ASSAULTER - AUSTRALIA

Salvation Like Destruction - 2008 - Iron Bonehead/Pulverised


  
 
Members

S= S. BERSERKER [SIMON BERSERKER]
G= S. BERSERKER [SIMON BERSERKER] - T. HELLFINDER
B= Deströyer 666>>S. BERSERKER [SIMON BERSERKER]>>Deströyer 666 - Shackles>>M. INTRUDER [MATT INTRUDER]>>Shackles
D= A.C.



History

Out of Australia’s New South Wales came this version of Assaulter as of 2004. The 2005 demo, Proselytiser, featured drummer and established the band’s raw death metal sound a la Hallows Eve and the like. The band issued a demo called Omnipotent in 2006. Iron Bonehead issued a 2008 EP called Subservience before putting a full-length out. Pulverised Records of Singapore issued this album in order to give it the compact disc treatment. Iron Bonehead issued a split 7” for the band and Trench Hell of Melbourne in 2009. With T. Hellfinder and M. Intruder in the line-up the band opened for Gospel Of The Horns in 2009.

Reviews

ASSAULTER - SALVATION LIKE DESTRUCTION - PULVERISED  
This reviewer is not exactly loving the mustard colour of the album jacket, but the shark devouring the li’l Christian fish is amusing. The band is a new Aussie act priding itself consciously and deliberately on its old-school death/thrash metal music. The group sounds as if it’s 1985 all over. The music, vocals and production come across as a pioneering underground demo of mid-'80s. In that respect, the band has really succeeded. However, even in those heady years there were two types of bands slithering underground. Unfortunately, Assaulter comes across as one of the class of bands, which did not deserve a record deal and never did. The group has the whole early Celtic Frost guitar sound, early Master thrashing with Hallows Eve riffs and singing down, but while those bands had an audience Assaulter is the band that would never climb higher than an underground zine’s demo reviews’ page. Beyond the odd melody on Glory Alone, the other songs have a crackling naiveté that is pure thrashing mayhem and a pounding metal that is as underground as progressive values in the Australian outback, but that is the extent of Assaulter’s usefulness. - Ali “The Metallian”




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