Tankard – The Tankard (1995)
Containing the most diverse set of songs of the German’s 29 year career, The Tankard may not be as instantly infectious as their classics Zombie Attack, Chemical Invasion and The Morning After but it arguably contains the finest songs these Teutonic beer-lovin’ terrors have ever penned (or regurgitated). From the insanely catchy chorus of “Minds On The Moon” to the Punky tempos of “Close Encounter“, Tankard’s 7th album may still be the most streamlined and immediately accessible of their entire career.
The fact they delivered their most complete album slap bang in the middle of a decade that didn’t give a fuck about Thrash proves their commitment to the cause. Tankard will always Thrash, they’re as reliable as the result of mixing grain, hops, yeast and water!!