Children of Technology: It’s Time to Face the Doomsday

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Children of Technology: It's Time to Face the Doomsday
Crossover Thrash Metal, Punk
Agipunk, Hell’s Headbangers, Terror From Hell
April 9th, 2010
Release length: 24:50
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After a plethora of split releases and a few other efforts including a DVD, two singles and a demo, Children of Technology have finally put together their first full-length effort: It’s Time to Face the Doomsday. This Italian based Crossover Thrash act takes the listener on a wild adventure through a post-apocalyptic world with a release that makes for a suiting companion piece of the Mad Max saga. For those who have seen these films, as well as many others that were influenced by the groundbreaking theatrical release, this will be a welcome, and well composed, Punk and Thrash assault from the start. If you haven’t had the opportunity, there’s no downfall to listening to the music, but it will certainly help you embrace the full atmosphere that this band presents.

Much of It’s Time to Face the Doomsday is just your average sounding hard hitting Crossover release with Thrash that carries a nice touch of Punk in the guitar harmonies and gang chants that doesn’t really go too fast throughout. However, there’s much more going on deeper in the surface of the recording. The material on here hits the listener hard, and has a nice production quality to it that doesn’t sound too modern, but at the same time feels like it may have just been a reissue of an already existing album from the time the post-apocalyptic fil craze really sparked. The album has it’s share of heavy Thrash songs, which are really what start the album off nicely to set a dark tone for the following six songs. “New Enemies to Hunt” and “It’s Time to Face the Doomsday” are both fantastic songs that pack a heavier punch then some with a nice higher rhaspy Thrash style, but it’s the title track “It’s Time to Face the Doomsday”, as well as “Nuclear Armed Dogs”, that really stands out thanks to some female vocals that chime in from time to time that aren’t gang chants, but add a little extra to the song. At first, it may be a bit hard to swallow, but after a few spins with the song, it works out very well with it and keeps the flow of this rather short song tight.

Of course, with the heavier side comes some material that still has that speed which works with the Thrash sound, but manages to take the album in a different direction. “No Man’s Land”, for instance, is set up to be a more Punk fueled track then anything, and the vocals still retain that rhaspy Thrash sound that started the album off nicely, but are a little deeper and have a bit more of a southern, even Motorhead feel to them, minus some real emphasis. This is a great touch to the album, especially for this track due to the lyrical content, and the music having that slightly desolate southern feel one would expect when facing a wasteland, The only problem with this song is that, while the vocals work with the music and are much deeper, they don’t sound as good as they could be, outside of the falsetto at the very end of the album, and the force that is used during the chorus that, unfortunately, appears to missing through the song and could be used at certain spots to kill a little monotony in the recording.

Once you hit “Racing Through the Valley of Death”, the album doesn’t really differ between “It’s Time to Face the Doomsday” and “No Man’s Land” musically. This song is one of the few that actually does somthing a little more musically. Sure, “No Fuel… No Hope!!!” makes up one of the fatest tracks on here, as well as makes up one of the album’s more enjoyable tracks, it’s the amount of associated sound effects in “Nuclear Armed Dogs” that really drives the song, especially at the end when the said nuclear arms appear to be going off in the background of the recording, setting a little more ambience to the music then other tracks with or without effects have. The closing track “Screams From the Earth” also does a little something else with the music by including a very short acoustic section with clean sung vocals that set up the song before it pounds forward with the same kind of hard hitting Crossover Thrash you are greeted with at the start of the album with “New Enemies to Hunt”, but the explosion sound effects reminiscent to cannon fire sound fantastic with it, and are used in moderation so that the entire track doesn’t come off as overkill through these effects.

Each track on It’s Time to Face the Doomsday has a bit of it’s own charm to it. Sure, some actually have more going for them then others, and the only track on here that does wind up feeling a bit lacking is “No Man’s Land” due to the vocal approach not quite living up to the music, but in the end, this release acts as a fantastic sound track to a post-apocalyptic world. If the name Childen of Technology is a new one for you, then make sure you learn it, as this band has a lot to offer to the listeners. That and you’ll know what to tell the police officer when he finally pulls you over for all the laws you broke and explain all those weapons on you and loose gas tanks in and around you car for any long distances this release may cause you to inexplicably travel.

01. New Enemies to Hunt – 2:239
02. It’s Time to Face the Doomsday – 2:16
03. No Man’s Land – 4:06
04. Racing Though the Valley of Death – 2:55
05. Nucleat Armed Dogs – 3:13
06. No Fuel… No Hope!!! – 1:55
07. Escape From the Danger Zone – 3:45
08. Screams From the Earth – 4:01
Overall Score: 7/10
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Digital review copy of this release provided by Hell’s Headbangers.