Released: 2006, Armageddon Music/Sound Pollution
Reviewer: Anders Sandvall
Reckless Tide comes from Hanover, Germany and was formed in 2000. Their debut landed them a bunch of gigs which were very appreciated by both fans and media. The band plays aggressive, fast thrash/heavy metal with two vocalists.
HELLRASER features 11 songs, and this album apparently embodies a three-episode story of the apocalyptic Hellraser. The last one is a bonus track called “C.H.A.O.S”. All of the songs are OK and the musicians are really skilled and deliver their thrash metal with incredibly speed.
One song that’s caught me completely off guard is “Kleemähendeäbte”, which is a strange, furious track that gives you headache. “C.H.A.O.S” is also a song they could have done without.The album is really solid except for those two tracks. It may be a little too long, but that’s a minor error.
Reckless Tide has made a great thrash/heavy metal album for the 21st century and nothing else. The band also features a few friends, including Hendrik Bache (Dew Sentenced) and Jeff Waters (Annihilator). HELLRASER is a given purchase if you’re a thrash/heavy metal fan and want to discover something new and fresh.Killer tracks are “The Preacher”, “Corrupted”, “Madness Within”, “House of Cards”, “Extesterone”, and “Hellraser”.