ARTILLERY — By Inheritance (review)

ARTILLERY — By Inheritance album cover Album · 1990 · Thrash Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
5/5 ·
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Back in the thrash...

Genre: (technical) thrash metal

This is onne of my favorite thrash albums of all times, and I remember listening to it on my walkman while bicycling to school every day for several months when I was a kid.

"By Inheritance" manages to capture influences from the thrash scene of the late 80s in both Europe and America, blending in elements from, for instance, Megadeth, Metallica, Kreator, Anthrax, and Sodom into their own, quite original style of technical thrash metal. I know that some people consider it the weakest of the "real" Artillery albums because of its clean and crisp production compared to the rawness of "Fear of Tomorrow" and "Terror Squad", but I really like the crips production, because it allows you to hear all the musical details. The uptempo songs mostly blast their way to your primal id in a flurry of aggressive and complex riffs, while the mid tempo and ballady ones add some melody and melancholy to the experience.

The vocals are sick in the good way, adding originality to the album. Really, noone in the thrash genre sings like that.

Fans of old school thrash metal and technical thrash metal should like this, and I think that younger fanst of thrash metal and modern thrash-derived genres should be able to appreciate it, too.
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m@x wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Yes -- already on it ;-) Thanks
Unitron wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I love their entire discography, amazing band.
UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
Yep this one is a real treat. Make sure to check out their other releases too. Lots of great material on them too.
m@x wrote:
more than 2 years ago
WOW -- thanks for the awesome recommendation ! This album is out of this world -- simply perfect !!!

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