of Brutality," rules because it ends with a very killer, unique riff, while, as far as I can tell, the band gang chants, "thrash" over and over. Awesome. (Digital Media)