Razor - Open Hostility CD
The CD edition on RELAPSE with a shitload of bonustracks
Razor is a member of a very exclusive club; they are among a rare breed of bands who did not bottom out and suck more than a Hoover after having spent a number of years in the game. The league of legendary thrash metal bands, especially, seemed to have been contractually obliged to be agonizingly unlistenable by album number seven or so, but Razor proved to still be riding high on quality once “Open Hostility” found its way in the world. The 1991 offering holds a special place in my heart, as it was my first exposure to the world of Razor, but I’m also quite fond of it because the undisputed glory of the band remains solidified in the psychosis of awesome thrash, hard as a fucking rock.