WILDHUNT "Descending" (CD)Technical Thrash Metal (April 2016)
GENRE: Technical Thrash Metal
RELEASE DATE: April 29th, 2016
LABEL: Metal On Metal Records
CATALOG ID: MOMR16064
FORMAT: CD in jewel case • 10 tracks (approx. 59 min.) • 12 pages stapled booklet with lyrics, band photos and info • All full-color
1. Age of Torment
2. Terror Right Below
3. Lifeless Birth
4. Death Spares (N)one
6. The Wild Hunt
7. History Deletes Itself
8. Thrill to Kill
9. Crystal Deth (U.M.D.A.)
Total playing time: 58:53
WILDHUNT from Austria have recorded an album with the kind of thrash that is rather rare nowadays but harkens back to the late '80s/early '90s when a few technical thrash jewels were released mainly in Germany and Switzerland. This young band is clearly influenced by some of the greats from the past, but they have managed to create their individual sound and give their music a unique feel. They've got impressive technical skills but, what's even more important, their song writing is very strong, too. Although you can't use the word "catchy" to describe their songs, they have a high "replay" factor, stay in your memory, and will surely appeal to the fans of bands such as DEATHROW, DESPAIR, CORONER, GRINDER, METALLICA, PARADOX or HEATHEN. This debut full-length features the whole palette of emotions and tempos, from rippingly fast and heavy to melancholic and sublime acoustic breaks, all topped off with dark and thought-provoking lyrics. The album's production is definitely old school, too - it sounds like a "lost" album from that era that you've never heard and wonder how on earth you could have missed this little gem!
• Debut full-length album of these Austrian technical thrashers.
• Old school but clean production appealing to the fans of this style.
• Cover art by Italian painter Paolo Girardi (Manilla Road, Inquisition, Bell Witch, Battle Ram, Tyrant's Kall...).
• The band is active in the scene, playing live both in their country and abroad.
• For fans of: Deathrow, Despair, Coroner, Grinder, Metallica, Heathen, Paradox, Vendetta, Sacrosanct, Target, Mekong Delta...
Cover art by Paolo Girardi (www.facebook.com/Paolo-Girardi).