Lazarus A.D. - Black Rivers Flow


7.7 | 93 votes |
Release date: 1 February 2011
Style: Thrash metal

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01. American Dreams
02. The Ultimate Sacrifice
03. The Strong Prevail
04. Black Rivers Flow
05. Casting Forward
06. Light A City (Up In Smoke)
07. Through Your Eyes
08. Beneath The Waves Of Hatred
09. Eternal Vengeance

Guest review by
K†ulu
Rating:
8.2
Fun! Groove! Riffs! Yeah! Four years after their debut and two personal tragedies inside the band, Lazarus A.D. are back confident and strong with an addictive juggernaut by the name of Black Rivers Flow.

The great ideas found on the band's debut The Onslaught are truly taken to the next level and developed into great memorable songs. The band stepped a bit away from the thrash territory and went for a more groovy direction, which made many people who liked the debut angry, but the change, in fact, made Lazarus A.D.'s sound much more original. Black Rivers Flow has pretty much everything you need to get yourself into a good mood or have fun at a concert: plenty of good riffs and shredding solos, strong steady drumming, a few breakdowns here and there, diverse vocals, and easygoing song composition. There is a great catchy intro into the album that "American Dreams" begins with and then develops into a kick-ass opener. There is an equally catchy outro made from a great riff that "Eternal Vengeance" soothingly fades away with. Everything in between is one hell of a fun ride.

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published 09.08.2011 | Comments (0)

01.02.2011
Thrashers rejoice! Because, lo and behold, here's the first noteworthy thrash album of 2011. Crank 'em loud!

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01.02.2011 - 01:00
Rating: 8
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
Seems like they went a little more metal-core with this one...
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01.02.2011 - 19:09
Rating: 7
Destructo
It's not a bad album.....just a bit disappointing. Guess I was expecting a bit too much after their killer debut. They sound a bit like Pantera on this one, don't U think Hmmm......
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01.02.2011 - 21:12
Rating: 8
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
Written by Destructo on 01.02.2011 at 19:09

It's not a bad album.....just a bit disappointing. Guess I was expecting a bit too much after their killer debut. They sound a bit like Pantera on this one, don't U think Hmmm......


Agreed, It's very good, but the first one was maybe like an 8.8 to me so it's kind of hard to live up to that kind of expectation. Still gonna grab this one though
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02.02.2011 - 14:20
Rating: 4
Tatras
Very weak album
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02.02.2011 - 21:49
Rating: 9
Kubina91
Great Album: 10/10 Slowery than Onslaught, but better! I listen Master of Puppets and Pantera 90s, when I listen Black River Flow
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03.02.2011 - 03:11
Rating: 6
ScreamingSteelUS
Agent of Steel
I bought this at their show yesterday. Jeff Paulick signed it!
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Djently down the stream

I wonder how you will defend your ludicrous assertions.
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03.02.2011 - 11:38
Rating: 7
Destructo
Written by Death To Posers on 01.02.2011 at 21:12

Written by Destructo on 01.02.2011 at 19:09

It's not a bad album.....just a bit disappointing. Guess I was expecting a bit too much after their killer debut. They sound a bit like Pantera on this one, don't U think Hmmm......


Agreed, It's very good, but the first one was maybe like an 8.8 to me so it's kind of hard to live up to that kind of expectation. Still gonna grab this one though


Oh yes....the first album was really good....8.8 would definitely be a fair rating for that killer of an album.
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07.02.2011 - 00:38
Coolingsrock
Ill check this one out
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10.02.2011 - 08:00
Rating: 6
Tangerine
Jesus christ, what happened?

Generic Mid-Tempo stuff? You guys arn't Tempo Of The Damned era Exodus, damn it...

What happened to The Onslaught's assault of guitars? So much about the original album that was awesome seems absent here, and its very disheartening. Come on guys, you had such a great start! I'll let you have this little mess up... But come on, you can do soooo much better.

I give it a 6.5/10

Nothing really stands out, and the thrash is almost absent entirely. Dissapointing :S
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18.02.2011 - 10:13
Rating: 9
heavy_camel
This will be the greatest release of the year! This band is awesomely interesting, and not just any ol' bland and generic new era thrash band. Thes guys stand out! Still very much Groove Metal, and still very much with thrash metal riffs. Nothing to do with metalcore (ha ha come on now). Check out the "Making of Black Rivers Flow" on YouTube, where they explain the little change in direction - it HAS been four years since 'The Onslaught', so naturally they've grown.

VERY skilled musicians! The drumming and the guitars/soloing is nothing short of amazing! This is THE new (thrash) band that stands out among the generic!
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22.02.2011 - 22:57
Rating: 2
ShisKebab
Very weak compared to the first one. I can't even find words how much this cd sucks.
Shame really, i had my hopes up for this band.
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01.03.2011 - 06:58
Rating: 8
ZaP2012
it took me a couple listens to fully enjoy the album
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06.04.2011 - 13:09
Rating: 8
Moose
Such mixed reviews about this album :O
Will have to check it out for myself.
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