THRASHERS TANTARA OUT WITH "SUM OF FORCES"
The Scandinavian thrashers Tantara unleash their sophomore album “Sum Of Forces” to the hungry pits today! It’s been 6 years since their debut full-length ‘Based on Evil’, and now the fierce thrashers are back again with another –6-track charge-straight-through-your-cranium album!
The follow up on “Based on Evil” takes raw, old-school thrash and mixes it with more melodic heavy metal influences. With this new release the band shows once again that thrash isn’t dead - it is very much alive in Norway.
Telling the story of how society drags you down, the band takes you on a dramatic journey of the soul. The album is wide and varied, ranging from instrumental behemoths to the melodic and groovy, discovering new elements of thrash along the way. With a clear vision of making a distinct sound, they wrote most of the songs about struggle, being oppressed and finding your own path. This is expressed through the collision of violent riffs and beautiful melodies, accompanied by a critical view of society.
And so, it’s been 6 years since their debut full-length album ‘Based on Evil’, and now Tantara is back again with another full-length –a 6-track charge-straight-through-your-cranium album entitled ‘Sum of Forces’. Tantara never shy away from their essential thrash roots, however, the roots have clearly grown and expanded outwards to a larger territory. The album opens up with a steamroller of a track with the title ‘Punish the Punisher’, setting the mood from the get-go, and over the course of the record, rushes through both intensely fast-paced tracks, as well as a mid-paced track, conveniently titled ‘Sleepwalker’, and closing up the album with a seemingly chilled and contemplative track that evolves into various moods and atmospheres. The riffs are as heavy and virtuous as ever, the vocals sear through your earlobes like a hot cleaver through fat, and the rhythm section shreds away throughout; truly this album offers an unquestionable satisfaction to any thrash metal fan’s needs.
1. Punish the Punisher
2. Death Always Win
5. Sum of Forces
6. White Noise
Fredrik Bjerkø - Rhythm guitars / lead vocals
Emil Sigstad Moen - Bass / backing vocals
Stian Sannerud - Drums / percussion
Per Semb - Lead guitars / backing vocals