Old School Thrash
Melkor | Orlando, Florida United States | 06/17/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Hallows Eve were a standard thrash band. If you enjoy good grooves and moshing beats this is an ideal album. The production is not great but the spirit behind the music helps make up for this. What Hallows Eve lacked in originality they made up for in intensity. Not as strong as Death and Insanity (previous album which featured a song on the Rivers Edge Soundtrack) this album still has excellent riffs and rhythym. "Rot Gut" and "Monument" are examples of the mid tempo grooves that permeate this album. Not as slow as Celtic Frost or as fast as Slayer, Monument is a good example of a grinding, mid-tempo thrash album. The lyrics are not particularly inspiring but they do cover other issues besides the standard death and demons lyrics of most thrash albums. A cover of Queen's "Sheer Heart Attack" is included on this album and a playful parody of Elvis- type music at the end of the album reveals a sense of humor often missing from thrash bands. Check these guys from Georgia out if you haven't already. This is classic thrash."
SPEED FREAK is just enough for getting the whole album
Juan David Alvarado | Guatemala Guatemala | 01/04/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Welcome back to the classic heavy metal songs, with a great doze of speed. Although i liked better death&insanity this album holds the mind thrilling success of "speed freak", great guitars and as a plus "Monument" and "Rot gut" and "no sanctuary" will lead you to a headbanging experience in the confort of your car (you must drive in order to enjoy speed freak)
GREAT memory to bring back, or a big step into classic heavy metal for younger audiences."