A. Katko | 12/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"What an amazing but unknown album. Realm was one of those incredible late 80's/early 90's technical (or prog if you prefer) thrash bands. The technicality of Coroner, but with the melody of Toxik and some incredible vocals.
Basically, this is one of the best melodic or technical thrash albums around. You're hit with the speed from the very beginning. Luckily, this album has the variety you need to stay interested. Eleanor Rigby is one of the very best covers in metal. The song is recognizable as a cover and keeps a lot of the feel of the original, but it morphs into a speeding thrash monster. Every chorus on the album will stick in your mind for days at a time.
This is one of those albums that's virtually undiscovered, even by thrash-heads. I really can't say much more. If you like Coroner, Mekong Delta, Watchtower, Atheist, Toxik, Annihilator, or any of the other prog/tech thrash bands, you'll love this album. Look them up on myspace if you need to hear more of the music before buying, but in all seriousness, you'll love them if you like any of the ones I mentioned above. If you don't, send me the album. I'll gladly take it!"