Album: Weapons Of Tomorrow
Label: Napalm Records
Genre: Thrash Metal
Release Date: April 24, 2020
In the throws of being home bound for a month now with the coronavirus outbreak, the lunacy has begun to set in. This is when music is needed more than ever and Warbringer has just cured the pent up rage of being locked in with ‘Weapons Of Tomorrow’!
With their 6th studio album, Warbringer is going to please the faithful fanbase while attracting new thrash metal fans to follow along. Having listened to this band for some time now, I am always interested to see what they do next because they always release solid albums that manage to sound better than each previous release while never losing their core sound. That is no different with ‘Weapons Of Tomorrow’.
They do it right with the opening of the album with the track “Firepower Kills”. It starts by building anticipation then immediately moves into in your face heavy and full on wall of death manic. There are many great tracks that follow on this album, from manic to a bit more subdued tracks, but no matter the speed each is relevant.
“Defiance of Fate” is heavy on the thrash and frightening with hollow, evil vocal growls that will make the hair on your arms stand up while at the same time calming you. It’s like a thrash lullaby in every evil possible way!
When it comes to lyrics, “Unraveling” is so perfectly timed for the situation we are all living in at this very moment. Actually the entire album as written is a bit prophetic of this time we are in, clearly showing the trajectory this world has been on for a long time.
There are many things to love about this album. From manic riffage, insane vocals, melodic grooves, powerful tempos, poinient lyrics and outright authenticity. Warbringer has written and delivered another great album. Fans will want to add this one to their collection.
When the world gets back to somewhat normal and tours start back up, make sure to put Warbringer on your list for must see shows. Having been to many myself, I can tell you that the power on this album, is the power they deliver live too!
The Black Hand Reaches Out
Crushed Beneath The Tracks
Defiance of Fate
Heart of Darkness
Notre Dame (King Of Fools)