Album Review: Battlecross “Pursuit of Honor” 2011

  Geez, what a fun thrash record. Battlecross make a fantastic case for filling the void left behind in American thrash by the untimely departure of Himsa, and would slide neatly into a bill with Lazarus AD and Skeletonwitch. Severe guitar wizardry meets oddly poignant lunch-pail working class anger in these songs, with few wasted moments. A band to watch, for sure.

Highlights: The single “Push Pull Destroy” which may start its own dance craze, “Man of Stone” and “Better Off Dead’, the latter a classic hating-peoples-guts song that no thrash band should be without. 

Lowlights: Frequent and suspicious use of 909 kick-drum drops, which I suppose an old geezer like me is going to have to get used to.

Full marks also for putting what appears to be an ersatz “Sargent D” on the cover. 7.5 out of 10

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One Response to “Album Review: Battlecross “Pursuit of Honor” 2011”

  1. […] a clinic on the third stage, putting me in mind of Grim Reaper and Mercyful Fate. Late on Saturday, Battlecross tore up the place in front a few in-the-know folks, making it feel like a private show. Very […]

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