Chuck Schuldiner Project

Tuesday, April 4, 2023

Terrifier - Trample The Weak, Devour The Dead

I've been a fan of Terrifier for a really long time now. I covered their first EP "Metal Or Death" on this very blog back in 2013 when I was still in high school for gods sake! Suffice it to say, I was thrilled to be seeing their first album in 6 years, Trample The Weak, Devour The Dead had hit my inbox. This is a band who understand the power of eighties thrash metal but infues it with a wonderful modern edge that keeps it engaging, exciting and a dynamic thing that will get listeners addicted to the speed metal assault. This is thrash metal done with a technical edge and a freakish intensity that will alienate posers across the globe. 

Trample The Weak, Devour The Dead excels because it builds on all the classic elements that have helped to make Terrifier such a cult favorite in the underground for so many years now. Terrifier have a level of technical capability that borders on the terrifying, and it's hard not to be thrilled by the hectic assault that drives listeners forward on these addictive and mind melting ragers. Beyond that - there is a level of intensity here that is hard to deny. On tracks like "Death And Decay" the frontman at one point belts out the word "Die" with so much conviction you can almost see the missiles descending upon you from your living room - it's incredible. 

In brief - Terrifier have proven with their sophomore effort that they are still among the most interesting and potent bands in the thrash metal universe. Trample The Weak, Devour The Dead is an absolute monster of an album, from its Ed Repka cover art to its super dry production, the band finds a way to continuously prove that they are a one of a kind force who will rip out your throat and thrash you to death. This is what thrash was always meant to be about and it's delightful to hear these Canadian masters still at it all these years later. 

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