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Xentrix: For Whose Advantage? (remaster)

The sophomore release from UK thrash act Xentrix originally came out in 1990 on Roadrunner Records, now remastered and reissued by Metal Mind Productions. For Whose Advantage sees Xentrix take their Bay Area thrash influenced sound one step futher, as the songwriting shows a bit of improvement from their debut Shattered Existence. Some of the tunes are a bit catchier this time around, as the band seemed more intent than ever on putting together some memorable melodies to go along with their potent metal attack. Tracks like "Desperate Remedies", "Questions", "Kept in the Dark", and the title track, all contain brutal thrash riffs and pounding rhythms, with the vocals of Chris Astley strong as ever with the just the slightest hint of Chuck Billy from Testament. Many of the arrangements were getting a bit more technical, evidenced by such crushing yet intricate pieces like "Human Condition" and "The Bitter End". This reissue includes a few bonus tracks, all coming from the Dilute to Taste EP that was released in 1991, and includes a live version of their notorious cover of "Ghostbusters". If you don't already have this important component of early 90's thrash, now's a good time to pick this up.

Track Listing
1. Questions
2. For Whose Advantage?
3. Human Condition
4. False Ideals
5. Bitter End
6. New Bedinnings
7. Desperate Remedies
8. Kept in the Dark
9. Black Embrace
10. Running White Faced City Boy
11. Pure Thought -bonus track
12. Shadows of Doubt
13. Balance of Power-bonus track
14. Kept in the Dark [Live]-bonus track
15. Crimes [Live-bonus track
16. Ghostbusters [Live]-bonus track

Added: May 16th 2007
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Xentrix Website
Hits: 4000
Language: english

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