Review: Thrall

(Alternative Tentacles)

Thrall’s Mike Hard (God Bullies) continues to deliver kick-ass hard rock with lyrics to commit to heart. It is fitting that Thrall come onto the Alternative Tentacle roster because Jello Biafra’s lifelong message of anti-authoritarian individualism matches Mike Hard’s message. While this album does not rise to the level of God Bullies’ “Mamawombwomb” or Thrall’s “Hung Life God”, this is a smart, post-metal hard rock album that has got more to say and a better way of saying it than most comparable 2004 releases.