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Edge Of Humanity

     
         
         
         
     
             
Eradikator are a thrash metal band from the UK formed in 2011 who released their debut album in 2012 and the follow-up in 2015.    
             
The birthplace of heavy metal is widely recognised as Birmingham in the West Midlands of the UK ... after all, legends Black Sabbath and Judas Priest were formed there. Add Napalm Death, Godflesh and now Eradikator are set to continue the Birmingham legacy. Pace and power accompany Eradikator in what ever they do, be it live or in the studio. Their second album explodes into life with 'Mesmerised' all blazing guitars and thunderous drums. Brutal and in your face 'Mesmerised' will crush skulls such is its ferocity. 'Man Behind The Mask' rattles and rumbles with high intensity energy and a chugging guitar riff. Throaty and sometimes raspy, the vocals are strong and well suited to this brand of thrash metal. Title song 'Edge Of Humanity' is a glorious guitar driven mid tempo stomp that is liable to crack walls such is the brutal nature of the guitars.    
             
Picking up the pace and also lightening the rhythm is 'Astral Body' which is a head banger of a song not too dissimilar to some of the (early) Testament stuff. Accessible thrash metal I call it...not out and out heavy metal nor the heavy brutal thrash metal, but somewhere between which makes it accessible for fans of both genres. Guitar solos are energetic, the rhythm section relentless and the vocals oh so powerful. 'Seasons Of Rage' is brutal, raw and ferocious and will smash your face in with its blunt attitude. Mosh pit fanatics will be punching the air in delight and head banging very hard to the relentless, unstoppable chugging guitars. Pace is slowed for 'Fortress Unknown', but by no means to a ballad...foot stamping and air punching is the order of the day here. Eradikator manage to change pace from song to song, all the while keeping the heaviness and brutality intact.    
             
With a violent guitar chug and a forceful rhythm section, 'The Great Deception' swings from full on pace and speed to a slower almost doom metal style that is gonna pound and pummel the senses. 'Dead Hands Of The Past' is the quickest song off the album and positively rockets like a freight train. A screaming guitar solo and an awesome vocal display make this one of the best songs on the album and a head bangers dream. 'Kairos Passing' ends the album without any vocals. It is a six minute display of the musicianship of the band and the song meanders its way through slow, brutal, mid tempo and soulful moments keeping the listener enthralled all the way to its conclusion.    
             
Overall, brutal and ferocious thrash metal with blistering guitars and a relentless rhythm section complimented by strong, throaty vocals.    
             
             
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
             
Reviewed For Metal Gods TV    
             
             
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