(8/10) This is pretty good stuff from South Carolina. Prowler, formed in 2010, is delivering this cool thrash package that is full of headbanging presents. After some EP's and the debut called "After you", the trio went in the studio again to work on the new masterpiece called "From the shadows".
What you get are eight thrash metal tracks that are oldschool; not being squared at all. The sound of the trio is inspired by the old classics from Metallica, Annihilator,.... Sometimes it goes even that far having those bands delivered a blueprint for "From the shadows". But there is enough own identity in the tunes which makes the album to thrilling listening experience.
The new longplayer feels more like a horror story told in thrash metal. Song titles like "Return of the living dead", "Out of the fog" and "Creatures of the black" are speaking for itself.
What ended up in a quite good song is the Ramones cover "Pet semetary". Prowler made a real thrash version out of this melodic punk rock anthem by keeping the spirit of the original. Very well done.
Last but not least the record also gains by a good sound. It was Roger Lian, who was also responsible for Slayer's "South of heaven", that gave "From the shadows" the needed punch.
All in all a great thrash album that is worth eight points.
- Out of the fog
- I am wolf
- The thing not seen
- Pet semetary (Ramones cover)
- Return to the lot
- Death on wheels
- Creature of the black
Label: Slaney Records
Genre: Thrash Metal
Release date EU: July 20st, 2015