"Behind" (Wormholedeath; 2021)

Reviewed by R. Scott Bolton

Okay, they call Engraver's album, "Behind," an EP because there are only five tracks on the album. Fair enough. But when you realize the running time is nearly half an hour, the term "EP" barely applies.

That being said, fans of thrash metal will find plenty to like on the five tracks here. Loaded with fiery guitar leads, furious rhythms and vocals that fall just this side short of growls, "Behind" sets the stage of its horror-based theme with the intro, a John Carpenter-esque, synth-wave instrumental entitled, strangely enough, "Intro."  From that point on, however, it's no holds barred with Engraver ripping through the remaining four tracks like a heavy metal locomotive, culminating with the epic, 9-minute plus "Hiding the Curve" (which, to be fair, its at least two minutes of end-of-track instrumental fade-out).

Fans of thrash metal and horror rock will find "Behind" to their liking. I especially liked the wet gore effect at the end of "The Last Victim." Brief, but to me sounded like Tom Savini doing something with a machete.

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Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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