HistoryThese thrashers were formed as self-styled “samurai inheritors”in Tokyo in 2002. Two demos later (described as “samurai crunch” by the band) the band signed with the Japanese label Yggr Drasill Records and issued its debut in 2005. This album was reissued by Prosthetic in 2008. The band signed with the American label and issued its second record in July of 2009. Grief Of War was booked for Hong Kong’s Tomahawk Metal Fest for September of 2009. The group disbanded in 2019.
GRIEF OF WAR - WORSHIP - PROSTHETIC
Still playing competent thrash - but now utterly lost in the retro-thrash glut - grief of WAR has very little that distinguishes it from the next down-picking and palm-muting band. Maybe sounding a bit more Testament here as opposed Rust In Peace-ish on ”˜07’s A Mounting Crisis”¦, grief of WAR continues to reside squarely in the second tier and this material would have been b-side stuff even during thrash’s heyday. Record highlight "Built My Brain" is noteworthy, however, and had grief of WAR followed this song’s pattern more consistently, then Worship may have been something worth talking about. That said, for Japan’s best thrash hope, check out King’s Evil and its still impressive ’02 record, Deletion Of Humanoise. - David Perri