Reviews Annihilation Time III: Tales of the Ancient Age

Annihilation Time

III: Tales of the Ancient Age

With fuzzy riffs, elongated solos and twin guitar leads ala Maiden, this is a Hessian’s dream. On III: Tales of the Ancient Age, Annihilation Time leaves the D.R.I. thrash influence in a cloud of bong smoke to focus on their shredding. That is, when they aren’t ingesting chemicals, breaking bottles, or diving into the broken glass.

Nearly every song on this album features gnarly licks that’ll make you want to grow your hair out for the sole purpose of head banging. That is if you can even stand up after killing so many beers to properly rock along to this album.

And that’s why thrashers and crusties still covet this so. Not so much a party band like Municipal Waste or Spring Break, Annihilation Time is a band that happens to party. Better, they are a band that incites a party. Clearly a stoner rock band - the mustaches and denim vests prove it so - they still have the strong punk ethos in their lyrics: work sucks, get fucked, let’s rage.

Released by Tee Pee, this is a perfect home for the band as this album has a closer association to the latest Witch album than anything on Earache. III is the best release by a band that continues to evolve their sound.

8.5 / 10Scottie
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