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6 Under-Appreciated Classics Of German Thrash Metal (Part 1)

It's not all about Sodom, Kreator and Destruction you know!

Necronomicon – Escalation (1988)

Source // moole.ru

Source // moole.ru

Retaining the necro-sound pioneered by Sodom and Destruction on their early releases Obsessed By Cruelty and Sentence Of Death, Necronomicon’s raw, dirty riffs and barely contained malevolence may not be as well known as The Teutonic Three….but it sure does compete!

Escalation‘s 8 tracks masterfully cave your face in with alarming frequency. “Death Toll”, “…and the Night Will Be Silent” and “Mosh The ABC” ring the tempo changes and even introduce Helloween-esque levels of power metal melody to an otherwise insanely fast and unyielding mix.

“Dirty Minds” is the one track doesn’t quite fit but it’s hard rock stylings are admittedly fun and there’s nothing wrong with writing catchy, up-beat thrash ditties; just ask Tankard!

Lo-fi and frenetic, Escalation remains an absolute blast.

Liked that? Try this: Necronomicon’s self titled debut may be a little ragged around the edges but it’s a proto-black metal, early-doors thrash album worthy of your time.

– Don’t forget, this was just Part 1….Part 2 to follow soon. But, pop your comments in the box below if there’s an unsung German thrash classic that deserves appreciation!

About Chris Jennings (1512 Articles)
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