Fronted by Johan Lindstrand, One Man Army's method of “metal now, ask questions later” tends to induce a nostalgic headbanging right from kick-off. The aptly-titled opener, “Killing Machine” is just that, slaying the legitimacy of scrawny little screamo punks with immediate face-ripping, galloping guitars, chest-thumping double bass, courtesy of drummer Marek Dobrowolski, and classic metal shredding guitar solo by guitarist Mikael Lagerblad.
After slowing the pace just a bit for “Hell is for Heroes,” the Quartet picks it back up with a vengeance on “When Hatred Comes to Life,” which has Dobrowolski playing an inhumanly fast double bass pattern.
Lindstrand's vocals become a weak spot as the album drives on, however. Not showing much in terms of range, going from full bore throat shredding to just above a whisper scratching, the vocals are never truly clear. But nonetheless, this is as classic as metal can get these days. Play loud, bang head.