Five years have passed for the fifth studio full-length Slaughter to Survive – an effort that will probably keep the cult underground hordes satisfied, as this is very much a down to earth, meat and potatoes approach here.
A lot of the riffing, gang-shouted background vocals, and natural sounds certainly transport the listener back into the early Bay Area meets Teutonic scenes – pinpointing elements of Metallica, Slayer, Kreator, and Destruction circa 1983-1986 probably aren’t difficult for initial passes of the razor sharp “Revelation” or churning pit-friendly “Captured In Spite”.
Fatal Embrace know what they live for, churn out adequate offerings of old school thrash in a more primal fashion without succumbing to similar trappings as the new US or UK breed. Slaughter to Survive shouldn’t disappoint the underground maniacs into this 30 year plus movement.
1 The Upcoming Cruelty (Intro) 1:23
2 Revelation 4:42
3 Hellhounds 4:13
4 Dungeons Of Dread 4:06
5 Enslaved And Fallen 5:36
6 The Order To Kill 2:56
7 Penetrate The Night 5:09
8 Stay Hungry (Twisted Sister Cover) 2:39
9 Possession 4:40
10 Slaughter To Survive 4:53
11 Captured In Spite 2:49
12 From The Ashes 4:48