BLIND ILLUSION - Wrath Of The Gods LP (Black Vinyl)
140 gram vinyl with insert and plastic protective sleeve.
Bay Area Thrash Metal legend Blind Illusion returns after 34 years with a follow-up to “The Sane Asylum”, featuring Doug Piercy (ex-Heathen)
and Andy Galeon (ex-Death Angel)!
Thrash as a primitive, earthy genre has given us many greats: Metallica, Slayer, Exodus, Death Angel, Heathen and the like.
But the more calculated, technical, and ultimately colorful inventors of progressive Thrash, a genre that blossomed handsomely after
Watchtower’s debut in 1985, are what truly push the limits of Thrash and test its creative bandwidth.
Blind Illusion on their new album “Wrath of the Gods”, achieve this to a degree that has seldom been approached, let alone passed,
in the rest of Thrash history, just as they did 34 years ago on “The Sane Asylum”.
What is most impressive and revealing about this album, however, is not the technical ability of the musicians involved
(although there is nothing wrong with their ability).
It’s the pure brilliance that shapes every song, and the demonstration of how focusing on the art of songwriting will work wonders for
What Blind Illusion does best on this new masterpiece is deliver cleverly-written and fun songs with catchy riffs.
At the heart of Thrash, that’s really all you can ask for.
The effects of how masterfully composed this album is has lend the production a unique ethos that makes it feel human.
This is a group of guys who know what die-hard Thrash fans want to hear, and they know how to put it on their 2022 album “Wrath of the Gods”.
• Although Blind Illusion did more recordings since 1988 this is truely a follow-up to the legendary album “The Sane Asylum”
• The CD version has two bonustracks
• The line up features Mark Biedermann (founding member), Tom Gears on bass, Doug Piercy on guitar (ex-Heathen) and Any Galeon on drums (ex-Death Angel), so the Bay
Area force is strong on this one
For fans of: Exodus, Heathen, Death Angel, Metallica, Toxik, Xentrix