Sunday, May 8, 2011
Guillotine - Blood Money Review
First off, I've heard a lot of buzz about this album in the past yet I never really got to it until today and I REALLY regret it. This is easily one of the best newer thrash albums out there and could rival albums like "Waking into Nightmares" and "Time is Up" IMO. Anyway it's time for the review.
Insane Oppression - This track opens up with the vocals which sound an awful lot like Schmier (not a bad thing at all) and then it gets going. This song is fast but it also has a break midway through, as well as some melody and cool solos. One of the best tracks off of the album and there isn't really a better way to start this album. 5/5.
Rebellion - A basic thrash formula here with the verse --> chorus --> repeat --> break --> solos here. However these parts are all plenty catchy and make this typical formula work great. 4.5/5.
Insanity - A really cool intro here and then it gets going into a heavy riff. A very catchy song that's fast and heavy. One of the best tracks on the album here. 5/5.
Liar - Another badass song. This one has a good mix of harmony and heavy but retains all of the thrashy awesomeness found on the songs before this one. 5/5.
Die Live - Not as good as the two songs before it but still a great song that has an amazing break that had me headbanging like crazy! 4.5/5.
Skeleton City - Another great song here and there isn't much I can say about it other than it CRUSHES! Great use of tempo changes and melody here definitely boost the song's awesome-ness. 5/5.
Dying World - After a short clean instrumental we have Dying World. this song has a really cool intro and then a heavy riff after where the song continues from there. A really cool break and melody are found later here to continue the trend of awesome-ness. 5/5.
Welcome to Dying - This song has a kind of weird riff to open it and then it gets to some serious thrashing. There are some cool harmonies to be found here and some nice solos to go along with it. 4/5.
War - This was one of the lesser songs on the album, mainly because it lacks the catchiness that the ones before it had, but its still plenty good and thrashes just as hard. 4/5.
Our Darkest Day - One of the best songs off of the record right here. This song has a really cool intro and is one of the heavier tracks on the album. 5/5.
Blood Money - The title track of the album to close the CD, but it falls just a bit short when it comes to hanging with some of the other songs on this album but it remains an awesome track nonetheless. 4/5.
Guillotine now have my attention and I can't wait to hear more from them in the future, hoping for another kickass record like this one.
Final Rating - 4.6/5 or 92%.