SHRINE OF SCARS - VIOLENCE IS THE ANSWER - DISFIGURED
Shrine Of Scars is an American band, can you tell? Adorned with imagery of war and force, Violence Is The Answer arrives at Metallian Towers demanding attention. The band, whose logo has changed since its demo, is thoroughly a thrash metal act. SOS mixes the vocals of Kreator with a primitive assault reminiscent of early LA thrash metal like Dark Angel or Viking. The band needs to ramp up its technical ability, lead guitar presence and even drumming, but as an study in metal violence this album should do in its current form. Kudos go to singer Dave Levya who screeches non-stop. Even though the band slows down to concentrate on more pounding rhythms on a song like Strangled By The Hands Of Fate - charming title incidentally. - Ali "The Metallian"