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Annihilator
Feast
Type: CD
Company: UDR
Release: 2013
Genre: Thrash
Reviewer: Eric Compton
Published: 2/20/2014
Songs are some of the band's best

Annihilator
Feast

Company: UDR
Release: 2013
Genre: Thrash
Reviewer: EC

  • Songs are some of the band's best



  • Regardless of mileage or incline, Waters and Padden continue to push that heavy load. "Feast" is the fourth collaboration between the two in a space of nine years. This partnership is ultimately the brains and brawn of the Annihilator machine and this new album illustrates that. Padden wrote the opener "Deadlock" and contributes on rhythm guitar in the live setting. In recent interviews, Waters stated that he would send pieces of these songs to Padden and the two would interact long distance on re-writes or changes. The end result works tremendously well as these songs are some of the band's best. "Deadlock" is a furious opening statement with those trademark riffs and timing changes. The same could be said for "No Way Out", another charging anthem that has Padden's softer vocals spaced evenly within the quick leads. "Fight The World" is another semi-ballad that shows Padden's sterile singing, something he also does quite well with "One Falls, Two Rise". The production standards are high with riffs and percussion high in the mix and the packaging is top notch. I couldn't be happier with "Feast" and depending on the weather it is my top pick of 2013.


    About this Writer:
    Eric Compton // Eric Compton lives in the most haunted city in the world, St. Augustine, Florida with his family and two yorkies. He has served as senior editor for MaximumMetal.com for nearly 10 years and is the author of the heavy metal book series--Denim & Letters. His reviews, interviews and social commentary has been featured on websites like Brave Words, Blabbermouth, Metal Temple, Metal Rules, Ultimate Metal, Metal Maniacs and Wikipedia.

    Maximum Metal Rating Legend - Click for Full Details
    5 Excellent - Buy it and say a prayer to the metal gods that you were tuned on to this masterpiece. A classic.
    4-4.5 Great - Almost perfect records but there's probably a clunker or a lacking somewhere to keep it from perfection. You won't feel bad about dropping some bones on these.
    3.5 Good - Most of the record is good, but there may be some filler. This is the OK range where you'd search for the record on sale or used.
    3 Average - Some good songs, some bad ones at about a half/half ratio. Could show skills but be dull overall. Redeeming qualities for indy bands are effort and passion. Majors that don't try or suck outright end up here.
    2-2.5 Fair - Worth a listen, but best obtained by collectors. There is much better metal out there.
    1-1.5 Bad - Major problems with music, lyrics, production, etc.
    0 Terrible or an otherwise waste of your life and time.

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    REVIEWER DATE
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