(7/10) Hamburg-based Dragger Threat are an outfit that’s rather new. The starting point was in 2016 and the band released to date two EP’s. Fans had to wait a while for the debut, a time span that ends on April 19th. Dagger Threat releases their debut ‘Gestaltzerfall’ and it’s a rageous premier.
Dagger Threat, that basically hardcore, which is combined with brutal metal riffs. The eleven songs on the debut are a spot-on wrecking ball with all unnecessary details that have been thrown over board.
Songs like the ultra-fast ‘Dystopia’ and the not even two minutes long ‘Stone’ a noise attacks and it’s the trance-like interlude ‘Treatment’ that creates an excellent counterpart to the rest of the album. The cool thing with Dagger Threat’s debut is the fact that the guys from Elbe-town don’t us a cookie-cutter approach. ‘Drowing’, with frontman Tim’s screaming in the beginning is awesome, followed by a riff that’s a blast shows a diversity that reflects an own sound. That’s a great starting line for more good music to come.
‘Gestaltzerfall’, actually I never heard this German word before, is a massive debut album. It unleashes energy and rage, embedded in eleven songs. This longplayer is well-done, although it feels like the guys are partly a bit ahead of themselves. Like a pinball, Dagger Threat’s music goes all directions and the guys go strong. If they can channel all their energy on the next longplayer, things will become even more impressive.
- Coffin Nail
- Crooked Mirror
- Twists and Turns
- Abuse of Power
Label: BDHW Records
Release Date EU: April 19th, 2019