Sometimes brilliant, sometimes lackluster. What’s about this band?
Chainbreaker is a band from Canada with battle-tasted musicians from other ventures and they make thrash speed metal.
Hence the formula is complete, Canadian to the core, no frills and no quarter.
The problem here is a very simple one. They stick to a formula and for the sake of being cohesive, they don’t change it a bit. This is a very perilous code, because it works for some bands and for others, doesn’t.
In the case of Lethal Desire the answer is DOESN’T.
Not that it doesn’t have their moments: the earworm here for sure is Get Yer Feed that is rocker that is lethal to the core, perfect, well played and heavy! I loved this one.
Others like Chainbreaker, deliver, but don’t work as expected: There’s everything there, I mean it: but somewhat it’s unintelligent. There’s no riff that stays on the mind or a good chorus. If one listens to it, one might think: this song is okay, it’s a mix of Motörhead and Exciter. But try to spin it more than ten times for example: It doesn’t work, period.
Lethal Desire is not a BAD album. It’s actually good. It lacks creativity. Experienced musicians will always make a good work. But in this very case it sounded lazy: not in performance, no! They play like hell, they are fast, they are good. But they have everything to make a brilliant work, which I’m sure they will in their next chance.
Lethal Desire by Chainbreaker will be out on February, 15th via Hells headbangers in CD, LP, TAPE
(Daniel “Roderick Totentanz” Death)