I would think the purpose of sending out a blanket blast of promos is to get someone’s attention, get your album reviewed, and use that press to build up more excitement for your band. So Terrordome, mission accomplished!
I received a 5 song blast from Polish thrashers Terrordome, and it hearkens back to the glory days of thrash. This is full-on, mash the accelerator and hold on for dear life music. It goes by in a blur, the average song length is only about 2 minutes, but they manage to pack a punch in every second that is recorded. The press release cites Slayer, Dark Angel, and Cryptic Slaughter as influences and they aren’t kidding around. If you ever thought Slayer and not Metallica were the height of thrash, this one’s for you.
And you gotta love bands where English is a second language. I don’t mean to poke fun at all; it’s just that they use English with such gusto, like the album title, “We’ll Show You Mosh, Bitch!” Song titles are good too, like the energetic “Thrash Til Deaf”, which I have no doubt would be the end result of a Terrordome show. I kinda like “Silence (While the Violence’s On)”, too, as a title. It’s like those European guys on Family Guy, they use the language as best they can but there are always little cues that English is not the mother tongue for them.
So anyhoo, this release is short and sweet and this review will be too. If you like early, old school thrash, if you like metal that relentlessly pummels while it makes you feel so good at the same time, get your mitts on this release and party like its 1984.