Razor re-released three of their albums via Relapse. Each of the records is completely remastered and might bring Razor the attention they deserve.

It starts with their 1988 album "Violent restitution" that contains furious thrash metal anthems that can be compared with thrash bands like Destruction and Exodus, but also Nuclear Assault. Without considering any compromise Razor fires those thrash bullets on you. As an add-on this albums comes with three live songs from the end of the 80's that are, based on the basic sound, stuff for die hard fans. 

(9/10)

 

"Shotgun justice" is the second record and the remastering added something extra to the listening experience. The sound is forcefull and diversified. The thrash metal is still as wild as one the predecessor by having a few more variations. Still music right into your face. With this record you get five extra song that are either live recordings or alternate versions.

(8/10)

 

Last but not least there is "Open hostility" that was originally  published in 1991; in a time when grunge took over and gained more attention. Razor still decided to fire all batteries. The sound moved a bit towards a thrashier version of Metal Church and some more melodic Dark Angel, but the Canadians still live up to their trademarks. This time it's eight extras on the album. Unreleased pieces and instrumental demos are enriching the album. Something you need to have as a Razor die-hard fan. 

It's great that Relapse is re-releasing those older thrash albums of bands that have been to much below the radar at their time.

(8/10)

 
CD review RAZOR "Open hostility", "Shotgun justice" & "Violent restitution"
CD review RAZOR "Open hostility", "Shotgun justice" & "Violent restitution"
CD review RAZOR "Open hostility", "Shotgun justice" & "Violent restitution"
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