When Artillery comes...
Genre: thrash metal
Perhaps some would argue that I'm being too generous, but I thibk that "When Death Comes" is a thrash metal masterpiece worthy of comparison with thrash metal classics such as "Master of Puppets", "Rust in Piece", "Impact Is Immanent", "Arise", "Weave the Apocalypse", "The Legacy", "South of Heaven" and their own "By Inheritance". It's totally old school, and that's one of the things I like about it. There are no influences from 90s metal or 00s metal. This is pure thrash. Yet, there is a sense of it being totally up to date. In a way, it's both modern and retro, and, for my money, an instant classic.
Each song contains a flurry of high energy riffs, and even the mid tempo songs have that energy to them; and it's hard to imagine that this high energy music is performed by greying and balding middle aged men (of course, skill comes with age, and these guys are higly skilled rock musicians). Notable tracks are "When Death Comes", "Upon My Cross I Crawl", "10,000 Devils", and "Sandbox Philosophy"... and all the other songs on the album.
The vocals suit the music very well, and while I prefer Flemming Rønsdorff's vocals, sick as they are, their present singer, Søren Adamsen does a very, very, very good job indeed. Hats off!
This should appeal to any fan of early Testament, early Slayer, early Exodus, early Metallica - in short, any fan of classic thrash metal.