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Annihilator have been around for a while now although personally I have never really heard much by them.

Main man Jeff Waters has assembled a cast of current metal musicians to guest here including members of Arch Enemy, Danko Jones, Trivium, In Flames, Nevermore and fellow metal veterans Anvil.

This album does exactly what it says in the title, full on metal and in its various guises. Opener 'Clown Parade' features a great chorus, some wonderful guitar soloing and with Mike Mangini on drums, you have one of the best double bass drummers around (amazing to think he was in the latter day line-up of Extreme!).

'Couple Suicide' starts off like Rush intro before going all Linkin Park! Danko Jones and Angela Gossow of Arch Enemy add their vocals to this one. 'Army Of One' features Steve 'Lips' Kudlow of Anvil and the tune is a tribute to the founding metal bands, name checking Megadeth, Anthrax, Black Sabbath and Judas Priest along the way.

'Operation Annihilation' sees on lead vocals and it beats Slayer and Anthrax any day of the week! 'Detonation' is a serious headbanger whilst the closing track 'Chasing The High' is a classic piece of speed metal, complete with some serious shredding. Plus the drums are seriously fast - surely no-one can play that fast???

If like me you've never tried an album by Annihilator I would urge you to get this one as it is pure metal, packed with melodic metal tunes and guitar solos overdrive!


Review by Jason Ritchie

GRTR! Best of 2007

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***** Out of this world | **** Pretty damn fine |
*** OK, approach with caution unless you are a fan |
** Instant bargain bin fodder | * Ugly. Just ugly

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