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Master - The New Elite (Reissue) Award winner

The New Elite (Reissue)
by Craig Rider at 26 August 2022, 6:02 AM

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: MASTER; signed via Hammerheart Records, hailing from the United States of America - performing Death/Thrash Metal, on their 11th full-length studio album entitled: “The New Elite” (released August 5th, 2022). Since formation in 1983; the trio in question have a vast catalog at their disposal, ranging from 8 demos, 7 splits, 5 live albums, 2 videos,  2 EPs, 4 compilations, and a mighty 14 full-length album discography in their library of death so far. I am introduced to their 11th record entitled: “The New Elite”, 11 tracks ranging around 44:25 -MASTER arrange an intricately designed formula on some heavy-hitting Death/Thrash Metal amalgamations.

Opening up with this rampantly rompy barrage frenzy in bulldozing adrenaline; an amplified heft in boisterously bouncy chugs trample speakers with wildly rushing snares, scouring remedy & snarly savagery that slays with volatile mayhem amongst a chaotic bludgeoning in crunchy clobbers and belting brutality. The titular track distills a blitzing harmony in tight punchiness; revolving through with shredding maliciousness, rummaging perseverance & thudding solidity that ramifies with monstrously meaty calamity, bruising batterings from hammering drummer Zdeněk Pradlovský surges with piledriving volatility - smacking the set with steely precision & rambunctious tactics that pummels eardrums intensely, unleashing that berserking distinction for you to unravel to with ruthless pandemonium and fueled flair in full force impact. A fierce firepower expertise attributes at a distinguished execution in flamboyant riffage that utilizes versatile vehemence & dexterously dynamic gallops, impulsing you with stompy thumpiness amongst a audible hybrid in experimental wrath within Paul Speckmann’s piercing trailblazer of bass demolition, as “Rise Up And Fight” throttles you with monolithic tempo profusely.

Paul’s vocals soars with guttural grumbles and growling barks, while raspy throatiness robustly roars with grunty bellows. “Remove The Knife” fabricates at a catchy aesthetic, frolicking haste elements at a descegration bombardment in extreme aggression and energetic synergy - rollicking grit creates a concretely chunky implementation in sonically seamless riffage, where killer laceration momentum rumbles with reverberating strikes that pursuit with vibrantly potent swiftness - on top of some rapidly nimble guitar fretwork diligence from riffing maelstrom riff Alex "93" Nejezchleba. This solo trembling three-piece tremors souls with quaking virtuosity & quintessential madness, the kind that will make you just want to break chairs over other chairs - destroying everything in sight! (but don’t do that, just bang heads until you bleed). “Smile As You’re Told” manifests with sturdy persistence that relentlessly stampedes with razor-sharp rhythms while radically wicked flexibilities in fundamental craftsmanship speed tonality revs up with motoring malignance, jumpy rampage & renegade pomposity (of the salubrious kind).

Redirect The Evil” empowers you with distorted contortion and an addictive sound production steadiness that forges a consistent songwriting process that makes things sound memorably gratifying, a grinding rift salubriously flickers a contorted boundary in a borderline foundation of vicious velocity & visceral vigor while rigorous vivacity systematically sweeps with razing hostility. “Out Of Control” is as it says on the tin, oppressive rage tears through bodies into a bone crushing assimilation in beefy conundrums of seething yet tempestuous noise terror - arming a brimming but frantic dose in healthy, death/thrash metal havoc. “As Two Worlds Collide” furnaces with meltdown fervor, as brisk clamor uproariously manifolds with bestial and immensely intense hysteria that just makes me want to think that this record provides nothing but insane lunacy for headbanging maniacs to go crazy to.

New Reforms” continues imploding souls with deadly barbarity, as an inhumane harvest of sadistic scourges maliciously pulverizes you with merciless blast beating chimes that just rattles my head into an apeshit relishment that nearing the end, I just want to keep playing this masterful record whilst abusing it for good sport within the gym area and sweat until I drop! It’s bloody, demolishing and engaging. “Guide Yourself” thrashes away in a terrorizing scatter of groundbreaking, nuclear weaponry an arsenal that stridently swerves with rough & loud thrills that mesmerizes me with sweltering hooks and burning kicks that just pounds me with incinerating but intriguing instrumental equality. The penultimate banger “Souls To Dissuade” floors it with more riveting magnitudes of acute domination in breakneck agility, still remaining malevolently seething & well equipped in groove-bomb slabbiness that maintains its frantic remorselessness with prodigiously prestigious effect.

Overall concluding “The New Elite” with the overall finale epic: “Twist Of Fate”; a silver-lining subjugation that continues firing all cylinders with utmost triggers on towering songwriting masterwork that revels with well oiled substance, organically showcasing thrusting material that will motivate you with mighty contrast. Bottom line; I am compelled to say that MASTER most surely outdone themselves with this one, fancy a barbaric listen? Look further no more, “The New Elite” delivers an enjoyable entertaining discovery for those who crave it. Enter into a gnarly experience of tangling masquerades in deathly flow that will definitely grip one with sinister smothering of raw tones that certify a grandiose grandeur in beastly radiance magnificently with abominable buoyancy, do check it out!

Songwriting: 10
Musicianship: 10
Memorability: 10
Production: 10

5 Star Rating

1. The New Elite
2. Rise Up And Fight
3. Remove The Knife
4. Smile As You’re Told
5. Redirect The Evil
6. Out Of Control
7. As Two Worlds Collide
8. New Reforms
9. Guide Yourself
10. Souls To Dissuade
11. Twist Of Fate
Zdeněk Pradlovský - Drums
Alex "93" Nejezchleba - Guitars
Paul Speckmann - Bass/Vocals
Record Label: Hammerheart Records


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