Here was a nice unexpected surprise out of Brazil. Blow On The Eye by Brutallian is a pretty solid dose of thrash metal with a bit of a traditional base behind it. I really didn’t know what to expect going into this CD and once I hit play I was really impressed by the endgame. The do it yourself kind of feel resounds on this album, yet the production is definitely pretty good considering that is an area that leaves most Brazilian bands a bit lacking. The music is pretty well written and though there is nothing new or original, they definitely know how to pen some solid headbangers. The riffs sound fresh and they definitely get your fists pumping. The vocals are very good and reminiscent of something from a USPM style band (Cage’s Sean Peck really comes to mind here), which works rather well with the music itself, probably as this is not a full on thrash assault. The end result is that there is not a lot of negatives on here and as far as quality unsigned bands goes, Brutallian has so much to offer the metal underground. This is definitely one of those bands that has the potential and are just needing that break to come their way. Well done!
Choice Tracks – Blow On The Eye, Black Karma, Hell Is Coming With Me, I The Scoundrel, Pain Masterpiece