Assailant-Review in MetalCrypt

Assailant-Review in MetalCrypt

Rating: 4,25/5; Autor: Luxi Lathinen

Costa Rican thrashers Assailant know how to make blood boil and cause severe neck injuries. I mean, they do know how to burst their testosterone channels fully open to create intense and mean Thrash Metal. That's exactly what they did on their self-titled 5-track demo back in 2012.

Without the help of many small underground Metal labels like Ragnarök Records, many of these 'hidden gems' would remain secrets of the underground metal scene forever unless somebody did some groundwork to dig them up. Now Assailant's 5-song demo comes with an extended booklet and four bonus tracks, two of which are live tracks and the other two are instrumentals.

As for the music, Assailant count on an approach similar to what bands from the Bay Area Thrash Metal scene did back in the early 80s: A wall of big, aggressive, and technical riffs that come from every direction, a strong yet shamelessly farting bass sound, well-executed solos and gang-shouted chorus parts accompanied with hostile sounding main vocals parts. This same recipe has worked for Assailant. To me, they sound like a cross between Vio-lence and Las Vegas-based The Horde of Torment, spiced with a similar spitting vocal style that Tom Araya used to do in his early days. Sounds tempting, doesn't it?

The demo part is, of course, the absolute highlight of this re-release: the band's Thrash Metal is very hard to resist by any serious fan of the genre, especially if you have a soft spot for Bay Area-tinged Thrash. The two live tracks are unfortunately low quality, which makes you wonder why they were accepted as a part of this release in the first place. On the other hand, I do understand why the two rehearsal instrumental tracks both found their way onto this release: they both sound absolutely killer, ripping your ears off by sheer power that's been loaded behind both of them.

In summa summarum, Assailant's demo re-release is definitely worth picking up.

4,25/5

Link to review in Metal Crypt.com

 

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Reviews

  • Assailant-Review in obliveon.de

    Assailant - Same

    Punkte: 7,5/10 ; Autor: Ludwig Lücker

    Das relativ kleine und neue Label Ragnarök Records, das aus dem gleichnamigen Demo-Vertrieb hervorgegangen ist, präsentiert hier nach der gelungenen Veröffentlichung von Premonition seinen zweiten

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  • Rating: 10/15 points , Autor: Alex Fähnrich

    Assailant - Assailant (CD)
    Label: Ragnarök Records

    Das kleine aber feine Label Ragnarök Records (c/o Stephan Becker, Kranichweg 2, 44534 Lünen, ragnaroek.records@yahoo.com) hat sich mit fetten Lettern THRASH auf die

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  • Mag: Streetclip TV

    Punkte: 7,5/10 ; Autor: Jürgen Tschamler

    Gruppen mit dem Namen ASSAILANT gibt es einige in diesem metallischen Universum. Die bekanntesten ASSAILANT kommen aus den USA und sind dort gleich in fünf Varianten anzutreffen.

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  • Assailant in Deaf Forever

    Punkte: 7,5/10 ; Autor: Götz Kühnemund

    ASSAILANT
    Assailant
    Ragnarök Records
    SZ: 32:24/VÖ: bereits erschienen
    Stil: Thrash Metal

    ASSAILANT kommen aus Costa Rica und spielen ruppigen Thrash der frühen Bay-Area-Schule, der mit südamerikanischer

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  • Assailant in Powermetal.de

    Wertung: 7/10 ; Autor: Alexander Fähnrich

    ASSAILANT - Assailant
    Genre: Thrash Metal
    ∅-Note: 7.00
    Label: Ragnarök Records
    Release: 19.02.2016

    Thrash Metal aus Costa Rica.

    Das kleine aber feine Label Ragnarök Records (c/o Stephan Becker,

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  • Assailant in DarkScene.at

    Wertung: 7/10 ; Autor: Alex Fähnrich

    Assailant - Assailant (CD)
    Label: Ragnarök Records
    VÖ: 2016
    Das kleine aber feine Label Ragnarök Records (c/o Stephan Becker, Kranichweg 2, 44534 Lünen, ragnaroek.records@yahoo.com) hat sich mit fetten

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  • Assailant-Review in Rock Hard

    Punkte: 7,5/10 ; Autor: Patrick Schmidt

    Eine ziemlich coole Angelegenheit für Old-School-Thrasher sind ASSAILANT aus Costa Rica, die hierzulande vom rührigen Underground-Label Ragnarök Records (Premonition!) vertrieben werden. Der Vierer zockt flotten, leicht

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  • Assailant (Amazon-User-Wertung)

    Wertung: 5/5 

    Kundenrezension
    5,0 von 5 Sternen
    Oldschool aus Costa Rica
    VonSer GREGORam 27. Februar 2018
    Format: Audio CD
    Besser kurz und knackig als lang und weilig. So oder ähnlich könnte man diesen

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  • Assailant-Review in MetalCrypt

    Rating: 4,25/5; Autor: Luxi Lathinen

    Costa Rican thrashers Assailant know how to make blood boil and cause severe neck injuries. I mean, they do know how to burst their testosterone channels fully

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