The world is always a better place when THE master blaster, Pete Sandoval, is actively playing music. After overcoming the arduous journey back from back surgery, he teamed up with multi-instrumentalist Lee Harrison (MONSTROSITY) and vocalist Sam Molina (ex-MONSTROSITY) to revive TERRORIZER.
The long and short of it is that Caustic Attack is the band’s best album since their infallible landmark debut, World Downfall. In fact, Caustic Attack is one of the top albums of 2018. All apologies to Lee but shit, we didn’t know he could bust out out such good riffs as he’s built his reputation as a drummer.
Getting back to the Commando, the beauty of Caustic Attack is that it can be thoroughly enjoyed in different ways. You can enjoy the exciting, heart pumping songs themselves or you can just focus in on Pete‘s drumming and just marvel at how he crushes all.
Caustic Attack starts off with songs that are geared towards being album openers with lots of immediate blasting and catchy, simple riffs that carry more of a punk/grind feel. Half way through the album with “Trench of Corruption,” things get more ominous and darker. There is this tangible feeling of urgency and momentum that are undeniable. And this is where TERRORIZER truly shine and separates itself from the pack.
Don’t deny yourself one of the best extreme metal albums in recent memory. A new beginning is here for one of the godfathers. Bow down. (The End Records)