CD review DESTRUCTION ‘Born To Thrash – Live In Germany’

It seems to be like already ages ago that bands played concerts in front of an enthusiastic crowd of metalheads, but it’s just a few weeks ago that a new reality started. Also the last festival season is still very present and how important live events are becomes obvious the moment they can’t take place anymore.

All the more it is important to keep the memories alive while hoping for a soon return of live shows. A release that helps to get through these days of wait comes from the Destruction camp. Schmier and bandmates played a 10 songs comprising set at Party San 2019 and it’s this concert being the base for ‘Born to Thrash – Live in Germany’, the bands new live album.

In their very own way Destruction cruises through a setlist that has it all. Old classics like ‘Bestial Devastation’ and ‘Mad Butcher’ are of course a must for such a metal feast. Especially ‘Mad Butcher’ is done in a brutal version, giving the song an extra punch. Next to the classics are new songs like ‘Betrayer’ and ‘Born to Perish’, tunes from an album that was release one day prior to the show. Last but not least, ‘Life Without Sense’, one of my favorite Destruction songs, is present too. Well done 🙂

‘Born To Thrash – Live In Germany’ is a live album that brings back memories. It’s more this emotional aspect, making this live record special since we all know the songs. But listening to them in a live setup is great and by the way, the song-selection is well done when it comes to reflecting all Destruction eras. Build up your tent in your living room, open a beer, heat-up Ravioli in a can and press the start button. You will not get more festival atmosphere this year.

Rating: 8 out of 10.


  1. Curse of Gods
  2. Nailed to the Cross
  3. Born to Perish
  4. Mad Butcher
  5. Life Without Sense
  6. Betrayal
  7. Total Desaster
  8. The Butcher Strikes Bck
  9. Thrash Till Death
  10. Betsial Invastion

Label: Nuclear Blast

Genre: Thrash Metal

Release Date EU: May 8th, 2020 (digital)
July 17th, 2020 (physical)



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