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Re: Anyone into technical thrash? Watchtower, toxik and sadus are all extreme man! much better than most thrash bands, i prefer illusions to swallowed in black though by sadus cause its faster :D

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Re: Anyone into technical thrash? Toxik Think This was supreme as well. Saw them open for King on Conspiracy back in the day. They killed. Another album that was severely underappreciated. How bout Whiplash - Insult to Injury. Different vocals than P&P and TTM but the album rips for me. The double bass is amazing and I think Tony's guitar playing was much better on that record than anything else in their catalog. Saw them on 70000 tons cruise in Jan too. Killer for sure. \m/ R

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Toxik Think This was supreme as well. Saw them open for King on Conspiracy back in the day. They killed. Another album that was severely underappreciated. How bout Whiplash - Insult to Injury. Different vocals than P&P and TTM but the album rips for me. The double bass is amazing and I think Tony's guitar playing was much better on that record than anything else in their catalog. Saw them on 70000 tons cruise in Jan too. Killer for sure. \m/ R
Toxik is another band that's been on my watch list for a while, I've heard them being compared to Realm before, who are one of the better tech-thrash bands out there. I dig Insult to Injury, definitely more than Ticket to Mayhem, but maybe not quite as much as the raw speed and charisma of Power and Pain. I wasn't sure I would like it at first as it didn't feature the classic 3 Tony's lineup, but it really is a great album.

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I never heard Coroner until this morning. I enjoyed then a lot, especially the bass playing. Like it more that the venom listening that somehow let to it. Thanks to Youtube for the recommendation. 

 

Coroner is supreme, my favorite thrash band ever.

 

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Yeah Coroner is the shit. Not my favourite (by any stretch), but undoubtedly awesome.

 

I missed the Sadus reissues when they came out in 2007 (MetalMind and also on Displeased), but now they are way too expensive.

I can kick myself in my fucking head for skipping them... at the very least I did buy most of the other RoadRacer titles...

I just wish I got the two Sadus instead of the two Blessed Death cd's ahah

At least I have both cd's by both Realm and Toxik. Crazy bands with impossibly high pitched vocals. 

A cool rare album of techno thrash is the first by SIEGES EVEN. Later albums should be progressive metal, but the first one is proper thrash. A few years back I found it in the used bin for less than 10 euros.

Mekong Delta and Deathrow also fly the flag of German techno thrash!

In contrast I gotta say that I was somehow let down by "time does not heal". It's a case of quantity over quality, to me. What do you guys think?

 

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This habit of calling it "techno thrash" is ridiculous to me. I know it's not unique to you, seems to be a European thing. "Techno" when I was growing up was what people are calling EDM now and that'll always be my association with the word. Coroner has been my favorite thrash band for years. I recently got back in the mood for thrash, following up on some good recommendations from people here and elsewhere. I dig the first Watchtower, not as happy with the second one, and I have to say I couldn't get into Sieges Even, Deathrow, or Mekong Delta - all mostly because of the vocals. Vocal delivery has been the major impediment to my enjoying thrash. Musically speaking, those bands are great.

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Ahah you're right, techno thrash is a demented definition, but like you said it's gotta be an European (bad) habit! Here in Italy everybody uses the expression, cannot really say about other European countries, though...

"Energetic Disassembly" is another classic thrash CD I am currently missing! Gotta get ahold of it. I do have their sophomore. I like it, but I barely ever listen to it. I have the old Noise CD with a punch hole. My recollection of it is that is sounds more "progressive" than, say, Toxik or Realm. Save for a few exceptions Toxik and Realm, especially on their respective debuts, were firing on all cylinders 95% of the time, hence their songs are short and to the point. Their sheer technicality being condensed in the impossibly crazy speed of the riffs and the quick changes. Watchtower sounded more mature to me... which in my case is not necessarily a plus! 

Being the completist I am, I gotta say I have two Cd's by Alan Tecchio's band before WT, Hades. Tecchio being the singer on "Control and Resistance" who replaced Jason McMaster. They are decent, but with inferior production. 

I can't deny that I am a much bigger fan of Dangerous Toys, McMaster's hair metal band after WT.

In Lemmy's bio he recalls touring on a Sony package tour with Dangerous Toys, Metal Church, Judas Priest and Alice Cooper. How freaking cool was that? 

Oh and isn't it ironic that the last track on Watchtower's second LP is called DANGEROUS TOY? I wonder if it's a reference to McMaster.

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Yeah Coroner is the shit. Not my favourite (by any stretch), but undoubtedly awesome.

 

I missed the Sadus reissues when they came out in 2007 (MetalMind and also on Displeased), but now they are way too expensive.

I can kick myself in my fucking head for skipping them... at the very least I did buy most of the other RoadRacer titles...

I just wish I got the two Sadus instead of the two Blessed Death cd's ahah

At least I have both cd's by both Realm and Toxik. Crazy bands with impossibly high pitched vocals. 

A cool rare album of techno thrash is the first by SIEGES EVEN. Later albums should be progressive metal, but the first one is proper thrash. A few years back I found it in the used bin for less than 10 euros.

Mekong Delta and Deathrow also fly the flag of German techno thrash!

In contrast I gotta say that I was somehow let down by "time does not heal". It's a case of quantity over quality, to me. What do you guys think?

 

 

I love Sadus, Realm, Mekong Delta, and Deathrow of these. Still need to get Toxik's albums.

 

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