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Black Trip: Goin' Under

The retro-metal wave lives on in Sweden, and several bands emerge from the scene who embrace and celebrate the aesthetics of late 70s and early 80s metal. One such band is Black Trip, whose line-up features members with backgrounds in bands such as Entombed, Enforcer, Nifelheim, Morpheus, and Dismember. Thus, while Goin' Under is the band's debut album, we are hardly dealing with amateurs here.

While many of its members have operated within various spheres of the extreme metal universe, Black Trip is a straight up old school heavy metal and hard rock act, exploring the aesthetics of NWoBHM. Thus, the listener is treated to twin guitar leads and hard rocking riffs as well as a retro production which captures the essence of what a typical authentic NWoBHM release might sound like, but without being lo-fi. Virtually every tune on the album rocks hard and is at the same time melodic as hell. It would not be incorrect to compare the fine rock tracks on this album to a blend of Thin Lizzy, early Iron Maiden and Satan, sprinkled with a bit of Mercyful Fate.

In other words, Goin' Under is an album which kicks butt the old school way, and should appeal to any fan of good old fashioned heavy metal.

1. Voodoo Queen
2. Radar
3. Putting Out The Fire
4. No Tomorrow
5. Tvar Dabla
6. The Bells
7. Thirst
8. Goin' Under

Added: August 12th 2014
Reviewer: Kim Jensen
Related Link: Black Trip @ Facebook
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Language: english

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