ExtermiNation starts in the same place it finishes: with incredible speed, efficiency, and overall metal awesomeness. The grooves on “Destroy All Monsters,” “Tomorrow,” and “Fire Burns Within” are expertly written and performed by the threepiece group. The solos throughout the album are technical, precise, and easy on the ears. Even when the band slows it down for the only ballad, “River of No Return,” they do it with the kind of grace the metal gods would be proud of. The only downside to the entire compilation is when the vocalist tries to hit high octaves: He hits
them, but does so miserably.
From the first track to the last, Raven brings it fast and powerful with legendary sounding grooves, incredible bass lines, and kickin' drum work. ExtermiNation in it's entirety is pure audible gold. There is something on this album for every metal fan out there. This album will be exactly like the band that created it: Legendary.
Captain's Approval Rating: 9.7/10
Mark Gallagher Guitar, backing vocals
John Gallagher Bass Guitar, Vocals
Joe Hasselvander – Drums
Destroy All Monsters
It's Not What You Got
Battle March Tank Treads (The Blood Runs Red)
Feed the Monster
Fire Burns Within
One More Day
Thunder Down Under
River of No Return
Malice in Geordieland
Raven will release ExtermiNation via SPV/Sledgehammer Records in North America on April 28, 2015.
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