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Shark Attack

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Format:
Compact Disc (Audio)
No of Discs:
2
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
05-08-2022
Barcode:
8715392210129
Packaging:
Brilliant Case (Jewel Case size, Holds 2 CDs)
Catalog Number:
HHR202101CD
Shark Attack
Shark Attack

Description

A question popular among followers of Thrash Metal is undeniably this, "Which is considered the fastest Thrash Metal album of all time?". There would be a high percentage of answers supporting "Reign In Blood", Darkness Descends" or "Pleasure To Kill". Now here's a startling reality. Wehrmacht's debut album makes those albums sound as if they were meant to be listed under progressive Metal. The sheer ferocity of these guys is enough to convince you why they were considered the fastest Heavy Metal band in the underground. So what is it that makes this record worthy of being called an underground classic? Right from production to musicianship, the concoction of several different ideas results into one colossal and inevitably unique style of their own. Many of you would probably wonder that there might just be a natural leaning towards sloppy playing especially considering my description of their astoundingly fast nature earlier. But the major surprise here is that all the musicians are extremely tight and precise with no single riff, solo or beat falling out of place. Tito Matos is one of the most versatile Thrash singers one has ever heard till date. His clarity of words and ability to keep up with the rest of the band with his lightning fast singing is simply commendable. The songs in here are all ridiculously speedy pieces of Thrash Metal with practically little or no remorse for the listener. The title track with that brilliant rendition of the famously eerie "Jaws" theme kicks off the onslaught with a tearing main riff that shreds away with speed and precision. Teutonic, Bay Area and a few east coast Thrash Metal bands have been instrumental in forging the whole genre altogether but taking the intensity a couple of notches higher was undoubtedly achieved by bands like Cryptic Slaughter, Soothsayer and finally Wehrmacht. For a year that was 1987, "Shark Attack" was way ahead of its time and has been highly regarded as the release that influenced many a band in the Grindcore and Black Metal genres. To testify this statement of mine, U.K Grindcore pioneers Napalm Death have covered Wehrmacht on one of their studio compilations, thus proving the exemplary effect this band had in the years to come. Yet the irony still stands out as to why only the most devoted of Thrash Metal/Crossover freaks know about this band. As for some of you guys, quit wasting your time listening to the senseless offshoots of Grindcore and shitty Black Metal and get a hold of this classic instead.

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Shark Attack
  3. Blow You Away
  4. S.O.P.
  5. Jabberjaw
  6. B.O.S. (Barrage Of Skankers)
  7. United Shoebrothers
  8. Concrete Meat
  9. Puke
  10. Part II (Night of Samhain)
  11. Anti
  12. Napalm Shower
  13. Crazy Ways People Die
  14. Fretboard Gymnastics
  15. Termination
  16. Shark Attack
  17. Blow You Away
  18. Night Of Pain
  19. E!
  20. Sudden Death
  21. The Wehrmacht
  22. Termnated Interlude
  23. Termination
  24. Napalm Shower
  25. Judgement Day
  26. Posessed Puppy/
  27. Speedaholic
  28. The Wehrmacht
  29. Concrete Meat
  30. Gore Flicks
  31. B.O.S. (Barrage Of Skankers)
  32. Suck My Dick
  33. Speedaholic
  34. Termination
  35. E!
  36. Beermacht
  37. Shark Attack
  38. Night of Pain
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