LABEL IRON SHIELD RECORDS
OUT Feb 15th, 2019
OUR RATING 83/100
Ravager are a Thrash Metal band from Germany, founded in late 2014 when Marcel Lehr (guitar), asked Dario Rosenberg (guitar) to start a new band. The lineup was enhanced bass player André Sawade and vocalist Philip Herbs.
Driven by the need and an ever-existing interest in drumming André chose to take the chair and he loves it ever since. Justus, a young bass player, was choosen as new member. The first Demo EP called „Alarm Clock Terror“ was self-released in March 2016.
End of 2016 Ravager sign a deal with Iron Shield and the first full CD "Eradicate ... Annihilate ... Exterminate ..." was appreciated everywhere.
Now it's time for a new shot, with the anthemic title THRASHATLETICS, out on Feb 15th, 2019.
After an intro, the first ace is MINDBLENDER, a furious classic trash song, while the title track hits us for its complex structures, changes of time and different vocals solutions.
SOCIETY OF BLUNTED STATE is another gem such as DISPHORIA, another example of "actual" classic trash.
SLAUGHTER OF INNOCENCE , with its 9 mins duration, starts epic before restarting faster; continuous changes of time make interesting second after second this album.
Almost fast and furious the great PIT STOP... while KILL FOR NOTHING is maybe more lilting but enjoyable.
DEAD FUTURE is the last attack, a speed/thrash song without brakes, but able to develop itself in many different things, before a fancy arpeggio ends all.
AN APPLAUSE TO RAVAGER FOR THIS NEW ALBUM! THRASH WITH RIGHT VIBE!
1. Descending Dawn 2. Mindblender 3. Thrashletics (Out Of Hell) 4. Society Of Blunted State 5. Dysphoria 6. Slaughter Of Innocents 7. Pit Stop … Don’t Stop In The Pit! 8. Kill For Nothing 9. Dead Future
Philip Herbst VC Marcel Lehr GT Dario Rosenberg GT Justus Mahler BG André Sawade DR #pressagent PURE STEEL PROMOTION