Tourniquet : “Gazing At Medusa” CD 16th October 2018 Pathogenic Records. USA Heavy / Thrash Metal band. Started in 1990 , Ted Kirkpatrick’s band has been releasing quite a few album with different tunes and influences. Many guests pushing this band into the higher standard of Heavy Metal history to stick for long. Many videos, awards and a strong place in the music business gaining lots of people sharing the stage as the composition with Tourniquet.
Amazing solos, brilliant structure writing, several singers getting a special atmosphere and getting the lyrics with stronger feel. This is one of the best album I’ve heard in the term of creation. Mixing those eighties vibes , catchy riffs, melodies and great lyrics. It ‘s been a long time I heard an album really speaking to human beings. You must love this album like your bible of life. Very straight to the point, it has groove when needed, strong feelings where it should be. This is a masterpiece of art. An amazing cover artwork , it has all to get on top of the charts. This is not the usual Metal album !
Yet it has all elements from Heavy Metal to make it powerful and kicking your butt with pleasure. Everything is well worked to make each track having their own meaning. Few samples to get you in the mood that was once used a lot. Catchy tunes, it sticks to your mind and you fall in love straight away.
Nine perfect tracks to capture your senses and blends you into a feel like spirits flowing around and you are a part of it. This is strong , it will affects you deeper than you can imagine. The second song “Longing For Gondwananland” is the anthem of music and mostly what was Metal in the eighties !!! “United we stand, devided we fall…”, the song “Can’t make me Hate you” is such something we all want to express louder, here with this song you have a chance to play it to all ! “The peaceful Beauty of brutal justice” , “All good things died here” …
This is message from Human beings to others , listen and spread those texts we all think and agree to! I leave you with this track:
So now you’ve been conquered so you are going to buy the album , it has also been released as a beautiful Lp! Influences among others Overkill, Mercyful Fate, Demonica ,Forbidden, The Three Tremors, Anthrax, M.O.D, Dio, Slayer, Sepultura,Judas Priest…
This is a masterpiece you must own in your collection 100/100.