Band : Objector
Album/EP : Social Intolerance
Genre: Thrash Metal
Label : Malevolence Records
Location : Turnhout, Belgium
FFO : Kreator, Annihilator, Slayer
Thrash metal, its where I got my start. My father used to blast Metallica and Slayer quite often when I was a kid. Just when I thought modern thrash metal as dead, Objector have come around to prove its still alive. You just have to know where to look. I have never heard of this band before, so when I heard the first song, I got super excited.
The production on this record is fantastic. It captures, to me, everything a thrash metal album should be. The guitars aren’t to loud, but they are tuned down just enough. Everything is recorded in a way to where it almost sounds like it has a hint of old school recording sound. The shining element to me is how this sounds like they have been around for years. All the instruments sound super tight, and the vocals sound like typical thrash vocals. They sound like there is a hint of force behind them, but not enough to completely scream.
All the songs flow great! Super fast, super clean, and filled with blazing fast riffs and thunderous kick drums. I feel like every song is rue to give you whiplash from head banging. The lyric theme I caught through out this release, is almost typical with most metal. There is death, destruction, and some end of human life as we know it. But themes like that almost always make for good lyrics.
This album has been on repeat since Malevolence Records sent it my way. It is really a fantastic record. Compared to their EP “Stand Your Ground”, they all have grown as musicians. The playing got faster, and tighter. The riffs and drum parts got more complex. I literally can not find a thing to complain about here.
Overall, I’m super excited to see where this band goes. I love me some good fast thrash metal. I feel that if they try, Objector can help to reinvigorate and breathe new life into thrash. I would HIGHLY recommend this record to anyone who is a thrash metal fan. I look forward to seeing these guys in the states one day.
Star Rating: 10/10
Strongest Song: Life Denied, Alarm