"Deathwish" (Self-released; 2012)

Reviewed by Mike SOS

New Jersey metal merchants Thanatotic Desire link together ten tracks of unadulterated metallic glory on "Deathwish."

Bursting with nasty nimble riffs, blood-curdling screams, and thunderous vintage rhythms, this troupe merges classic metal virtuosity with modern strands of melodic thrash and death metal to comprise their combination of vicious gallops and soaring melodies straight from the scythe of the Reaper.

Striking a middle ground between Megadeth, Three Inches of Blood, and Children of Bodom (“Knights of Nocturn”), this quartet doles out a pummeling blend of heaviness with startling reverence to melody and jaw-dropping musicianship propelling their panic-fueled smorgasbord of revivalist heaviness, channeling thrash metal heroes and ace technical players along the way.

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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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