Faith is in Season
Enslain Magazine Issue #5
For the metal come latelies that have no clue about this legendary band, Master is a band that has been around since the early 1980s. Many of the bands that you enjoy today were directly inspired by this band and they should be given the respect and credit they are due. Now I can get of my metallic soap box and talk about this album.
Now while the band Master may be considered legendary, I am afraid that this album will not be considered as such. What? Did they wimp out? Did Paul Speckmann go the way of Metal's greatest traitors ever, Metallica? No kiddies, that is not the case. This album is not a wuss out in any way, shape or form, but it just does not seem to have the substance that Master is capable of producing. Just like Slayer never have and probably never will top "Reign in Blood," Master have not topped their brilliant self titled debut album released back in 1990.
While certain tracks have some good feeling especially, "Cast the First Stone," this album just is not catchy enough for me. Its good background music, but not the kind that grabs your attention, and throws against a wall and screams into your face. Master had the ability to do that, and I hope that with their next release they are able to do it again. Come on Paul, how about more face ripping tracks like "Pray to Die" or the immortal "Funeral Bitch"? I'm not saying clone them, but break out that classic Master recipe book when cooking up your next album, you fucking bitch!!!!!!!
-- Morbid Mario