It seems like all the old Metal bands are getting back together and releasing new albums. Metal is so strong right now, and I'm loving the resurgence of the old guard. Zetro is back in Exodus...Howe is back with Metal Church...Sanctuary released a new album last year...Armored Saint released a new one this year...Overkill, Death Angel and Testament are still killing it...seriously, I don't think that anything could surprise me at this point. When I saw that Powermad released a new record, I didn't even bat an eye.
Powermad's singer always had a distinct sound, and as soon as you hear him on Infinite, his voice immediately brings you back to those 80's albums. While the new Powermad record doesn't quite stand up to what some of their more well known peers are doing, this is still a pretty solid outing, and I'm happy to see that they are still active. I've been playing Infinite this week, sandwiched in between some underrated mid-90's records, like Forbidden's Distortion, and Overkill's The Killing Kind, and this new Powermad LP fits in nicely with that sound.
I really like the creative packaging for the LP. Great looking gatefold foldout design. Well done.