Shock Troopers
Blades and Rods
Style: Crossover Thrash Metal
Release date: February 2nd 2010

Fuck, yeah! An accordion solo! What a way to start off a crossover thrash album!

The style of this Italian outfit hasn't changed much since the debut release; crossover thrash a la 1990, with tonnes of nerve and sense for the genre. The focus is on live feeling rather than clinical tightness which, when done properly as it is in this case, gives an album great energy.

Simple, old-school approach, no frills, just thrash.

I like.


01. Intro (Metal Slug)
02. Competition
03. Take Your Eyes Off Me
04. Blades and Rods
05. Vice
06. Road Thrash
07. Toilet Show
08. Protection Money
09. Jail World
10. Waterboarding
11. The Rape

Label: Punishment 18
Promotion: Punishment 18
Artwork rating: 45/100
Reviewed by: Thomas Nielsen
Date: April 10th 2010
Website: Shock Troopers @MySpace