Friday, January 22, 2016

War Curse - Final Days EP

There are no prizes for guessing what style of music War Curse play. The band's chosen handle should be familiar to any Kreator fans out there as it's a song from the German thrasher's "Hordes of Chaos" album which we reviewed here. War Curse are closer to old school Bay Area thrash metal than the thrash coming from the European continent.

The press release states that Final Days is highly recommended for fans of Kreator, Megadeth, Havok and Testament. It's a little odd that Exodus aren't mentioned as their influence runs strong in every song. The vocals of Tarek Puska sound on all the songs like a cross between Steve Zetro and Chuck Billy with a stronger Exodus feel. "Blue Line of Injustice" is a slow thrasher that uses the template Slayer set with "South of Heaven". "Severed Crosses" is tight melodic thrash with a catchy chorus.

This is an impressive EP that will appeal to fans of eighties style thrash. I'm looking forward to hearing more from this tight unit known as War Curse. These guys get bonus points for rocking a Black Fast T-shirt on their facebook page cover photo.


War Curse on facebook

Check out "Final Days" on bandcamp.

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