One thing I noticed while recently listening to the latest Agnostic Front album was that, no matter how many times old-school punk/hardcore bands go around the block, they’re still capable of sounding as scathing as ever. Terror are another example of this, as The 25th Hour, their seventh full studio album, demonstrates.

A gut-churning cocktail of Slayer/Hatebreed and good old-fashioned straight-from-the-streets hardcore punk, The 25th Hour sees the metallic hardcore stalwarts speed through the fourteen tracks on this album in a twenty-two minute blur. Frontman Scott Vogel sneers and snarls his savage lyrics as tracks like “Trust No Face,” “No Time For Fools” and “Sick And Tired,” well, to put it bluntly, don’t piss about with niceties. “Sick And Tired” in particular sees Vogel in particularly brutal form over a soundtrack that sees his bandmates giving an appreciative nod to classic old school crossover hardcore bands like The Cro-Mags and Leeway. It’s that combination of modern day crunch and groove used by bands like Hatebreed coupled with the raw punk feel of the classic bands which, when combined with Vogel’s scathing vocals, turn this album into something quite venomous.

It’s been over twelve years since Terror unleashed their debut album on us but, in that time, their rage has shown no sign of abating. Like Agnostic Front proved on their recent album, they may be older and the tattoos may be fading but, as The 25th Hour shows, these hardcore boys still have plenty of rage in them yet!

Track Listing:

01. The 25th Hour
02. No Time For Fools
03. Bad Signs
04. Feed The Rats
05. The Solution
06. Blinded By The Lights
07. Trust No Face
08. Why?
09. Mind At War
10. Set The Trap
11. Sick And Tired
12. Life Goes On
13. Both Of You
14. Deep Rooted

Run Time: 22:46
Release Date: August 7, 2015

Check out the song “Bad Signs” here.

I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.