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Destroyer 666 -Wildfire lp [white]


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2016 press on opaque white vinyl with embossed cover and printed innersleeve. Limited 325 copies

Destroyer 666 are back. The alarming news is that only band leader KK survived. A completely new line-up supports him. But stay calm. The personnel changes do not cause any damage. Destroyer 666 have forged a pact with the God of vicious metal and with their fans as well. The fundamental orientation has not changed. A mix of black, thrash and mega-intensive heavy metal sends its shockwaves while benefitting from a dense, vehement and pugnacious production. Despite the long period of silence since the publication of the last regular studio album, the horde has nothing lost of its force. The band believes in toughness, intensity and robustness. Aside from this, the musicians have the capability to vary their approach in order to deliver a suspenseful album. However, one element is omnipresent. The malignant, beastly aura ensures the homogeneous appearance of Wildfire. The band has created a handful of brilliant compositions. From my narrow-minded point of view, the strongest songs are naturally those where the dudes act as if there were no tomorrow. The title track and the opener taste like the most effective energy drink which is amplified by almost unhealthy flavour enhancer. These songs rely on truculent fundaments of pure heaviness and flattening riffs, while guitar eruptions contribute another facet of insanity. It may sound pretty trite, but Destroyer 666 spit on any form of compromise. Attack is the best defence and the four-piece embodies this motto in a very credible manner. The purity, the stubbornness and the f**k-off-attitude of their approach set my pulse racing. The two aforementioned thrash metal thunderstorms underline the exceptional position of the Australian legend. The guys can be very intransigent, but they always avoid to drift into pure noise. No doubt, KK controls the chaos. Yet there are more soon-to-be-classics to discover. Live and Burn, kicked off by belligerent riffs, is another rough diamond. Needless to mention that it also offers an impenetrable jungle of guitars which creates an intensive listening experience. However, the song has another outstanding feature. The rather mid-paced number scores with its triumphant, almost catchy chorus. Speaking of mid-paced pieces, I must also mention the fantastic White Line Fever. It proves that Destroyer 666 do not lack of musicality. No need to panic, this does not mean that they present softened melodies. They rather combine thrilling melodies with their typical harshness. Almost fragile leads show up occasionally. They are accompanied by the extravagant performance of drummer Perracide who contributes well-accentuated drum rolls and KK adds fairly melodic vocal lines. To avoid misunderstandings: he is able to manage this surprisingly harmonic tones. It is therefore no problem that he rarely uses his voice in a pretty melodic way. But do not confuse his mighty ooohooohooohooo with the approach of these trendy Vikings that have long beards instead of longships and play electric guitars instead of folkloric instruments. The four described pieces and the equally impressive, almost epic Hounds at Ya Back form the spearhead of an album that reflects pure fanaticism. I do not want to disguise the fact that a very small number of songs fails to reach the highest level of quality. Anyway, the overall picture is highly fascinating. The authenticity of the band leader and his henchmen ennobles even the slightly weaker tracks. Instead of thinking about the profitability of their music, the members of the gang are focused on the creation of pure metal. Destroyer 666 have composed a very intriguing fifth full-length. It cannot be described as groundbreaking, but it cements the well-deserved reputation of the band.

Track listing:
1. Traitor
2. Live And Burn
3. Artiglio Del Diavolo
4. Hounds At Ya Back
5. Hymn To Dionysus
6. Wildfire
7. White Line Fever
8. Die You Fucking Pig
9. Tamam Shud

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