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CD review GODSLAVE "Welcome to the Green Zone"

Veröffentlicht am 17. März 2016 von Markus W. in Godslave, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal, News, CD Review, Destruction, Exodus

(7/10) I don't think that there aren't a lot of metal covers that are kept in green. The new disc of German Godslave got such an artwork which fits very well considering the album title being "Welcome to the Green Zone".

The five-piece from Saarbrücken, Germany is ready with their fourth album, featuring eleven songs that are typical German thrash metal. Especially the vocals, done by Gnomos, remind more than once of Destruction's Schmier, while some other parts of "Welcome to the Green Zone" are more Bay Area inspired. Talking about the vocals also means touching on one of the weak spot of this album. Actually the rougher vocal sections are done very well, but the high pitches become annoying over time. Next to this downer there are sometimes almost endless receptions of a riff like in  "Bloodhound Pack".

Anyhow, besides those two points of critisism "Welcome to the Green Zone" is a well done thrash metal album, that is authentic and kept true. It's not the musical finesse that is the major asset of this release and it's also not the level of innovation that is jaw-dropping. But it's the authentic approach and the passion of the five guys this album stands for. What you hear is what you get.

Songs like the aggressive "Mad in Germany" or the furious and more classic "Children of the Pit" are cool tracks with nothing to complain about. Those tunes are entertaining and uncompromising metal with the latter including even a sing-a-long chorus.

Each of you that prefers a very good a minor league match more than a boring major league competition should go for Godslave.





  1. Green Zone
  2. Bloodhound Pack
  3. So Let it Burn
  4. Because We Can
  5. Idolozed
  6. Demon
  7. Mad in Germany
  8. My Journey
  9. 6 2.3
  10. Children of the Pit
  11. Ebnd of History


Label: Green Zone Music

Genre: Thrash Metal

Release Date EU: March 18th, 2016

CD review GODSLAVE "Welcome to the Green Zone"

GODSLAVE on tour in April

Veröffentlicht am 11. Februar 2016 von Markus W. in Godslave, Tour, News, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Speed Metal

Godslave will release their new album "Welcome to the Green Zone" on March 18th, followed by some shows:

19.03.2016 Saarbrücken, Godslave Rlease Show
26.03.2016 Büßfeld, MISE Open Air Warm Up
02.04.2016 Tübingen, Epplehaus
08.04.2016 Goslar, Klub Kartell
09.04.2016 Hannover, Das Bad
16.04.2016 Saalfeld, Klubhaus Saalfeld
23.04.2016 Wiesbaden, Kreativfabrik
30.04.2016 Ulm, Hexenhaus
06.05.2016 Bottrop, Cottage Pub

GODSLAVE on tour in April

CD review GODSLAVE "Whatever you want" EP

Veröffentlicht am 8. September 2015 von Markus W. in Godslave, Thrash Metal, Heavy Metal, Status Quo, Hardrock, CD Review, News

(7/10) I wonder if the world was waiting for this. A young thrash band from Saarbrücken, Germany covers Status Quo. Probably nobody missed this so far. On the other hand - why not?

Godslave dared to go for such an experiment. I wouldn't say that it's a 'must have', but the six tunes are also too good for getting dusty in the farest back of your CD rack.

Godslave mainly sticks to the original. Classics like "Caroline" and "Down down" sound a bit harder than the Quo version which gives the tunes more of a party vibe.

Going that much for the original approach is a missed opportunity, esp. since "Is there a better way" shows that the tunes can handle some harsher arrangements.

To conclude: good idea, good songs, good sound and too much on the safe side if life. More thrash would have been nice.





  1. Caroline
  2. Little lady
  3. Is there a better way
  4. Oh baby
  5. Too far gone
  6. Down Down


Label: Green Zone Music

Genre: Heavy Metal

Release Date EU: September 25th, 2015


CD review GODSLAVE "Whatever you want" EP