“Impulsive Aggression” is a sweet instrumental intro starting things off with a futuristic friendly female computer dialogue setting the soundscape segueing into the thick laden groove of “Hurt Me Plenty”. Subsonic twin guitar harmonics and fast thrash beats progressively meld with Artos aggressive vocals, accenting the fast attack with a guttural bass depth. Insane snakelike screams with intense fretboard action is one of many faceted sides that Soulwound incorporates on this album. “Altars Of Skin” rips your speakers asunder with ballistic force. Exquisite speed metal, with a hypnotic groove and a blackened death metal growl, firing on all cylinders with plenty of dynamic twists and turns. Shifting gears onto “Alone Against All” blasts with a raw punk attitude yet full of progressive melodic
integrity and breakdowns that ascend to frantic crescendos. “Wasteland” dominates, crashing down on your soul like a Slayer storm, slowing into a comfy groove midway through then taking the scales to a sub sonic tempo. A dynamic
track that weaves plenty of intricate time changes and manic soundscape’s. “Crime And Punishment” has fast catchy hooks and intense drum work, highlight track six, driven by a midtempo rhythm and demonic vocals full of rich texture
that gel perfectly with the songs peaks and valleys. “Misery” has an effective death/thrash metal grip to it with a relentlessly assaulting attack on your cranium. Crisp guitar hooks with a deep kick ass bass/drum groove that will knock your socks off. “Hate Speech” rumbles with heavy drum rolls, breakneck tempos and commanding guttural vocals. Fast sweeping twin guitar leads midway through, are chaotic yet melodic, adding a manic touch to this mosh pit monster. The last track on “No Peace” is a wicked number called “Damned”. Face melting thrash with raw and heavy vocals and guitar hooks. Interesting tempo changes and guitar modes accentuate this beast. Like all songs on this album there is plenty of adrenaline, brute force and musical integrity from all members of Soulwound. Every tune is well-crafted with excellent song arrangements that highlight the band talents, complementing each other like a well oiled metal machine.
If you enjoy thrash/black/death metal full of aggressiveness and monstrous levels of thick heavy sound (these go to 11) then I would highly recommend you give this album a listen. On a scale of 1 to 10 broken necks I feel Soulwounds ‘- “No Peace“ will be responsible for 9/10 of them!
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