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City's Gonna Burn (re-release) - Carsten Bahr - 8 stars
No Stranger To Danger (re-release) - Carsten Bahr - 7 stars
City's Gonna Burn /
No Stranger To Danger
(re-releases)
- Umberto Mino - 8 stars /
8 stars
Nothing Sacred /
Taste Of Rebellion & Live Untold
(re-releases)
- Umberto Mino - 7 stars /
7 stars


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Nothing $acred   Taste Of Rebellion & Live Untold

Nothing $acred / Taste Of Rebellion & Live Untold
(Massacre Records - 2009)


Lz Rockit new re-releases guys!!!!! This time we can appreciate Nothing $acred and for the first time pressed in Europe the live album Taste Of Rebellion, previously released only for Japan with the DVD Live Untold. This time Massacre record has done a fantastic thing, because the originals are hard to find, especially for the live album!!!!
Finally we can hear with a good audio some good thrash classics like Green Machine, Suicide City, The Enemy Within and many more... And the news in this review, I'm proud to announce that Lz Rockit have said that a lot of re-releases of their album will be available very soon!!!! Cool!!! I don't want to say more about these albums, because a lot of you must have them, in contrary case, just run to the nearest record store!!! Old school thrash is calling you. Can you resist thy call??? I'm just running now, especially for the live album!


7 stars / 7 stars

Umberto Mino
 

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No Stranger To Danger

No Stranger To Danger(re-release)
(Massacre Records - 2009)


The sophomore release of the Bay Area thrasher is also re-released by Massacre Records and so can shine again. This release was overdone - but only slightly - and got a new booklet. The album still has the authentic sound of that time, like the debut's re-release the raw charm is still there. Again they added 2 live tracks and so you get a nice package. Both albums aren't easy to get and so it's a good move. This album shows Lz Rockit - what a stupid name - musically a bit different. The debut was more speed / thrash metal while their second one is closer to the US metal sound. Just Neckbreaker and Wrecking Machine are thrashers! Even a semi-ballad (Spared From The Fire) found it's way on the album and shows that the band left the thrash metal a bit behind. Anyway, they have quite a few strong tunes, even if they show the band differently. Fans who like to own every piece of a band, it ain't a waste of money.


7 stars

Carsten Bahr
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)
 

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City's Gonna Burn

City's Gonna Burn
(Massacre Records - 2009)


The thrash revival is still going strong - luckily - and it's great that more and more young bands take the 80's Bay Area thrash into the new millennium and make it sound more modern! And it's great to have so many oldsters back in business - with more then just decent album. Lz Rockit's comeback album was quite good and so many fans might look for their early releases, even if they haven't been as legendary as the early works of Exodus, Metallica or Testament. Massacre Records is now re-releasing the power thrashers debut album City's Gonna Burn which got well received when it came out first. The raw charm of the album is still audible at this re-release and they didn't even make it sound thicker. Nobody can expect a monster production here, coz this is an 80's recording. And they aren't a real thrash band either. Lz Rockit combine elements of NWoBHM with the speed and power metal of their time. The high-pitched vocals are typical for the American bands, even if it might take time to get used to it. This re-release is documenting the past and takes old and new thrash fans back in time. It also shows some variety of the genre. They added two live tracks and so the nice package is worth spending money!


8 stars

Carsten Bahr
(translation: Claudia Ehrhardt)
 








City's Gonna Burn   No Stranger To Danger

City's Gonna Burn / No Stranger To Danger
(Massacre Records - 2009)


Now let's talk about history.... Lz Rockit started in 1982 their appoinment with metal!!!!
Now Massacre has the huge oppurtunity to show us how Lz Rockit were a great influence, not only for thrash, but for all the American metal with these re-release of their first two albums City's Gonna Burn and No Stranger To Danger, with bonus tracks on both CDs.
In this case I prefer to do one review for 2 titles for one simple reason: I think that most of you people know the value of these albums and don't need a 'track by track' review, and in case you don't know this band, please buy these 2 albums without prejudice, because you get good music on these 2 optical discs!!!! Songs like Prelude and Caught In The Act, Backbreaker and Wrecking Machine are made for non-stop headbanging!!!!!!!
Personally I came back to my adolescent days with these albums and I wanna thank Massacre Records for these re-release that makes me feel young one more time and Lz Rockit for the quality of their music!!! Thrash 'til death!!!!


8 stars / 8 stars

Umberto Mino
 

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