Today in Metal: ‘Day of Reckoning’ by Destruction turns three years old

Posted by on February 18, 2014


Metal Insider contributor Anthony Maisano is listening to a different metal album that was released on that day every day this year. Today, it’s Destruction’s Day of Reckoning.

I enjoy the vocals on this album. There’s a lot of Slayer influence to me, but it’s not a copy. The singer took some influence, and crafted his own style. I also like the drummer’s bass and snare triggers, but his cymbals are insanely low in the mix. The riffs are quick and powerful, as they should be for thrash. The solos are cool, and spice things up along the way. The cover of Dio’s “Stand Up and Shout” is respectful, and done well. It’s a nice little tribute bonus to the album.

The song structure doesn’t have much variety here. As I went through the album, I felt like every song had an insanely similar format. The biggest killer here is the lack of variety in the actual skeleton of the song. It’s another album that I feel like thrash fans would like much more than I did though. I did really enjoy it, however.

Favorite Tracks: “Day of Reckoning,” “Devil’s Advocate,” “Armageddonizer.”

This was a really enjoyable listen. It gave me another thrash album that I enjoyed all the way through. I think thrash fans could only like it more. The lack of variety in the structure hurts it, but I think everyone will be able to cherry pick a handful of songs to take away from the album. Give it a shot, and see if you find your own favorites!

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