Release DetailsLABEL Mighty Music
RELEASED ON 9/16/2002
posted on 5/2003 By:
You know, I consider myself a man of many genres, but when I get a good, solid thrash album in my hands, it can be days before something of a different caliber will be allowed back into my stereo. Sacrificial, hailing from Denmark, have provided me with such an album. Autohate is a fast paced ride through hard-hitting riffs and intensity. The band has been tearing things up for over 10 years now and their maturity shows throughout this recording. Able to craft songs that will have your head banging and your hands air guitaring in no time flat, Sacrificial hits the spot. Kræn Meier throws out guitar riffs reminiscent of both eras of thrash. You'll hear that classic bay area sound (Testament, Dark Angel) and the sound brought forth by many of today's upcoming new-wave thrash bands (The Haunted, Corporation 187, Carnal Forge). You'll find some crushing breakdowns, flowing melodies, and most importantly, tons of speed. Vokillist John Hansen employs a vokill attack similar to that of the hardcore style singing of Marco Aro from The Haunted. Lukas Meier and Rico Andersen round out the rhythm section on drums and bass, providing the necessary crunch. The production on Autohate is well done. The vokills keep things intense but never steal the show, while the guitar provides that razor sharp slice through your neck. The drums have a nice rich sound to them providing the hurt when needed. Don't expect Sacrificial to blow your mind, but if you're in need of a solid thrash album, look no further than Autohate for a blitz attack on the senses. You will not be disappointed with this one.
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