ARMOURED ANGEL – Communion 12”MLP
Armoured Angel were a speed/thrash act from Australia who began putting out demos and EPs in the mid 80’s but who didn’t manage to get a full length release out until 1999. Communion was their third demo and is brought to you in all its glory by the good folks at Hell’s Headbangers.
The first thing that strikes about this one is the meaty, full production. Next is the musicianship – Armoured Angel sound completely comfortable throughout and for the first few listens, this EP is a bit of a revelation in terms of quality. However, after more listens, the lack of variety becomes apparent and the songs, although pretty great at times, never really reach the heights that all of our fave thrashers did at one stage or another back in the day.
Still, this will be a welcome reissue for those who always wanted to get their hands on it and an interesting bit of Aussie thrash history for genre completists.