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Forsaken One

Bullet-Proof are a heavy/thrash metal band from Italy releasing their debut album 'De-Generation' in 2015. The bands second album 'Forsaken One' was released in 2017.    
'Might Makes Right' opens the new album in a furious flurry of frenetic riffing and at a pace that will get you head banging right from the off. Bullet-Proof are influenced by thrash metal bands from across the genre, bands such as Testament, Metallica, Kreator, Exodus and Destruction. Indeed, 'Might Makes Right' has touches of the brutality associated with Kreator. The title song 'Forsaken One' slows the pace, as the punchy, buzzing guitars take over and push the song along at a very heavy mid tempo pace. Aggression and attitude rise high as the chorus chimes in and slaps you around the face with its ferocity. Less thrash and more heavy metal, 'Portrait Of The Faceless King' romps into view and trundles along at a pace more akin to the NWOBHM genre. Italy is a country more recognised for producing power metal bands and opera singers, but in the form of Bullet-Proof, they are out to buck that trend.    
With its thundering and rampant opening riffage, 'No One Ever' is a high paced, high intensity thrash metal romp. More aggressive than anything heard so far, 'No One Ever' is head bangingly addictive and one that will have the head bangers around the world head banging very hard. Introducing a more melodic hard rock feel to the album 'I Was Wrong' is foot tappingly addictive with a rhythm more akin to NWOBHM stalwarts Judas Priest. An infectious and catchy chorus break will have you singing along too. Aggression and attitude make a thundering return as 'Abandon' sets off on its ferocious journey. Blazing guitars light up the airways as 'Abandon' steams ahead, with a guitar sound that is very reminiscent of '...And Justice For All' era Metallica.    
Meaner, moodier and darker, 'Lust' sets a scary atmosphere as it strides in majestically, adopting the heavy, mid tempo foot stomp vibe as it rolls mercilessly on. Guitars chop and stab at the airways, vocals are spat out venomously and 'Lust' displays the aggression of earlier, albeit a little bit more mild. Intensity levels take on new heights as 'Revolution' storms in and sets of at a scorching pace, leaving a trail of devastation in its wake. The pace and power of 'Revolution' is phenomenal, yet somehow Bullet-Proof are still able to throw a catchy, sing a long style chorus in to the mix too... With its short hauntingly chilling intro, 'Little Boy' brings the album to a close in a furious flurry. Pace changes, razor sharp riffing and aggressive vocals, 'Little Boy' is a glorious mix of thrash metal and NWOBHM.    
Overall, an album of infectious thrash metal that is addictive and will keep fans head banging hard, for a very long time to come.    
Review By Iron Mathew Collins    
Reviewed For Metal Gods TV    
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