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Acid Drinkers: Vile Vicious Vision (remaster)

They are called the best thrash metal band in Poland. As I listen to the album Vile Vicious Vision it occurs to me that this disc stands closer to a Sex Pistols release more than any thrash metal group I can think of. There is a punkish attitude to this work that gives these guys an unmistakable sound that is truly their own.

There are times when it even sounds like lead singer Tomek "Titus" Pukacki is trying to do a Johnny Rotten imitation. Songs like the title track "Vile Vicious Vision" with it's frenzied pace for most of the tune and "Pizza Driver" that leans more to the old school 80's metal, show off this sincere form of flattery.

While there are times you could call them a thrash band, I think that they cross into many other styles that make this disc an interesting work. While lyrically there is a lot to be desired, they keep the disc flowing with some very diverse and dynamic music. There might not be enough here to keep you coming back time and again but it will give you good reason for an occasional foray into the land of the Acid Drinkers. If for nothing more, you can find their version of the often covered 60's staple "Then She Kissed Me". This one sounds similar to the Kiss cover version if you pulled out your old vinyl and cranked it up to 78rpms. The furious pace just exemplifies the nature of this group which carries throughout the disc, at least until they dip into the deep past for a real old time send off with the tune "Midnight Visitor". After the frantic pace of this disc they send you off with a little bit of doo-wop that goes a long way to show that this band does not fit into any one category. They are just a bunch of guys who play what they want and don't seem to worry about where people try to pigeonhole them.

As with most Metal Mind re-releases this one includes some bonus material to sweeten the pot for you. This one has a live version of the song "Pizza Driver" and a couple video clips. They are a nice touch but nothing special after you have tried them out once. Still all in all this is a disc that is very listenable but shows why these guys never made it on the international scene. There is not enough here to keep you coming back for more.

Track listing:

1. Zero
2. (Voluntary) Kamikaze Club
3. Vile Vicious Vision
4. Pizza Driver
5. Under The Gun
6. Marian, Is A Metal Guru
7. Murzyn Mariusz
8. Balbinattor Edzy
9. Then She Kissed Me
10. Hats Off (2 The Lady)
11. Polish Blood
12. You Freeze Me
13. Midnight Visitor

Bonus Tracks:

14. Pizza Driver (Live)
15. Midnight Visitor (Video)
16. Pizza Driver (Video)

Added: August 16th 2009
Reviewer: Scott Ward
Related Link: Band's Official Site
Hits: 1808
Language: english

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