Label : I Hate Press : IHRCD057 - Germany Year : 2009
New or Used : reissue new
Germany's MINOTAUR was formed in 1983 by three young musicians wanting to play really fast and aggressive metal, the sort that bands like SLAYER, DARK ANGEL and POSSESSED played. After releasing three demos in '86 and '87 and appearing on the "Teutonic Invasion Part I" sampler released by Roadrunner Records to much critical acclaim the band self-financed and produced a debut album called "Power of Darkness" in 1988. Characteristic of the Teutonic school of unmitigated violent thrash metal this is a genre classic, never mind the fact of it not often being mentioned in the same circles as albums by more well-known German thrashers. It's been a long time coming but what you now hold in your hand is MINOTAUR's new album! Yes, it's been more than 20 years since "Power of Darkness" but the band has the same righteous and inexorable attitude towards playing real metal, as it was in the 80's, and it pays to use the same producer as in '88 because they sound just as raw, intense and uncompromising as they did then. Minotaur Thrash the way only Germans can! No one will be spared!