The 25th Hour
Release Date: 7 August 2015
Review by Matthew Clewley
There are a few bands around at the moment that to me are true to the hardcore name. To me, Terror are in the God realm of hardcore music, with short, vicious songs that sound absolutely monstrous live. They bring the anger and aggression to their music and have been legends in the underground music scene ever since they emerged, kicking every other “hardcore” band out of the way as they know how to make a statement, not just an aggressive song.
The 25th Hour is studio album number six in Terror’s thirteen-year life span, and the album-titled introduction to the album is as explosive as you’d expect it. Rapid drum beats and distortion heavy riffs kick this album off immediately, which leads into the equally fast No Time For Fools. Bad Signs is a slower tempo than the previous songs, it does keep the bone breaking viciousness that this album just keeps on giving. Blinded By The Lights is the longest song on this album at 2 minutes and 28 seconds. It’s reliant on percussion throughout the song that is a nice change from the thrashy drumbeats. It does still keep the anger filled lyrics and chugging riffs.
Mind At War is possibly my favourite song on the album. It’s incredibly catchy and the breakdown is splendid to eat jammy dodgers to…and of course, mosh to as well. Sick and Tired is also a firm favourite as a quick, mad fuelled tune. The last fifth of The 25th Hour are the rest of the songs over 2 minutes with Life Goes On, Both Of You and Deep Rooted. The riff in Life Goes On is my favourite one on the album, which makes it more awesome with Scott Vogel’s scream to lead it in.
Tom Soares does a tremendous job mixing on this album that didn’t even have a producer. It shows that Terror don’t f*ck around when it comes to not only writing the music, but recording it too. The 25th Hour is another taste of hardcore at it’s finest from the formidable Terror. Scott Vogel sounds incredible on this, as does the rest of the band, who don’t surprise when they stick to their roots and still sound incredibly fresh. Terror, I tip my bonnet to you. The 25th Hour is an incredible listen.