Review by Krys on March 23, 2007.
We have a double debut on our hands here... TME's "Worlds Collide" is the very first album from this new Swedish band and it comes as a first release on brand new label Aphotic Records. In my experience that's a recipe for a disaster but this time around all stars had to align perfectly cause by the end of the year this will be a serious contender in the best debut category.
Enough with the new stuff, TME outside of vocal department hold by Andreas Stenlund is made up of Mattias Marklund (Vintersorg), Benny Hagglund (Fission, Vintersorg) and Johan Lindgren (Vintersorg). As you can see we have some experienced and skillful musicians hiding behind this beast but what comes as a little surprise is the musical outcome that can be described as an aggressive, melodic thrash/death metal. "Worlds Collide" is also not one of those old school tributes but rather an intelligent mix of what's best in today's metal scene. Full of well thought-out and carefully arranged tracks, thrashy guitars, solos and thundering drums this debut album show incredible potential of the band and puts TME in a front row position for the future growth and world domination. This is how thrash should sound in 21st century.
On the side not, congratulations to Aphotic Records... if only every new label started its existence with such an impressive release maybe then music business wouldn't cry about dropping sales and lack of fans' interest.
Categorical Rating Breakdown
Rating: 8 out of 10