PREDATORY VIOLENCE – Marked for Death
Marked for Death’ is the fourth full-length from Barvarian thrashers. The production is nice and beefy and the beats come across with full authority. Unfortunately that is about the end of the good things I could find to say about this album. The band really do make an effort to come up with killer riffs and fist in the air choruses, but sadly, it is a pretty big fail. Firstly, because the riffs are generally forgettable. Secondly because the song dynamics come across as pretty flat. Lastly because the vocals suck so badly I really struggled to listen to this disc enough to give it a fair review. Taking into account that this is the band’s fourth outing, I wonder how bad the other albums were, because I can find no evidence of maturity or prior learning here.
There are loads of great thrash bands out there these days, but sadly, these guys are light-years from making the cut. Avoid like the plague.