Friday, August 20, 2010

Détente




Recognize No Authority, 1986
History 1 (demo '85 + Catalepsy demo '88), 1985/1988 (2008 CD reissue)
Decline, 2010
Thrash metal über classic! This stuff has the rage of Raw Power with the metal toolbox of early Megadeth | Exodus. They were one of the few speed metal bands with a woman singing, at this time it was pretty much Acid, Holy Moses, Znöwhite and Détente (yeah, Nuclear Death and Witches too, but they came out later and Warlock or Bitch where just not fast/heavy enough :-) - rare but KILLER! The new album Decline, just out 24 years after the first one, is another attack of ferocious, intense and plain excellent thrashing metal featuring a new and young but very, very angry lady on vocals. Nothing groundbreaking but everything skull-smashing! Do not miss the demo CD, the Catalepsy demo is just AWESOME!
CD rip. I didn't really enjoy Fear Of God (post-Détente, not the Swiss thing) and do not have the CDs anymore, sorry.

Buy Détente CDs!!!
Détente website
Détente on MySpace

7 comments:

  1. This is indeed most ZER!

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  2. Great stuff, the new album is a killer!! Tiina Teal is great!! R.I.P. Dawn Crosby!!!
    This is some great oldschool thrash metal, no numetal oder alternative neo-shit here!!!

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  3. Yessss total no-bullshit trans-generations thrashing ZERRR!! What's funny is the new singer may have not been even born when they released the 1st album.

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  4. Yes, but the way she sings reminds me of Dawn Crosby. And the album really sounds like a Detente album, after so many years.

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  5. NO MEDIOCRE...

    ERRRRRRRR click


    AWESOME BAND...

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  6. We've got a Parkinson in the house!

    Yes it totally sounds like classic Détente, it's the same guys on bass/guit/drum, and Tiina Teal screams like a maniac like Dawn Crosby (RIP), although I'm expecting to also hear her sing a bit (the DC voices in Catalepsy are so great).

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  7. I recall hearing the original version with dawn on one of those Metal Massacre LPs along with Armored Saint and others. would be cool to see the complete Metal Massacre series reissued as a box set.

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