CD review HARLOTT ‘Detritus of the Final Age’

Even if the focus on Friday the 13th is certainly on AC/DC, we should not forget that more new albums will hit the shelves of record stores on that day. In this case, it is even an Australian band.

Thrashers Harlott are releasing with ‘ Detritus of the Final Age’ their so far fourth album and what you can expect is full steam ahead thrash metal.

There are ten new tracks on the tracklist, songs which are short and crisp (‘Idol Minded’) or, like ‘Nemesis’, exceeding seven minutes. ‘Nemesis’ reflects the whole class of Harlott. Melodic guitar lines, massive riffs and aggressive vocals make this song a treat for any dedicated thrash metal fan, not least because of the little twists and turns the song brings along.
Besides this epic moments most of the songs reflect the raging power of thrash metal. ‘Slaughter’ and especially the musical wrecking ball ‘The Time to Kill is Now’ take no prisoners. These songs are a musical punch right in your face, without consideration of losses.

Not only musically but also lyrically ‘Detritus of the Final Age’ is an ambitious album that invites you to get involved with the lyrics. ‘Nemesis’, as an example, deals with the inner struggle of doubt and hatred, the feeling of being your own worst enemy. ‘Grief’ on the other hand is a more personal song that deals with the dark sides of life while experiencing the destructive power of cancer.

‘Detritus of the Final Age’ is a dynamic and powerful album, a record that should not be lost in the hype about AC/DC.

Rating: 8 out of 10.

Tracklist:

  1. As We Breach 
  2. Idol minded
  3. Bring on the War
  4. Detritus of the Final Age
  5. Prime Evil
  6. Nemesis
  7. Slaughter
  8. Grief
  9. Miserere of the Dead
  10. The Time to Kill is Now

Label: Metal Blade

Genre: Thrash Metal

Release Date EU: November 13th, 2020

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