ALBUM THE HELM OF AWE
LABEL PURE STEEL RECORDS
OUT Oct 30th, 2020
OUR RATING 88/100
THRUST are a well-known name on our pages; two years ago HARVEST OF SOULS, their last album, was well-received by us.
Now we’re ready to celebrate their new work, entitled THE HELM OF AWE, available again on PURE STEEL RECORDS on October 30th, 2020, an album where they remain completely true to themselves.
Classic US Heavy Metal at their best is presented in more than 50 minutes, with a clear epic twist thanks to vocals of amazing ERIC CLARO.
The first shot is BLACK RIVER which, after an intro, starts with a powerful and embracing riff, helped by roaring bass and epic vocals..classic metal with no-frills and with solo parts to remark (and will be a trademark of the entire album).
BLOOD IN THE SKY begins with determination with a first solo, with epic and evocative vocals; another song strong and squared which you’ll appreciate.
In PURGATORY GATES we can find our preferred solo parts, truly brilliant, while in STILL ALIVE we appreciate changes of time within a strong sound with sharp riffs in the first slice.
KILLING BRIDGE, a semi-ballad with a duration of more than seven minute, is surely the more elaborate song of the platter; opened by a soft arpeggio, grows alternating different parts, both softer and stronger.
We can appreciate also anthemic BATTLE FLAG, direct and powerful, before GHOST IN ME, a song where the epic side of the band is exalted.
They go on with fancy THE TRAVELER and CRUCIFIXION, more classic, before the groovy title track ends in the best way this amazing album.
NOTHIN’ TO ADD.. ONE OF OUR CLASSIC METAL HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR.
1. Black River
2. Blood In The Sky
3. Purgatory Gates
4. Still Alive
5. Killing Bridge
6. Battle Flag
7. Ghost In Me
8. The Traveler
10. Helm Of Awe
Eric Claro VC
Ron Cooke GT
Ray Gervais BG
Joe Rezendes DR
Angel Rodriguez GT