Nima : When musicians that are/used to be active in bands such as Cauldron, Vanik, Rammer, Vulture, Goat Horn, Bat and Toxic Holocaust join forces to form a new band then you know already that it will be metal "as fuck"! And that is precisely the case with Chainbreaker from Canada. The fact that the debut album, Lethal Desire, will be released on Hells Headbangers, is also a good indication of the musical direction.
Chainbreaker plays old-school, dirty black/thrash and roll in which the influences and traces of the (ex-)employers of the quartet are clearly audible. In addition, we hear the necessary influences of early Bathory, Celtic Frost, Venom, Razor and numerous similar (younger) bands. The album is produced by Toxic Holocaust-mastermind Joel Grind, who as usual has provided the appropriate sound and atmosphere. And that is more or less all there is to say about this record! You do not need to expect any traces of innovation and originality here, and the element of surprise is also nihil. That however does not mean that the gentlemen have not managed to deliver a bunch of (short but powerful) songs that will definitely please the fans of the genre. In addition, we are dealing a group of seasoned musicians who clearly know what they are doing. Personally, I find this album to be very entertaining and can listen to it several times in a row without getting bored. What I miss here, however, is the memorability of the material, because even after several listens in a row the material still does not really linger. But hey, that is often the case with such bands and does not makes the album less fun.