Album Review Format: Digital Stream
Band Name: Demolition Train
Title: Unleash The Hordes
Date of Release: January 2015
Record Label: No Remorse Records
Genre: Neo NWOBHM
Reviewed by: Geoff McGraw
Track listings: 1. Wrecking Crew 2.Unleash The Hordes 3.Kill Your Boss 4.Exploder 5.Metal Mayhem 6.Chase Your Blues Away 7.Hell On Earth 8.Headcrush 9.Demolition Train
10.All Hell Is Breaking Loose
Demolition Train is a 4 piece projecting their power from the land of Zeus and Apollo, that's right Greece! They Join the new wave of NWOBHM worshiping bands like Visigoth, and Night Demon. Fitting right in with either their contemporary old school revivalists or their elders from the heydays of Jean Jackets and Hightops.
It would be a bit easy just to classify Demolition Train as NWOBHM worship, their enthusiastic and bombastic sound definitely fits. However the album also pays large dividends in homage to the mighty Motorhead, and the Bay Area Thrash sound as well.
Once in a while an album comes along on which the musicians sheer enthusiasm in what they are doing comes through and makes your index fingers do the walking to find your very own copy right then and there. Despite a lack of diversity among the song presented here, the absolute energy and passion pulls you right along in it's wake. Fans of Saxon, Tank, Judas Priest, and Motorhead will consider this album well worth the purchase and will probably share it with friends saying, "DUDE YOU HAVE GOT TO HEAR THESE GUYS".
So throw on your patched up vest, crank up your turntable....errrr cd player and throw a kegger with your friends in your parents backyard, Demoltion Train will fit right in. A sure fire hit for genre fans for those willing to Unleash The Hordes.
9 of 10 horns