(8/10) War Curse, hailing from Ohio, is a rather new band. The guys founded the band in 2013 and already two years later the debut ‘Final Days’ was shipped to the record stores.
This first sign of life draw the attention of Svart Records and after having inked a deal with the label the five-piece powerhouse started to work on the next album.
Svart Reords portfolio isn’t known that much for Thrash Metal, a gap that’s closed with ‘Eradication’. War Curse stands for ’80 and ’90s Thrash Metal that’s rooted in the Bay Area sound of the time. Bands like Death Angel, Forbidden and especially Testament inspires War Curse’ sound a lot. In fact, songs like ‘Sands of Fire’ and ‘Serpent’ show many parallels to Chuck Billy and Co. and the fact that Glen Avelais (Forbidden), Kragen Lum (Heathen) and Kyle Thomas (Exhorder) have guest appearances marks the close proximity to Bay Area Thrash too.
‘Eradication’ is an album that brings oldschool Bay Area Thrash Metal back to the scene and it is the spirit of youth and the rebellious power of the album that makes it stand out from the masses. Fans of Testament, Mortal Sin, Onslaught and Paradox should check out this release.
- Asylum (feat. Glen Avelais)
- Sands of Fate
- Serpent (feat. Kragen Lum)
- Iron Veil
- Deadly Science (feat. Kyle Thomas)
- Polluted Mids
Label: Svart Records
Genre: Thrash Metal
Release Date EU: May 10th, 2019