Californian Thrash Metal outfit Warbringer has been a band I followed ever since they’ve dropped their sophomore effort Waking Into Nightmares which was a fresh of breath air hearing amazing musical progressions and diversified thrash metal segments. Four albums later we experience a new chapter for Warbringer with the fifth full-length album Woe To The Vanquished which is the first record to be on Napalm Records after the previous being IV:Empires Collapse through Century Media Records. With Woe To The Vanquished it’s very interesting to maintain their roots as they progressed into a rather deeper, matured and adding differential sound elements that’s featured in this rampage of a album. There’s incredible moments of memorable leads, thunderous instrumentals and Warbringer’s music over the years has involved into a modernized and revolutionary Thrash Metal signature displaying amounts of endless warfare and spawned into a chaotic universe.
Woe To The Vanquished follows up prior to IV: Empires Collapse but in my personal opinion they’ve outshine themselves into the stratosphere making Woe To The Vanquished a much more aggressive, presentable and imaginative structures annihilating the Thrash Metal assignments to not only create a phenomenal listening experience but rather continuing a huge expansion upon themselves to make their trademark simplistic and enjoyable. There’s right amounts of chaotic guitar riffage, galloping drum work, assaulted bass tones and vocals are traditional Warbringer sounding fans will be highly associated by. For a Thrash Metal band like Warbringer it’s the madness opus to their 13 year career as each album is progressive, stronger and appreciative to know what the genre can portray. This is without question one of the best Thrash albums of 2017 and quite possibly one of the finest Warbringer album’s they’ve done in recent memory as it met my expectations to see this band go far into the realms of extreme music.
Overall Score: 9.0/10
Review by Jake Butler