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Warbringer - Waking Into Nightmares
Waking Into Nightmares is the second album of American thrashers Warbringer. Yours truly already reviewed their previous effort, which was an above average thrash album filled with Slayer influences. I was pleased with their debut, but there was enough room for improvement.
 
Waking Into Nightmares starts where they left off with War Without End. Still the Slayer influences are widely present, but there is also more Kreator/Exodus like stuff on this album. There is a bit more room for melody and the riffs are a bit more diverse and well written.
 
Of course it´s still a straightforward thrash album, without any form of experimentation whatsoever. I think that´s fine when you write songs that are well composed, and that´s exactly the case with this album. It´s nothing fancy, but the songs have just the right hooks with the right timing. ´Living In A Whirlwind´ is an excellent example of that. At the right time they throw the chorus in, accompanied by just the right riff to keep it nested in your head. They really made some steps in the songwriting department.
 
Concluding, one can say that they have made some progress, but without straying away too much of their, albeit unoriginal, sound. I had hoped that they would show a bit more of an own face but unfortunately they didn't. Nevertheless this is a nice thrash album in which they show some improvements, so they score a bit higher this time!
Warbringer - Waking Into Nightmares
79/1001Details Century Media
Released on Tuesday May 19th, 2009
Thrash Metal

Writer @Neurotic on Saturday Jun 27th, 2009

Tags: #Warbringer
Tracklisting 1. Jackal
2. Living In A Whirlwind
3. Severed Reality
4. Scorched Earth
5. Abandoned By Time
6. Prey For Death
7. Nightmare Anatomy
8. Shadow From The Tomb
9. Senseless Life
10. Forgotten Dead
Line up John Kevill – Vocals
John Laux – Guitars
Adam Carroll – Guitars
Ben Bennett – Bass
Nic Ritter - Drums