Tuesday, 15 April 2014

THUNDERWAR -POL- The Birth of Thunder [2014] - EP review by NPH - Rate 8,5/10



THUNDERWAR - POLAND - DEATH METAL

Here we are to present and review the debut EP from Thunderwar. They are a fresh blooded epic death metal band to come out of Polish soils, a land that has already got us all used to quality extreme metal! The Birth of Thunder EP is another proof of that quality. Thunderwar have been forging their identity within all their musical influences, creating something still new and refreshing, this quartet breathes metal and shows this World that they sure have allot to give in their future endeavours! A great release for adepts of bands such as Obituary, Asphyx, Bathory, Dissection, Unleashed just to mention few!
Thunderwar are another rising force upon Polish lands, combining several strong metal elements and turning them into a cold epic death metal formula that shall catch the listeners by the ears and make them go on listening to this debut EP! Born in battle over lands of frost and Thunder this band was set to put a mark in Extreme Metal!

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Here is the Tracklist for the EP:

THUNDERWAR - "The Birth of Thunder" - CD 2014

1.
Vimana (The Chairots in Heaven)
2.
Shadows of Lindisfarne
3.
The Birth of Thunder (Instrumental)
4.
Eagle of Glory (Bonus Track)

Total playing time
= 18m40s


Recording Line-up:

Kamil 'Madness' Mandes - vocals and bass
Witold Ustapiuk - lead guitar
Maciej 'Olszak' Olszewski - rhythm guitar
Vit Argasiński - drums

THUNDERWAR - The Birth of Thunder - EP - 2014 - [Self Released]
Genre: Death Metal

"(...)Chariots of thunder from the heavens came
Annihilating cities, setting the earth aflame
Apocalyptic Battles of the ancient ones
The spheres of fire, like a thousand suns(...)
" Vimana (The Chariots in Heaven) - The Birth of Thunder

Cold as ice, angry as a horde of Viking warriors, determined like an army fighting for freedom of their homeland, this is a way to define Thunderwar Polish epic death metal band! A damn promising band born in 2013 when a quartet of young metal maniacs combined forces in order not only to pay tribute to their Metal heroes such as Bathory, Unleashed, Dissection, Amon Amarth, but yet to create a Polish epic death metal force that shall prove once again that Poland has something more to say to the Metal world! This attitude and quality has allowed them already to take part of several shows, yet supporting colossus like Amon Amarth, Obituary, etc! A band not to be missed by any fans of bands such as
Obituary, Asphyx, Bathory, Dissection, Unleashed among others!

The Birth of Thunder is a proof of the band quality and inspiration. Thunderwar present themselves at best on their debut EP, a refreshed, strong and epic identity sure reveals that this band has allot within themselves to grow up with. If that isn't enough the band decided to work with the best in the field to allow them to cause the strongest impact with their debut EP, in fact let me say that they couldn't pick much better people to work on with, just see, this Ep was mixed and produced by
the famous Wieslawscy Bros from Hertz Studio (Behemoth, Vader, Decapitated), granting them a seal of extreme metal quality. The bands logo was designed by the master Christophe Szpajdel (Emperor, Moonspell, Desaster)... and if all that wasn't enough, the cover art for The Birth of Thunder EP  was done by Mario Lopez (Sabbat, Evil Invaders). Still, all could be meaningless if these guys weren't so damn good on what they do. Birth of Thunder is a cold, epic and triumphant piece of metal making you eager for the future band creations!
This mighty Polish quartet is formed by
Kamil 'Madness' Mandes who contributed not only with some great bass work, but yet and more impressively unleashed through all the album some outstanding slashed vocals in the vein of those performed by
John Tardy (Obituary) or Martin Van Drunen (Asphyx). Witold Ustapiuk guitar leads are simply outstanding and shall make you captive since first listening, combined with Maciej 'Olszak' Olszewski guitar work, both create some solid frozen melodies as well as brutal epic death metal battle-rhythms. Vit Argasiński drum dynamism and tightness has sure given this band the right dose of aggression and power!

The EP works pretty much as a whole, where fast, epic and melodic death metal tracks such as Vimana, Shadows of Lindisfarne combine perfectly with tracks such as the acoustic instrumental The Birth of Thunder, a frozen melodious track that shall echo within your ears and haunt you with ancient Viking tales. The EP ends with Eagle of Glory that is the most direct thrashed death metal track on The Birth of Thunder release.

In all aspects The Birth of Thunder EP from the fresh blooded Thunderwar sure has captured extreme metal adepts attention, proving that this band sure knows what they are doing, creating memorable melodies blended in perfection with aggressive and well structured death metal brutality. The band has set a mark and better to keep their name in memory because their gonna cause impact in the Metal World! Bands like Thunderwar prove that Metal is here for all eternity! Reinventing the steel that will last for a Millenniums to come! This is the birth of the Thunder warriors that shall battle in every Metal War!

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RATE: 8,5/10


Check out "Shadows of Lindisfarne" Audio clip @ http://youtu.be/GC5k77Y53B4



Check out "The Birth of Thunder" Audio Clip @ http://youtu.be/8qHNsoOJ9C0




For further information on THUNDERWAR check:
OFFICIAL FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/thunderwarofficial
YOUTUBE CHANNEL: http://www.youtube.com/user/ThunderwarBand
MERCH: http://thunderwar1.bandcamp.com/

CONTACT thunderwarbandofficial@gmail.com

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