Released: 2006, Remedy Records/Sound Pollution
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Extrema is an Italian band with six albums under their belts. In Italy they are considered to be one of the biggest heavy metal bands. That said, I’ve never heard of them until now. The band plays ordinary, somewhat primitive thrash metal inspired by acts like Metallica, Pantera, Slayer, Anthrax, and Suicidal Tendencies – something that’s immediately apparent. And because of their obvious influences, they haven’t created any image of their own. Extrema’s music sounds too much like the above-mentioned bands and it’s therefore hard to say something positive about the band’s music.
Besides the 14 original tracks, they have also covered “Ace Of Spades”, which is pretty plain and almost as boring as the rest of the material. Sure, the guys are really talented, but there’s something missing. The music has nothing that grabs you. It’s really hard to write something positive about SET THE WORLD ON FIRE when you have forgotten almost all of the songs once you finish the album. There are a few songs that raise the temperature a little, which are “Nature”, “Restless Soul”, “Set the World on Fire”, and “Ace of Spades”.
Unfortunatley, Extrema’s time to blow away the world with their music has yet to come. In my book they still play thrash in the C or D league.