Wim S. : Thunder Horse releases an eponymous debut album. The band has been around since 2012 but until now there was never a release of some sort. The four band members are all metal veterans from the Texas (doom) metal scene in the United States, in bands like Murderdolls and Pitbull Daycare. Thunder Horse appears to have a clear predilection for doom, classic rock and heavy blues.
The heavy riffs dominate on this album. Nice and heavy. In the tradition of a band like Trouble. Merciless chopping and pounding, supported by solid drums and ditto bass. The vocals are unfortunately a bit less attractive; too flat and too ordinary. The guitar solos cannot be left unmentioned, because they clearly stand out in every song. Fast, inventive and complementary to the song. Unfortunately, not all song material is equally interesting: the songs are way too long songs and have too little content ('Liber Ad Christ Milites Templi', 'This Is The End'). The best song is opener 'Coming Home' because it is the most exciting and well composed. The other tracks are (too) much alike to really captivate. In short: it sounds good but it is not really special