The New Elite United States Of AmericaCountry Of Origin: United States Of America
Master - The New Elite

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MB Rating: 9
[1 Vote(s)]

User Rating: 8.8
[6 Vote(s)]
The New Elite
Rise Up And Fight
Remove The Knife
Smile As You're Told
Redirect The Evil
Out Of Control
As Two Worlds Collide
New Reforms
Guide Yourself
Souls To Dissuade
Twist Of Fate

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2012
Label: Pulverised Records
Categories: Thrash, Death
8.8 out of 10 / 6 vote(s)

MetalBite Review by JD on 9/30/2012
I find myself sitting back and smiling like a cat after eating the very fat canary. After listening to forty four and a half minutes of some incredible sounding metal that made my day. This was what my metal needs were screaming out for. I started to research some information on this impressive band to get my review started - and happily, I’d might add as well. I was surprised at some of the stuff I was getting, and loved it.

Master is now based out of Czech Republic via Chicago Ill, and had been known to play some very aggressive Death Metal. Their newest album has been ‘tweaked’ a little, adding in a whole whack more than the standard, blood soaked Death Metal. Throwing into the mix some straight ahead vicious Thrash, adding in some old school metal and even a small hinting of Blues hidden amongst the metal storm that cascaded through out the album. Master explodes on you with world class musicianship not to mention some devastatingly heavy riffage.

Some tracks hold some old Celtic Frost styled inspired riffing which comes out thundering out like a stamped, that title track kicks off the CD. As powerful as it is blatant, this track is the perfect kick off to this album. Other tracks follow like the chaotic Death styled anthem 'Souls To Dissuade' to the meaty crunch and intelligence lyrics of 'As Two Worlds Collide' - you get a Death Metal band that is showing that they are not simply a one trick pony - but a band that has as much depth of talent as they have got sheer brutality.

This is a band that really has come a long way - creatively re-inventing themselves while still keeping the massive power they have developed. It is good for all of us metalheads, because we need those types of musicians that feed the need while blowing us away. That is my drug... and damn it is good... they are my Master.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 9
Production: 9
Originality: 9
Overall: 9

Rating: 9.0 out of 10