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Destruction: Metal Discharge (Reissue)

Metal Mind Productions reached into the vault once more and this time pulled out a collection of thrashy goodness from the German metalist Destruction. This limited edition package with seven bonus tracks is limited to 2000 copies and if you are in the need for some serious head banging background music, I suggest you get your order in now.

Originally released in 2003 and their eighth studio offering, Metal Discharge picks up right where the The Antichrist left off in 2001. Even though it doesn't come up to the standards of the previous release, it still manages to provide some good moments. Simply put, these guys have one speed and it is full throttle. Unrelenting and filled with enough anger and angst to induce severe destructive behavior, these guys are to thrash what gasoline is to a fire. They might not vary the theme or type of assault much at all but then again, you don't buy this type of album for the dinner music it contains. Sore shoulders from all the fist pumping, excruciating pain in the neck from all the head banging and many other assorted bumps, bruises and other ailments are just a few of the trophies you will gather after a spin on the Destruction tornado. This trio is pure thrash metal. Nothing flashy, not that original but they make a brand of music where the main focus is on creating energy and these guys are a power plant.

When "The Ravenous Beast" starts to devour you it marks the beginning of a metal attack that is as brutal as the name implies. They might not be the most original band in the world and this CD could have been produced by numerous sources in this genre but they still manage to hold your attention with an aggressive attitude which is what this music is all about. You might not find anything on here that could be called memorable but you will not find anything on here that would be called bad either. It is a good album that you will enjoy while listening to it but not one that has any lasting effect. This is one of those cases that you can say…"It is good while it lasted".

On this reissue they add cover versions of Iron Maiden's "Killers", Metallica's "Whiplash" and The Exploited's "U.S.A.". These covers are interesting in the same kind of way that the rest of the album is. Nothing out of the ordinary but certainly entertaining enough while they are playing. Along with this there is also four demos of songs from this and previous albums. As usual with these kinds of add-ons they are worth a listen but certainly show the difference between a demo and a finished product.

I can find nothing at all wrong with this album and is a fine example of good old thrash metal for sure. It is destined to become another one in the collection and one that will get pulled out once in awhile but will never be a main stay in the CD player.

Track listing:

1. The Ravenous Beast
2. Metal Discharge
3. Rippin' The Flesh Apart
4. Fear of The Moment
5. Mortal Remains
6. Desecrators Of The New Age
7. Historical Force Feed
8. Savage Symphony Of Terror
9. Made To Be Broken
10. Vendetta

Bonus Tracks:

11. Killers (Iron Maiden Cover)
12. Whiplash (Metallica Cover)
13. U.S.A. (The Exploited Cover)
14. Bestial Invasion (Demo)
15. The Butcher Strikes Back (demo)
16. Nailed To The Cross (demo)
17. Metal Discharge (demo)

Added: August 1st 2010
Reviewer: Scott Ward
Related Link: Band's Official Page
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Language: english

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