We’ve strapped on the big boy pants for today’s featured review. Why? Cause we have a pretty bold statement to make and the wrath of thousands of Slayer fans will surely rain down upon us. By now you have heard about the highly anticipated album from the Thrash giants due out 9/11/15. What you don’t know and what Slayer fans will never admit, is that their album will fall second to another release, this one coming from a little known band out of Athens, Greece by the name Amken. Currently putting on the finishing touches of their debut full length album, the band has released the E.P. Adrenaline Shot and if the full length reflects even 10% of the high octane Thrash on this E.P., I may not even both myself with the new Slayer record at all.
Amken feature powerful bass lines that resemble the guttural vibrations of a warship engine setting sail on a course of unfiltered devastation. Their guitar solo composition is beautifully timed and phrased pairing seamlessly with the continent shattering riffs sure to destroy every club foolish enough to book a show. There is a classical old school attitude with these Athenians that rounds out their modern brutality with a flair of respect and appreciation for the glory days of Thrash.
We, as always, will welcome all your hate mail with open minds and comebacks at the ready. We have prepared ourselves for the droves of die-hard fans sure to take direct offense to us “disrespecting” their gods. We have done everything we possibly can but we cannot lie to you. Look out Slayer, Amken has arrived.
KEEP IT METAL,
\m/That Metal Fan\m/
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