ASSASSIN

Thrash Metal • Germany
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Assassin are a German thrash metal act, who were formed in Düsseldorf, Germany, in 1983.
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ASSASSIN The Upcoming Terror album cover 3.83 | 3 ratings
The Upcoming Terror
Thrash Metal 1986
ASSASSIN Interstellar Experience album cover 4.00 | 2 ratings
Interstellar Experience
Thrash Metal 1988
ASSASSIN The Club album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
The Club
Thrash Metal 2005
ASSASSIN Breaking the Silence album cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Breaking the Silence
Thrash Metal 2011
ASSASSIN Combat Cathedral album cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
Combat Cathedral
Thrash Metal 2016

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ASSASSIN Holy Terror album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Holy Terror
Thrash Metal 1985
ASSASSIN The Saga of Nemesis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Saga of Nemesis
Thrash Metal 1986
ASSASSIN Live '87 album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live '87
Thrash Metal 1987
ASSASSIN Demo album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Demo
Thrash Metal 1989
ASSASSIN Breaking the Silence album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Breaking the Silence
Thrash Metal 2008

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ASSASSIN The Upcoming Terror / The Saga of Nemesis album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Upcoming Terror / The Saga of Nemesis
Thrash Metal 2005

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ASSASSIN Combat Cathedral

Album · 2016 · Thrash Metal
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Assassin are among the pioneers of the Teutonic thrash metal scene. Despite their seniority on the thrash metal scene, "Combat Cathedral", which follows up on 2011's "Breaking the Silence", is only the band's fifth album.

Solidly positioned in the thrash metal genre, "Combat Cathedral" is a thrash-fest from beginning to end. Featuring fierce drums and breakneck thrash metal riffage. The key element that defines the album is aggression, and most of the songs emphasize speed. That is not to say that "Combat Cathedral" is not a heavy album. The crunch of the guitars and the overall production of the album add a dimension of heaviness and even quasi-brutality at times.

Overall, the compositions are strong, and the album is very solid. It lacks a bit in the variation-department, but I am not sure variation is what people want from the album anyway. Also, it should be pointed out that we are not at all dealing with monotonous music here. There are changes in tempo and enough compositional finesse that the album remains interesting.

The performance is rock solid, and the production is crisp. As mentioned above, the production supports the music very well. The vocals. which fall somewhere between Lemmy and Phil Anselmo, may perhaps not be in everybody's taste, but I kind of like it.

Overall, this is a solid and fierce thrash metal release which should appeal - not just to fans of Teutonic thrash metal - but to fans of thrash metal as such.

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