Warbeast Destroy

Warbeast Destroy
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Having recently released their split, War of the Gargantuas, with the legendary Phil Anselmo (Pantera, Down, Superjoint Ritual), Texas thrash metallers Warbeast offer up their second full-length, Destroy, via Anselmo's Housecore Records. The follow-up to their 2010 debut, Krush the Enemy, Destroy is a constant onslaught of pulverizing, dissonant sounds and heavy, post-thrash riffs, featuring skilled musicianship and impressive, catchy guitar work. Machine-gun drumming and ferocious vocals, by original Rigor Mortis singer Bruce Corbitt, are also showcased throughout, while non-traditional songwriting patterns surpass the quintet's previous material. "Nightmares in the Sky" is an uncompromising assault, with unpredictable time changes and frenzied axe shredding, while "Egotistical Bastard" contains incendiary guitar solos, and the riffs in "War of the Worlds" are appropriately militaristic. Tracked by Anselmo at his Louisiana-based Nodferatu's Lair studio, the production is clean and enhances Destroy's modernized corrosive sound. (Housecore)