It's completely aggressive without needing to sacrifice good songwriting or musicianship, and I truly wish more bands had gone this route instead of going all Metallica lite. This is a great record, that belongs in any true thrashers collection, and it would not be their last This is probably the coolest guitar driven speed metal-esque album I've heard since Agent Steel's debut Skeptics Apocalypse - alas with former Agent Steel guitarist Kurt Kilfelt here I guess that really shouldn't come as a major surprise.
In a lot of ways this is very comparable to early Agent Steel, the guitars are constantly spiraling out a tornado of nonstop riffs left and right, and just as Agent Steel had a phenomenal one-of-a-kind vocalist [John Cyriis], Holy Terror had Keith Deen.
Can you even describe this guys range? The formula was perfect. Fact: You can't replace John Cyriis, nobody ever will and the same can be said about vocalist Keith Deen here. He single handingly takes this album to the next level and his performance is really incredible. As I was saying above his range is completely all over the place, deathly screams all over almost reminding me of Eric Adams at times , crystal clear shrieks piercing the skies, smooth melodic high notes, thrashy growls, raspy grunt-like mid range singing - it's unbelievable and truly makes this album a great experience.
Drummer Jack Schwartz had just left Dark Angel and easily displays a ton of skill and diversity, though I really have to say Floyd Flanary's bass work really shines quite often throughout. The guitars are constantly at blazing speeds and Floyd has no trouble keeping up with the pace at all, sometimes it sounds like he's somehow even going faster!
Kurt Kilfelt already showed us what he could do with Agent Steel's earliest material and his blisteringly fast playing is still the main focus when it comes to the guitars here.
The band brought in novice Mike Alvord to fill in for another guitarist and even though he was a little inferior at the time stated in interviews by himself , him and Kurt worked really well together.
Compared to Agent Steel's debut there's definitely more melody here, more dynamic playing and some insanely well timed leads, solo's, awesome dual harmonies, etc. Max Rotvel. Chaos Storm. Pete Wenzl. Jonathon Kitchens. Tom Phillips. Simon E Phoenix. Robert Noble. John May. John Chevalier. Purchasable with gift card. Black Plague Terror and Submission Evil's Rising Terror and Submission Blood of Saints Terror and Submission Mortal Fear Terror and Submission Guardians of the Netherworld Terror and Submission Distant Calling Terror and Submission Terror and Submission Terror and Submission Holy Terror.
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Terror and Submission. Holy Terror. Buy ' Holy Terror - Terror and Submission '.Type: Full-length Release date: Catalog ID: RCC Version desc.: Reissue Label: R/C Records Format: Cassette Reviews: 2 reviews (avg. 92%).