American thrash outfit Warbringer proves to be back in excellent shape with the new album “Woe To The Vanquished” which is ready to unleash an overdose of proper old school influenced thrash metal songs.
“Silhouettes” has a savage yet balanced rhythm that will get you ready for some necessary headbanging as raw and venomous guitar riffing, well supported by solid bass lines, keep on acquiring impressive energy in traditional thrash fashion.
The title track features a rather aggressive fast paced approach amplified by anger driven screams and a scorching crescendo of guitar riffs but also a somber mood enhanced by a charismatic guitar solo.
“Spectral Asylum” still focuses on monolithic thrash oriented riffing but channels more melodic moody musical themes with a fancy guitar solo and dramatic harmonies characterized by a heavily blackened sound further amplified by particularly ferocious vocals.
“When The Guns Fell Silent” delivers a different epic approach that leaves behind part of the essential thunderous thrash core to focus mainly on a slower dystopian atmosphere elegantly expressed in the inspired anguished melodies, impressive melancholic lead guitars and tormented screams.
Classic thrash lovers will fully comprehend and appreciate “Woe To The Vanquished” which tends to stay true to familiar and nostalgic Bay Area thrash elements but also delivers hints of a promising progressive musical blend.