Review: Impervious

Impervious is the sophomore album from the Australian thrash metal band Mason. This album is the follow up to the band’s 2013 album, Warhead and it amazes me that it took any band four years to come up with these under whelming tracks.

Seriously, with nine new songs and running at a total of thirty six minutes. You would think that a band who had four years to top their debut record would come up with something a little more imaginative. Despite the fact that the band are clearly capable musicians who put on a good show through out this record, the music they have written and recorded is about as bland as you could possibly get from the thrash metal genre.

I always poke fun at bands like Destruction because they are a bit of a one trick pony. Yet, Mason chooses to mimic their sound down to the trademark Schmier vocal snarl and unimaginative song structures. This is a great example of once you’ve heard one song, you’ve heard the rest. Each song has the same vocals, the same rhythmic styles, the same tiresome drum beat and it goes absolutely nowhere.

It is a little ironic really because the band put on some solid rhythm playing and the lead guitar playing is especially nice. So, why couldn’t the group use their talents on something more varied and avoid playing the same stereotypical blast beat driven thrash songs over and over for the best part of forty minutes? It is by all means a waste of talent.

Rating : 6 / 10

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Track Listing :

  1. Eligos
  2. Burn
  3. Tears of Tragedy
  4. The Afterlife
  5. Impervious
  6. Cross This Path
  7. Sacrificed
  8. Hellbent On Chaos
  9. Created To Kill