Wehrmacht are a band from Portland, Oregon that has been around fro more than 20 years and plays a crossover form of thrash metal and this is a review of their 1987 album "Shark Attack" which was re-issued in 2016 by Dead Center Productions.
Jaws samples start off the album which they also mix in with a guitar sound before going into more of an aggressive thrash metal direction and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard and the vocals which are done in more of a shouting direction adds a touch of hardcore to the bands musical style.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they remain true to a very raw and chaotic style of thrash metal and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and you can also hear elements of punk in the bands musical style and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses more bass leads are utilized and back up gang shouts are also added into certain sections of the recording and they also bring in an instrumental track that also introduces classical guitars on the recording before closing the album with 2 vocal songs.
Wehrmacht played a style of thrash that was very raw, aggressive and heavy for its time making other bands seem tame in comparison and also mixing in some punk and hardcore elements, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover horror, thrash, alcohol, war, political and real life themes.
In my opinion this was a very great sounding recording from Wehrmacht and if you are a fan of thrash and crossover, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Blow You Way" "(B.O.S)Barrage of Skankers" "Napalm Shower" and "Termination". 8 out of 10.