Under The Oak – Ripped Up By The Roots !!
Tuesday, October 27th, 2020 - Posted in Album Reviews
Country : Norway
Genre :Speed/Thrash Metal
Band members : Jostein – Vocals, Bolverk – Guitar, Hillbilly Bill – Bass, Marius – Drums
Latest release : Ripped Up By The Roots(2020)
Record label : Wormholedeath records
UNDER THE OAK started out as an 80’s Speed and Thrash Metal cover band playing songs from Exodus, Testament, Flotsam & Jetsam, Candlemass etc, until they had enough songs to do a full set of covers. The more they played and practiced, the more the original thrash-riffs started turning up. While still playing covers they started putting a few UNDER THE OAK-originals into the shows. The result of this is the WICKED album RIPPED UP BY THE ROOTS, consisting of 10 original songs and 2 cover songs. As the band states : “Make no mistake, WE ARE STILL A TRIBUTE BAND and will continue paying homage to the eighties, but we will do so both through our own material and through cover songs”. A regular UNDER THE OAK show will be a mixture of this, but still weighing heavily on the cover material. So far, they’ve concentrated on American stuff, for some reason, but now focused a bit on Germany and there will be many surprises in the upcoming UNDER THE OAK-shows !! This album is what any speed/thrash metal fan would want : LOUD, FAST, HEAVY \m/\m/ Personally, I think these originals can go toe to toe with anything that’s out there today !! Max volume !!
2. Chaos in the Pit
3. Hymn for the Fallen
4. The Fountain
5. War of Attrition
6. Total Human Destruction
7. Turned Into Leaves
8. Wrath of Nature
9. Butterflies & Unicorns
10. Terror & Violence
11. Solitude (Candlemass Cover)
12. Pounding Metal (Exciter Cover)
Keep on ROCKIN !!