"The One They Were Waiting For" (Obskure Somber Records; 2011)

Reviewed by Jeff Rogers

Eliminator is from New Jersey and thrash is their main course. This is the follow up disc to their debut, "Breaking the Wheel." I never heard their debut but if it sounds anything like "The One They Were Waiting For" I'm going to have to pause this review and download it real quick.

Okay, back to the review, Eliminator is a trio of incredible musicians who focus more on the technical part of thrash and also spend time beyond that creating some awesome music. The first track, "Atish," is a driving track that grooves on for a long time; you'll even be head-banging after you wake up from the first time you lose consciousness. Since thrash often has more than one style of music going on at once it helps to give the listener a variety. Eliminator use speed metal, hardcore and even some blues to draw you in to "The One They Were Waiting For."

Each song is lengthy so you can really absorb the music whether it's an acoustic track such as "The Man In The Picture…To Become What One Is" (which flows into a thrash track) or the spoken poems. Eliminator has a lot to say, musically or otherwise.

For more information, check out http://www.myspace.com/eliminatorus.

Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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