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Band: PRAYERS OF SANITY
Title: Religion Blindness
Format: CD
Release Date: 22/Mar/2010
Price: $9.00 USD

EBM records presents the 3rd offering of the "Thrash is Back" Series.

Coming from Portugal and nominated already as the best "Thrash Metal" album of 2009 at "Thrash Zone", Prayers of Sanity have decided to show everyone that 80's Thrash still lives.

Altough influenced by several music genres, Thrash-Metal stood out and defined the stile of these Portuguese Thrashers.

After 20years of the origin of this genre, Prayers of Sanity made Thrash-Metal a constant meal, but still adds its touch of modern energy, beer and party! Prayers of Sanity are not "just another Thrash band"!

Religion Blindness is the Band's debut Full Lenght and is the best example of some of the best Thrash Metal coming from Europe at this modern day.

The music is intense, the shows are passionate and you can feel how the Metal flows through the blood of these Young and Promising Thrashers !!

> Track List
1. Religion blindness 5. Shards of evil
2. Waiting on death row 6. Monochromatic war
3. Evil may die 7. Something kills you all
4. No redemption 8. Shadow-crawler
> Sound Sample


> Reviews
Metallized
Prayers of Sanity , provenienti da Lagos (Portogallo), si sono formati nel 2007 con l'obiettivo principale di ripercorrere pedissequamente le conosciutissime strade del classico thrash metal ottantiano, senza voler minimamente azzardare nulla o ricercare qualche eventuale soluzione innovativa. Il loro esordio, il demo Tuned To Thrash , risale al 2009 e nello stesso anno hanno sfornato il massiccio debut album Religion Blindness . Il gruppo, che nel 2010 ha avuto un cambio nella line up (il chitarrista Paulo ha preso il posto di André ), si è fatto conoscere tenendo concerti nella propria terra natia, in Irlanda, Germania, U.S.A., condividendo il palco con band quali Destruction , Municipal Waste , Bonded by Blood e Toxic Holocaust

Il full lenght contiene otto tracce che troveranno senza alcun dubbio estimatori tra gli appassionati più oltranzisti del genere. Il disco risulta essere egregiamente prodotto e si lascia tutto sommato ascoltare gradevolmente, non presenta momenti memorabili, ma nemmeno parti deludenti; le liriche delle canzoni, come si può facilmente arguire sia dal titolo che dall'artwork, trattano tematiche a sfondo religioso e politico. Alcuni potrebbero ravvisare l'inutilità di suonare ancora musica thrash sentita una miriade di volte ed in ben altra veste nel periodo d'oro, tuttavia ho riscontrato alcune soluzioni convincenti che consentono in definitiva una valutazione positiva dello sforzo prodotto dal gruppo lusitano, pur riconoscendo di fondo un'eccessiva ripetitività nella struttura dei pezzi. Sono degni di menzione il ritmo indemoniato della title track (ideale per un forsennato headbanging), l'iniziale riffing velenoso di Waiting On Death Row (tagliente come un rasoio) e l'atmosfera quasi rarefatta con la quale si apre Shards Of Evil ; nelle dirompenti No Redemption e Monochromatic War si ammirano, invece, due trascinanti assolo di chitarra, mentre nella slayerana Something Kills You All spiccano pregevoli cambi di tempo che rendono la song piuttosto interessante. Soddisfacente la prova della sezione ritmica ed in particolare il drumming preciso del batterista Bruno .

Nel complesso, siamo al cospetto di un lavoro passabile, senza troppe pretese se non quella di voler rinverdire a tutti i costi i fasti del tanto amato thrash: alla fin fine, comunque, possiamo anche affermare che tale scopo è stato ampiamente centrato soprattutto perché, come abbiamo visto, la presenza di alcune parti decisamente trascinanti, pur nel loro manifesto manierismo, pongono in evidenza l'ottima verve e l'attitudine al thrash dei Prayers of Sanity . Lavoro ristampato dalla EBM Records destinato solo ai patiti; staremo a vedere se nel futuro questa band intenderà ricercare un sound più personalizzato
Lords of Metal

This 然eligion Blindness' CD by the Portuguese Prayers Of Sanity is actually a rather standard album, and yet it is also an album that tickles my interest a lot. So, how is this possible then?

Let's start with the description of standard first. The sound of 然eligion Blindness' is normaal. The songs are all written according to the most common structure there is in thrash metal and the result of this is that those of you who are familiar with this type of music can hear the breaks, riffs and faster parts already before they have even arrived. Besides this the decent voice from Tiao only shows some weakness during the semi ballad 全hards Of Evil' and so these eight tracks (firty five minutes of music) are all very much done according to the unwritten rules of thrash metal.

But what is so interesting about an average album then? Well, the songs from 然eligion Blindness' are very well performed by the band. These four men play very tight and fanatically. The dark but still normal sounding vocals from Tiao fits in just fine and the solos are sharp. I can't point out at some mistakes and if you listen to a track like the crushing one 薦vil May Die' or 全omething Kills You All' you will also admit that this album is just fine.

Rating: 78/100

Stereokiller

The 3rd installment of EBM Record's Thrash is Back series. Like the first 2, this is more typical thrash rehash. Forming about 5 years ago, they say they want to show people "that thrash still lives." Like the other EBM thrash bands, these guys seem to be the better of the group.

Their sound is still blatantly rehashing the classic 80s bands, but their musicianship seems to be tighter than most doing it. They also have a certain level of energy that simply cannot be ignored. They also seem to at least be trying to not sound completely dated as they pay homage to their favorite bands.

They mix in what you'd expect, Slayer, Metallica, Exodus, etc. The modern sound shows up in some of the more chuggy parts. I even hear some Iced Earth in there, this is especially true for the vocals on the ballad. Religion Blindness was better than I was expecting once I found out what these guys are. The awful cover art didn't help either, but after actually listening to the whole album it wasn't a terrible time.

Rating : (3.50/5)

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