ALBUM AS THE WORLD DIES
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OIR RATING 86/100
TRAUMA is the band responsible for the much sought after classic ‘80s album, Scratch and Scream, featuring killer cuts like “The Day All Hell Broke Loose” and “Lay Low.”
Three decades passed before the reconfigured band reemerged in support of a re-mastered edition of their Shrapnel debut and delivered its 2015 follow-up, "Rapture and Wrath".
TRAUMA has just released third album AS THE WORLD DIES, available via PURE STEEL RECORDS on Feb 15th, 2019, staying true to their trademark sound that came before but with a contemporary attitude.
Determined to make a mark in the metal world of today, in 2017 founder/vocalist Donny Hillier and drummer Kris Gustofson put together a strong lineup of renowned players to create and record their highly anticipated third album.
Guitarist Joe Fraulob is well-known as a former member of Danzig, Steve Robello played guitar in Dublin Death Patrol, the Bay Area supergroup formed by the singers of Exodus and Testament. Bassist Greg Christian was a founding member and integral part of Testament.
THE RAGE is the first shot, opened by an instrumental intro, a great mix of classic and modern, with an amazing inspired solo.
FROM HERE TO HELL starts again with an instrumental part, before developing itself in somethin' more classic, enriched by a shredding solo.
The title track provides a large range of solutions, with vocals also this time at a higher level.
More classic the great GUN TO YOUR HEAD, while LAST RITES remind us somethin' from thoughtful Maiden's Dickinson era.
On the same line the next RUN FOR COVER, while ENTROPHY brings out the epic vein of the band.
If COOL AID is the only song that isn't convincing, the last classic SAVAGE ends in the best way this great platter.
1. The Rage 2. From Here To Hell 3. As The World Dies 4. Gun To Your Head 5. Last Rites 6. Run For Cover 7. Asylum 8. Entropy 9. Cool Aid 10. Savage
Donny Hillier VC Joe Fraulob GT Kris Gustofson DR Greg Christian BG Steve Robello GT
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