"Parasite of Society" (Candlelight; 2008)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

Headhunter, the side project of Destruction's figurehead Schmier, returns after a 14-year absence with "Parasite of Society." This 11-track album alternates between power metal, thrash metal, and even toys with the mainstream with a cover of Skid Row's “18 & Life,” giving fans of vintage metal a kick in the ass.

“Remission” features an ethereal effect slightly reminiscent of Alice in Chains, “Doomsday for the Prayer” conjures up some provocative powerhouse riffs and “Payback Time” provides a raw reprieve of balls-to-the-wall metal.

In short, there's little surprise to be found here, but this disc acts as a proper aid to soothe the classic metal craving.

Headhunter: Marcel "Schmier" Schirmer  - Vocals, Bass; Uwe "Schmuddel" Hoffmann - Guitar; Jorg Michael - Drums.

For more information, check out http://www.official-headhunter.com.

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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