Demolition Train – Unleash The Hordes

album by:
Demolition Train
Version:
Audio CD
Price:
£11.24

Reviewed by:
Rating:
3
On 8 August 2015
Last modified:8 August 2015

Summary:

An album with raw vocals and energy that hurtles along at full throttle and pounds the ears, but in a good way! If you like your music, raw, hard and fast then this does the trick! Some great beats and screaming riffs along the way. Recommended for fans of The Exploited, Motorhead, Bones, Asomvel and Nitrovolt.

Described as ‘Dirty Speed/Thrash Metal with Rock & Roll and NWOBHM influences’ Demolition Train formed in Athens Greece in 2009, making their first live appearance in 2010. They released their first EP ‘Kill Your Boss’ in 2011. When Vasilis and Michalis had to leave the band for a while, Witchkiller (Steamroller Assault) and Nick Papakostas (Convixion, Strikelight) joined the band as session musicians to cover live appearances. When the original members returned and Demolition Train were back to their original line-up they started recording the first full-length album entitled ‘Unleash the Hordes’ at Entasis Studios and it was released earlier this year via No Remorse Records.

Demoltition Train remind me of Motorhead, Asomvel and a band I’ve been reviewing at the same time Nitrovolt. Apostolis’s vocals are raw and energetic reminding me of Wattie Buchan from The Exploited. Unleash The Hordes, an album that hurtles on just like a speeding train wreaking havoc as it goes, your ears don’t get any rest from the relentless pounding beats and screaming riffs! Some observations, Wrecking Crew with it’s dualling riffs was like Asomvel meets The Exploited. Title track Unleash The Hordes with screaming riffs and a heavy bass line was like a cross between Motorhead and 2 Sick Monkeys. Kill Your Boss like a high octane merger of Exodus and Black Sabbath, think Toxic Waltz meets Symptom of the Universe. Exploder started of a bit Motorhead a bit Iron Maiden, very fast but in the middle of the song I thought of Cameo’s Word Up! Strange but true! Metal Mayhem fast and relentless with some fabulous screaming riffs. Headcrush was like The Exploited meet Bones. Finishing with All Hell is Breaking Loose which reminded me of Motorhead’s Iron First.

An album with raw vocals and energy that hurtles along at full throttle and pounds the ears, but in a good way! If you like your music, raw, hard and fast then this does the trick! Some great beats and screaming riffs along the way. Recommended for fans of The Exploited, Motorhead, Bones, Asomvel and Nitrovolt.

Highlight Tracks: Unleash The Hordes and Metal Mayhem.

Track List:

1. Wrecking Crew
2. Unleash The Hordes
3. Kill Your Boss
4. Exploder
5. Metal Mayhem
6. Chase Your Blues Away
7. Hell On Earth
8. Headcrush
9. Demolition Train
10. All Hell Is Breaking Loose

Band Members:

Apostolis Korakas : Lead Vocals, Guitars
Vasilis Korakas : Guitars
Michalis Papadimitriou : Bass
Nikos Niavis : Drums

Links:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Demolition-Train/296282813748953

Myspace: http://www.myspace.com/demolitiontrain

Bandcamp: https://demolitiontrain.bandcamp.com/

An album with raw vocals and energy that hurtles along at full throttle and pounds the ears, but in a good way! If you like your music, raw, hard and fast then this does the trick! Some great beats and screaming riffs along the way. Recommended for fans of The Exploited, Motorhead, Bones, Asomvel and Nitrovolt.

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!
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