Lazarus A.D. The Onslaught Album Review. Holy shit, is it 1988 again? Normally I hear some neo-thrash band is on the rise and I have this feeling of regret. I regret ever saying “What ever happened to good old thrash metal?”. Why do I regret saying that? Because I have found many of the neo-thrash era bands just fall short or sound like they are trying too hard to re-capture the sound without making it their own. Lazarus A.D. on the other hand seem to bring back the sound but make it modern enough to know that they are their own and pull it off without sounding too much like Exodus.
The overall sound of the album is tight and clean, which I love. Thou Shall Not Fear is a killer track that just starts out with a fist pounding rhythm and opens up a little more with a great solo with slight wah, that brings it to full speed. Dan Gapen’s vocals sound good and can be compared to Rob Dukes except a little cleaner or younger sounding. The solos mix well with the songs and the main rhythm sound well executed for their speed and not sloppy as we can hear sometimes with other bands. You don’t really hear a lot of the Bass Guitar in the mix and that might be my only complaint.
Other great tracks are Absolute Power, Rebirth and Forged In Blood. If you’re in to the neo-thrash bands like Bonded By Blood, Warbringer and Toxic Holocaust then you will almost surely dig Lazarus A.D. is right up your ally. The onslaught is a great throwback to the 80′s era of thrash with a modern sound and production value.
Lazarus A.D.’s The Onslaught get’s a good 4/5.