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Metal Life Album Review: The German PANZER – Send Them All To Hell

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The German PANZER – Send Them All To Hell was released November 28, 2014 on Nuclear Blast Records. The German PANZER, the Teutonic Heavy Metal trio, is comprised of yet three undisputed genre legends: Vocalist & bass-player Schmier, best known as frontman of DESTRUCTION and HEADHUNTER, guitarist Herman Frank (ACCEPT, VICTORY) as well as drummer Stefan Schwarzmann (ACCEPT).

With that kind of lineup, could this album be anything but amazing? Nope, it is amazing. I had a lot of fun listening to this album. This is a trad metal/thrash metal masterpiece. ‘Mr Nobrain’ and ‘Virtual Collision’ are my favorites on this album.

You can tell that the music is being played by very experienced people. The skill is very evident and each song shines a spotlight on each member’s forte. Despite the members being from well established bands, THE GERMAN PANZER has its own sound with elements that will be familiar to fans of DESTRUCTION and ACCEPT. I was initially concerned that this would be either an “ACCEPT” album or a “DESTRUCTION” album, but it is so much more than that. This is not just some “supergroup” throwing together some songs.

I was most impressed with how each song was structured. It is like they took all the parts of metal and distilled them down to their essence and then crafted ten anthems of metal perfection. No filler, just pure 100% class.

Catchy rhythms, blistering solos, complex fills… they are all here. This is definitely one of my favorite albums of 2014. This is a must own, must play loud, must play frequently release.

Rating: 9/10

 

 

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