The sixteenth full-length album by legendary German Thrash Metal band.
Beer worship and Metal have been epitomized in the Tankard. While it might be hard to take a band writing almost exclusively about alcohol seriously, the devotion they’ve shown to Metal is undisputed. Often imitated but never duplicated, Tankard are the true Godfathers of this intoxicating frenzy and they show no signs of ever slowing down.
Tankard have been in existence since 1982 and have been pumping out their odes to inebriation since 1986. A dedication which has not gone unnoticed by Metal fans, many of whom now include Tankard with the other three famed Teutonic Thrash acts: Sodom, Kreator and Destruction.
Tankard’s latest effort, "R.I.B." ("Rest In Beer"), includes the songs are basically straight up Thrash Metal with some Hardcore/Punk influences mixed in. The end result is an unforgiving assault on the senses that leaves you wondering why this band isn’t more well-known in Thrash Metal circles.
It’s amazing that Tankard has managed to avoid the pit of mediocrity and still puts out quality releases. The album’s pacing and diversity are sure to hold the attention of even the most casual fan. Sure the formula is old but Tankard is a pioneer of the genre, they know how to write a quality riff and keep the structure tight!
So, open a brew and check out "Rest In Beer"!!
Nuclear Blast GmbH, 2014 (NB 3229-2). Made in Germany. First press.
1. War Cry 3:54
2. Fooled By Your Guts 3:07
3. R.I.B. (Rest In Beer) 5:05
4. Riders Of The Doom 3:43
5. Hope Can't Die 5:16
6. No One Hit Wonder 3:08
7. Breakfast For Champions 4:31
8. Enemy Of Order 3:32
9. Clockwise To Deadline 4:37
10. The Party Ain't Over 'til We Say So 3:21
Total playing time: 40:14