Old school thrash metal, sounds straight from the era of Metallica’s Ride the Lighting, Master of Puppets, and Justice for All and Megadeth’s Peace Sells…but Who’s Buying. So think back to those years and how there really hasn’t been much lately that sound like that in terms of tone, speed, and attitude and once you can hear that, you have a good idea of what Mad Dragzter sounds like on their new album Master of Space and Time.
Mad Dragzter is yet another Brazilian act that metal aficionados likely have not heard but should check out. Hailing from Sao Paulo, Mad Dragzter returns after a 9 year hiatus with the same lineup as on Kiling the Devil Inside that was release in 2006. Pulling out all stops this time the band even enlisted talented artist Sergio Cariello, known for some work in Mavel and DC comics, for the album artwork. Most interestingly, the album appears to be available for free download, all 15 songs and 64 minutes.
Not knowing anything about Mad Dragzter before getting the album to review, I just went ahead and listened before looking up anything about the band like I normally do in these situations. From the very opening of “Almighty” I could make a number of observations and listening to just the one song, you can identify a number of other characteristics of their sound and songwriting.