By: Adam Van Thiel
Album – Horns Up
Release Date- June 19, 2015
Download Link – http://reanimator.bandcamp.com
Montreal’s very own thrash masters, REANIMATOR, are back and you had better put your horns up (haha sometimes I’m funny) for their new album called, you guessed it, HORNS UP!!!!
The album opens with a high octane, and catchy as f**k tune called ‘Electric Circle Pit’. My mind went immediately to the muppet drummer known as animal, if he had even worse rage problems and a crazy penchant for partying. The song is executed so well that your expectation for the rest of the album are set incredibly high, and you can rest assured that you won’t be disappointed, and I bet you’ll agree that these guys could give Snakes and Barrels a run for their money!!!
Instantly attention grabbing thrash rhythms, face melting guitar solos, especially on the track ‘Still Sick’, and killer new school meets old school vocals are smashed together to create an epic and immediately classic thrash record, true to the bands near constant stream of awesomeness.
Horns Up was recorded at the aptly named Badass Studio’s, REANIMATOR have seriously proven that there are still awesome old school thrash metal bands around, and they won’t go quietly. A word of warning for all you metal heads out there that love listening to music in your car, if you blast this record you are guaranteed to get a speeding ticket. Check out Horns Up and if you are lucky enough drop everything and head to one of their shows IMMEDIATELY!!!!
Adam van Thiel was claimed by music journalism almost accidentally. He was invited to join the editoral staff at an online zine as a school project while studying Music Business. He is currently enrolled in Berklee School of Music Majoring in Music Business. He has been involved in the Canadian music scene for over 10 years. Adam has had the opportunity to conduct interviews with metal bands all over the world and spoken with some of the biggest name in Extreme music like Behemoth. In his free time Adam fronts a one-man black metal project releasing later this year, runs PoisonWood Music Group and presides over his very own record label.