I’ve written about The Troops Of Doom before, so I don’t need to explain too much. After two great EPs, their first full-length album, Antichrist Reborn, has just arrived. The album begins with Dethroned Messiah and Far From Your God, which are quite thrash metal style, Slayer type 80s. Altar Of Delusion is an old school of thrash / death metal, while Pray Into The Abyss (starting with the introductory Grief) and Rebellion are reminiscent of Sepultura’s classic Beneath the Remains. That The Troops Of Doom are old school is best evidenced by Deserters From Paradise, which I would say is a homage to Metallica’s classic, Ride The Lightning. Apocalypse MMXII is a lull before the storm called A Queda (on Portuguese The Fall), where as a guest vocalist Joao Gordo, frontman of hardcore legends Ratos De Porao. Preacher’s Paradox, as the last song, is a great choice for the very end of the album. As a bonus to the song, there’s a cover of the song The Usurper by Celtic Frost, as well as a remake of Sepultura’s classic Necromancer, as before, giving it a new look.
The full description of the album is a continuation of what started with previous EPs, and that is old school thrash / death metal from the 80’s. Clearly, I must not omit how the cover of the album was done by the artist Sérgio Oliveira, best known for the work of the Sepultura’s albums Bestial Devastation and Morbid Visions. In the end, all I can say, whether you are a fan of the old school of thrash / death metal of the 80’s or Sepulture in general, you should not miss this album.