Reviewed by: Chris Hammond (Digital Copy)
Angelus Apatrida – Angelus Apatrida Release Date 02-05-21
Label: Century Media
Style: Thrash, Heavy Metal
- Indoctrinate 5:40
- Bleed The Crown 4:26
- The Age Of Disinformation 4:42
- Rise Or Fall 3:36
- Childhood’s End 3:49
- Disposable Liberty 4:21
- We Stand Alone 4:11
- Through The Glass 5:41
- Empire Of Shame 4:17
- Into The Well 5:47
Total Runtime 44.30
Angelus Apatrida is back thrashing their way through their 7th self-titled album. This Spanish quartet this time around have included 10 new tracks full of wicked intensity and more ferocious than ever before.
The album Angelus Apatrida is mixed and mastered by Zeuss (Rob Zombie, Overkill, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste, Shadows Fall).
The band comes out of the gate swinging hard with the title track Indoctrinate. This thrashy groove-laden track is followed by Bleed the Crown. This song sports heavy intensity and machine-gun speed drums.
Moving along the tracklist The Age of Disinformation is strong both musically and lyrically. This song would get the crowd surfing moshing (if we get back to live venues). Next up is Rise and Fall this track features killer guitar licks with Phil Anselmoish vocal styles. Childhood’s End mops the floor with the listener’s ears. This song teleports listeners back to a time when teenagers heard bands like Anthrax, Metallica, and Testament for the first time. This is definitely the standout song for me on this album.
No less intense but possibly laid back a little the song Disposable Liberty is up next with heavy guitar grooves and blistering lyrics. Angelus Apatrida turns the knob up to 13 with We Stand Alone, this one will separate the Atoms in the listener’s body. Through the Glass has a heavy tempo with pounding drums daring the listener to bang their heads. Guitars take control of the latter half of the song.
If listeners haven’t passed out from awesomeness, the band hits them with two more musical offerings. Empire of Shame is best described as powerful, infectious, and drums of the gods. The album ends off with Into the Well. The guitars sound like musical machine guns. Words can’t explain how heavy this track is.
Angelus Apatrida is power, everything thrash musicians should exude. They deserve mention alongside other top bands of today and yesterday. This self-titled album shows much of why they should have recognition and praise of one of the most well-round Thrash bands out there today.
Rating: 5 angry intense Thrashers out of 5
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