Adrenacide-War begs no mercy
Our metal history tells us that crossover was a mixture of metal and punk. Primarily thrash and hardcore coming together. This phase hit it's peak around 85-88 and started out soon after. Like all styles from the 80's someone somewhere liked it enough to try and re-create it. The UK Adrenacide. have been around since 2003 and have to date knocked out six full length releases, an EP, a demo and a couple of songs on some compilations. They very much love 80's crossover and thrash and attempt to re-create it. Now I have heard some of this band's releases before and have to right away say that "War begs no mercy" is a huge improvement over what I have heard from these guys in the past. The albums I have heard before were likable to an extent, but rough and one-dimensional on numerous tracks. The production this time around is far superior although there is a song or two where the vocals could have come up slightly in the mix. The main aspect is the music. There are far more tempo changes and just a greater feeling of confidence all through most of the material. They copy their idols as they sound like a mix of DRI, Anthrax and others. The lyrcis are not very deep as they normally focus on beer, violence and thrashing around. However, there is a definite feeling that they are finally coming into their own to an extent as well as far as the music goes. Whether this change is due to practice, experience or whatever I don't know. I do know that Adrenacide have gone from being whose albums are worth hearing once to a band who I want heard repeatedly. Hats off to a fine effort.