Recent Reviews

18.02.2018

11.02.2018

04.02.2018

28.01.2018

21.01.2018

14.01.2018

[ More Music Reviews ]


Detente: Decline
Detente Decline new music review

Detente: Decline

Thrash/Punk/Heavy Metal
Rating: 3.5/5.0

Fans of 80's thrash metal may have to dig deep into their black memories to remember thrash pioneers Detente from Los Angeles. Detente's approach had some novelty with a female lead singer Dawn Crosby (d. 1996), who could shred her lungs every night, nuances of punk, and lyrics focused more on sociopolitical commentary rather than lust and hate. Their seminal, and only, recording Recognize No Authority is an obscure, but underground thrash favorite among connoisseurs (currently re-released). Following the reissue of this classic, the band returned to the studio with new vocalist Tiina Teal to record Decline.

True to their roots, Decline revives Detente vigorous thrash/punk style. Teal's screaming vocals are matched equally by a breathless pace and blistering, finger bleeding guitar solos. Additionally, listen for some expressive bass lines on Predator and Kill Rush. Never to be pigeon-holed Degradation Machine underscores the thrash with some classic 80's heavy metal. The single flaw, however, is that the work is too short with only eight songs. Nevertheless, if you're a longtime fan of thrash metal's roots or simply want to discover the heart and soul of the genre from its earliest days, then you should put Detente's Decline on your recommended listening list.

CraigHartranft.net - New fiction, crime fiction by Craig Hartranft

In Short

If you're a longtime fan of thrash metal's roots or simply want to discover the heart and soul of the genre from its earliest days, then you should put Detente's Decline on your recommended listening list.

Find A Review

Alphabetical Index

a b c d e f g h i j
k l m n o p q r s t
u v w x y z #
Album of the Week
Click to read the Dukes Of The Orient 2018 Debut CD Album review

Having roots in Asia featuring John Payne Dukes Of The Orient brings together John Payne (vocals, bass, guitars) with his former Asia keyboard player Eric Norlander. They are helped along by additional ... [ Read More ]