Algebra – Pulse?
Reviewed: October 2019
Released: September 2019, Unspeakable Axe Records
Rating: 4 / 5
Reviewer: John Haseltine
Unspeakable Axe Records is proud to present the latest powerhouse released by Switzerland’s own Algebra. Algebra formed back in 2008 and has not had much of a problem getting their sound out to the masses. PULSE? is the 3rd full-length album by the band and it is sure to turn some heads from I have listened to here.
Algebra plays a blend of death/thrash that has a modern feel to it while incorporating the essence of an old school yet polished thrash metal sound to it. As always, the dreaded comparison to the ‘old-school’ is mentioned. I have not figured another way other than that to describe a lot of newer bands that are writing and playing great metal of any genre when it stylistically harkens back to the days of old.
And on that note, yes, the style and sound are just that. Algebra plays a sort of progressive thrash or Bay Area thrash if we must go there too. And in areas, there are touches of death metal but no really enough to put that label on them. Overall, PULSE? It is a good listen that needs to be spread around. What these guys are putting out there is very good with a bit of original sound to it.
For fans of Coroner, Watchtower, Forbidden, Sepultura, early Hades. Well worth the buy!
1. Ego Destroyed
2. Inner Constraints
3. Addicted to Authority
4. Digital Master
5. Quantum God
6. Simulated Mind
7. Manipulated Soul
8. Prelude to Hate
9. Hateful Source
10. Concrete Jungle
12. Dead Embryonic Cells
Tony Sharp – Drums
Phil Void – Guitars, Vocals (backing)
Mat Jass – Bass, Vocals (backing)
Chaos Edy – Guitars (lead), Vocals