Artillery

Info about Artillery
Country Denmark
Added By lordoflight
16 years ago
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1985-2011 Metal
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9.4 x6
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
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Three users rate this artist 7.0 or better, nobody rates it lower. nobody thinks it is prog, nobody thinks it is merely related to prog and one user thinks that it's not prog. show details
Track Statistics The database currently contains 47 studio tracks by Artillery.
Track durations range from 53s to 7m 09s, averaging at 4m 43s with a standard deviation of 1m 06s.
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Review by Time_Signature 11 years ago <Permalink>
Artillery - B.A.C.K. 1999
8.5
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
"B.A.C.K." is not considered a proper Artillery album by some, and the Stützer brothers themselves have also described it as more of a project thing. But if it walks like a bantha and smells like a bantha, it must be a bantha, and this sounds like Artillery and it's got three fifths of the band plus, hey, it's released under the Artillery monicker.

So for my money, it's an Artillery album.

Musically, we are dealing with typical Stützer-composed Artillery thrash with fast paces semi-technical riffage combined with groovy and more melodic parts. There are a lot of strong tracks on this album, such as "Cybermind", "WWW", "how Do You Feel", "Paparazzi", and the title track. The afore-mentioned groovy parts are more prevalent on this album than on any predecessors, but that is probably due to a general influence from groove metal which was prevalent in the 1990s. Given that the band still retains some groove nowadays, "B.A.C.K." is perhaps a bigger milestone in the history of the band than most people consider it to be.

This is the last Artillery album to feature Flemming Rønsdorf on vocals. I have always liked his unique and strange voice, and I think that he does a really good job of it here, too. It is in part his presence on the album that makes this a true Artillery classic in my eyes (well, ears, I guess).

This is an underrated released by an underrated band. Thrash metal fans should check it out. It is not as good as the legendary "By Inheritance" or their subsequent albums, but it is still very good.

Oh, and Invocator and The Haunted fans might take an interest in it too, as it features Per M. Jensen on drums.

(review originally posted on metalusicarchives.com)
Review by Time_Signature 11 years ago <Permalink>
Artillery - My Blood 2011
10.0
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
(Warning: this review contains fanboy outbursts of joyous appraisal combined with political frustration and disillusion)

The world's most underrated thrash metal band are back. Artillery's forthcoming album "My Blood" is the Danish band's sixth album, and I must say, it really friggin' kicks ass.

First off, Artillery deliver their usual style of high octane somewhat technical thrash metal, and tracks like "Monster", "Dark Days" (man, the chorus is so awesome), "Death Is an Illusion", "Thrasher", "Warrior Blood", and "End of Eternity" are prime examples of Artillery's uptempo, aggressive, yet groovy and melodic and distinct style of thrash metal (which proves that you don't necessarily have get soft as you grow older).

But I also detect some experimentation and introduction of a couple of new elements. For instance, the opening track "Mi Sangre (The Blood Song)" is more epic and exotic than anything the band has ever done before. I mean, the eastern influences have been there since "Khomaniac" on their masterpiece 'By Inheritance', but here, they take it to the max with an introduction includes didgeridoos, Middle Eastern scales and an epic exotic feel.

As "When Death Comes" showed, vocalist Søren Adamsen has been a real asset to the band, and he continues to amaze on this album, and even those who prefer Flemming Rønsdorf's voice will surely have to admit that Adamsen has brought something new to the band with his powerful voice and sense of melody and precision. I ... -> show full review
Review by Time_Signature 13 years ago <Permalink>
Artillery - When Death Comes 2009
9.7
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
A thrash metal masterpiece worthy of comparison with thrash metal classics such as "Master of Puppets", "Rust in Piece", "Impact Is Immanent", "Arise", "Weave the Apocalypse", "The Legacy", "South of Heaven" and their own "By Inheritance", Artillery's "When Death Comes" is an almost perfect thrash metal release, at the same time modern and retro, it is, for my money, an instant classic. Each song contains a flurry of high energy riffs, and it's hard to imagine that this high energy music is performed by gerying and balding middle aged men (of course, skill comes with age, and these guys are higly skilled rock musicians). The vocals suit the music very well, and while I prefer Flemming Rønsdorff's vocals, sick as they are, their present singer, Søren Adamsen does a very very good job indeed. Hats off. This should appeal to any fan of early Testament, early Slayer, early Exodus, early Metallica - in short, any fan of classic thrash metal.
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Review by Time_Signature 13 years ago <Permalink>
Artillery - By Inheritance 1990
9.9
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
One of my favorite thrash albums of all times, "By Inheritance" manages to capture influences from the thrash scene of the late 80s in both Europe and America, blending in elements from, for instance, Megadeth, Metallica, Kreator, Anthrax, and Sodom into their own, quite original style of technical thrash metal. The vocals are sick in the good way, adding originality to the album. Fans of old school thrash metal and technical thrash metal should like this.
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Review by Time_Signature 13 years ago <Permalink>
Artillery - Fear of Tomorrow 1985
8.0
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Ah, "Fear of Tomorrow" by Artillery is a fairly unknown 80s thrash metal classic, combining the European/German thrash metal style associated with the likes of Sodom and Kreator with the American style of Metallica and Megadeth (and the quirky compositional style of fellow countrymen Mercyful Fate). While the production could be better as could, in some cases, the performances on this album, it's still an interesting listen, and not just for the sake of nostalgia. While "Fear of Tomorrow" is by no means a progressive albu, most of its tracks contain several crazy changes in time and tempo that some prog metal fans might appreciate.
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By Inheritance 1990
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9.8 x2
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Terror Squad 1987
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My Blood 2011
 #4

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B.A.C.K. 1999
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B.A.C.K. 1999
 11 years ago
Time_Signature
8.5
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When Death Comes 2009
 12 years ago
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9.0
When Death Comes 2009
 12 years ago
Time_Signature
9.7
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Terror Squad 1987
 13 years ago
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8.9
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
When Death Comes 2009
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
9.7
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
By Inheritance 1990
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
9.9
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Terror Squad 1987
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
8.9
Non-Prog Thrash Metal
When Death Comes 2009
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
9.7
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
By Inheritance 1990
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
9.9
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
By Inheritance 1990
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
9.9
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
By Inheritance 1990
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
9.9
Technical Non-Prog Thrash Metal
Fear of Tomorrow 1985
 13 years ago
Time_Signature
8.0
Non-Prog Thrash Metal