Metal from Luxembourg ? I am wondering if I ever knew a band from this small country. The only that comes in mind is Clean State, a modern thrash, death metal band.
The creature that has a look on you on the album cover with it’s devilish eyes promises not to find happiness on the album at all…..
„Dark Reign“ is separated in two chapters. Chapter 1: Kill the King and Chapter 2: ….the King is Dead, long live the King.
More US Style trash in „Game Over“. Overkill comes in mind. Really fast and brutal. Joe Block shouts his lung out and the guitars working furious. Cool smasher !!
Chapter 2 begins withtThe title track next….a highspeed blast with some slower elements when the band hits the brake.
Nothing more to say new about the next song. Only „Tenfold“ is breaking out of the row. This song owns nearly an epic touch. Heavy, doomy…then getting faster. I would say this is an epic thrash song. Interesting and well played.
The battle ends with „My Empire coming down“. It seems that Scarlet Anger also listened to Metallica’s Master of Puppets a lot. The epic touch continues. A battle field thrash hymn. Harmonies changes with shreds. Good song to kicks you out the album.
Well….Scarlet Anger don’t invent the thrash wheel new. The battlefield image offers a little charm. But there is nothing really new that we never heard before. The band quotes to the whole thrash scene and all the famous bands of europe or the states. Overkill, Sodom, Destruction, Testament, Metallica….to name a few.
The missing originality prevents a higher assessment in this review…but now we know that also luxembourg can thrash. Good album for sure…maybe next time with more own colours.
Points: 7 / 10
Review by Kerbinator