In­quisi­tor

Metal Hammer (UK) - - Reviews -

STIGMATA ME, I’M IN MIS­ERY

HAMMERHEAR­T DUTCH DEATH/THRASH ORIG­I­NALS RE­TURN FROM THE WILDS Dutch thrash ma­ni­acs In­quisi­tor have re­turned from the grave with a sec­ond full-length al­bum a mere 21 years af­ter the highly re­garded Sab­bath Of Lust. Orig­i­nally formed from the ashes of semi-leg­endary death­sters De­sul­tory, In­quis­tor evolved into death metal mon­sters Cen­tu­rion (then Nox) so you know they have some se­ri­ous pedi­gree. And boy, do they de­liver on that prom­ise. Tak­ing cues from some of the 80s’ most sav­age LPs, you’ll find hints of Sadus, Dark An­gel, early Pesti­lence, Kreator and Pro­tec­tor amongst break­neck time changes, sav­age riff­ing, vo­cals rawer than road rash and a tin­ni­tus-in­duc­ing snare. The im­pres­sive Hate, Mis­ery, Tor­ture & Dis­may neatly sets out In­quisi­tor’s the­matic ap­proach, Ham­mer­ing Rusty Nails and On A Black Red Blooded Cross, too. You get the ex­ces­sively vi­o­lent pic­ture. This is sea­soned pros de­liv­er­ing a sav­age blast of top-notch death/thrash.

FOR FANS OF: SADUS, KREATOR,

DARK AN­GEL

ALAS­TAIR RID­DELL

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