Havok - Time Is Up


8.4 | 350 votes |
Release date: 29 March 2011
Style: Thrash metal

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28 want it


01. Prepare For Attack
02. Fatal Intervention
03. No Amnesty
04. D.O.A.
05. Covering Fire
06. Killing Tendencies
07. Scumbag In Disguise
08. The Cleric
09. Out Of My Way
10. Time Is Up
11. Postmortem/Raining Blood [Slayer cover] [iTunes bonus]

Guest review by
K†ulu
Rating:
7.7
"Damn, damn, damn. Talk about a schizophrenic reaction to music...I was really stoked on hating this. In fact, even as I sit and listen to it, something in my brain is telling me I should hate this...but I have to admit, this is actually pretty solid."

Doc Godin

One of the most praised thrash releases of 2011, Time Is Up is indeed an album that instantly infects one's brain with its catchy songs and almost lives up to the hype created around it. After this album, Havok will certainly need no introduction, but as of now, let me give you some basic info. Havok come from Denver and are part of the new wave of thrash. They already have one album under their belt, which received a lot of positive feedback, too.

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published 15.09.2011 | Comments (10)

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24.03.2011 - 19:32
Rating: 10
CHEF METALHEAD
KEEP IT METAL
One Bad Ass Album From Start To Finish. No Bullshit, In Your Fuckin Face Thrash Music....." KEEP IT METAL "
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25.03.2011 - 15:12
Rating: 9
BudDa
Yes, it doesn't disappoint. Superb Thrash with a truck load of riffs
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Freeze! Step away from the hubris.
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29.03.2011 - 00:30
Rating: 10
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
Written by CHEF METALHEAD on 24.03.2011 at 19:32

One Bad Ass Album From Start To Finish. No Bullshit, In Your Fuckin Face Thrash Music....." KEEP IT METAL "


+1

Another savage one from Havok!!
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29.03.2011 - 01:42
Rating: 8
Enemy of Reality
Great New Thrash record. Though tracks 08 and 09 are kind of fillers, the rest is badass.
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29.03.2011 - 08:18
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Is this one really that great? i thought they are the classic young band that tries to play modern thrash...
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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29.03.2011 - 20:29
Rating: 9
Zombie
Thrash'tillDeath
Great album !!
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None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free
Johann Wolfgang van Goethe 1749-1832
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30.03.2011 - 06:24
Rating: 9
Destructo
The most "head-bangable" album of 2011 yet !!!!
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30.03.2011 - 07:13
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi
This album seems to be getting a lot of praise, well earned I think.
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31.03.2011 - 20:32
Rating: 8
iMorphball
Album is amazing, no doubt. If you love to headbang, and love thrash metal, check it out!
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01.04.2011 - 13:23
Rating: 8
PazuzuSKOM
Pazuzu
PURE .. AWESOMENESS
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10.04.2011 - 17:44
Rating: 10
HellHammer
One hell of an album indeed.
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15.04.2011 - 19:45
Rating: 10
Morbid Maximus
Fanfuckintastic!
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16.04.2011 - 15:59
Rating: 8
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
A fun album, but not full of original ideas, which is what I am looking for in modern thrash, but the current rating speaks for itself. Chances are high one will enjoy this record.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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18.04.2011 - 10:52
Rating: 10
HeadStone
Thrash Metal !
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21.04.2011 - 11:42
wormdrink414
to the average rating.

Edit (4 days later): Actually, I agree with Troy (see below). Loved at first, rushed to the 9, but have already got pretty bored of it.

Edit: Actually... It's like steroids. I listen to it, get really pumped, want to hit stuff, stomp on legos, and maybe commit date rape. Then it wears off and I get really moody. It's really only okay in short bursts. Gotta pace myself with it is all.
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26.04.2011 - 02:47
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Deadmeat on 29.03.2011 at 08:18

Is this one really that great? i thought they are the classic young band that tries to play modern thrash...

I think it's kind of fun at first, but that feeling wore off before I even got to the halfway point. I'd put this up/down there with Artillery's latest. Not that they sound that similar (I think Havok are more revivalist and Artillery threw in some power metal elements), but both have a sort of initial attraction that wears off quickly.
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26.04.2011 - 09:16
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi
As a whole I don't think the album wears off at all. Perhaps a few of the tracks can get a bit tedious after repeated listens, but excellent tracks like 'Killing Tendencies' and 'Scumbag in Disguise' I could listen many times over without growing bored.
I agree that the album is a bit weaker on the 2nd half though.
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26.04.2011 - 09:47
Rating: 10
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
Why isn't this on the top 20 for 2011?
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26.04.2011 - 16:28
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Death To Posers on 26.04.2011 at 09:47

Why isn't this on the top 20 for 2011?

They aren't a featured band due to an incomplete profile.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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26.04.2011 - 19:21
Rating: 10
Death To Posers
Hate Thy King
Ahh, I see.
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The word gen means "illusion" or "apparition." In India, a man who uses conjury is called a genjutsushi ["a master of illusion technique"]. Everything in this world is but a marionette show. Thus we use the word gen.
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04.05.2011 - 21:52
Rating: 10
Dies Irae
Every minute is just a pure perfection \m/
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12.05.2011 - 14:58
Rating: 9
Noj
A cracking album. Engineering is good, there's enough difference between tracks and overall has a thrash-stomping pace.
I have and will continue to reccomend it left right and centre - the only negative thing i can say is that it's not one of those albums that will remain in my mind further than the next few months, it's great - but it's not one of THE greats.
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13.05.2011 - 19:55
Rating: 8
Tetravirulence
Truck loads headbanging riffs !!
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04.06.2011 - 04:45
Rating: 9
Cynic Metalhead
Atrocious Virgin
Wow! Awe"Fucking"struck album!!!
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04.06.2011 - 10:55
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Wow, when an album comes from a not visible band (so it cannot get into the MS Top 20 system) we never see ratings of "1" or "2" and it is cool...
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04.06.2011 - 11:20
Rating: 8
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
Written by Deadmeat on 04.06.2011 at 10:55

Wow, when an album comes from a not visible band (so it cannot get into the MS Top 20 system) we never see ratings of "1" or "2" and it is cool...

exactly! I don't even know what is better know. Letting the band be invisible to preserve the rating from those who actually listened to the album and rated or expose it to the masses, which will do two things: bring 1s and 2s but also will let more people to check the album out.
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Savor what you feel and what you see
Things that may not seem important now
But may be tomorrow

R.I.P. Chuck Schuldiner

Satan was a Backstreet Boy
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04.06.2011 - 11:42
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
Written by K†ulu on 04.06.2011 at 11:20

Written by Deadmeat on 04.06.2011 at 10:55

Wow, when an album comes from a not visible band (so it cannot get into the MS Top 20 system) we never see ratings of "1" or "2" and it is cool...

exactly! I don't even know what is better know. Letting the band be invisible to preserve the rating from those who actually listened to the album and rated or expose it to the masses, which will do two things: bring 1s and 2s but also will let more people to check the album out.

well probably it is impossible to give it to the masses and to not get the "1" or "2" ratings. i dont know. personally i like searching on the "new releases" page so i dont miss the new albums with good ratings. i dont know. i find it AWFULL that many people "destroy" the albums ratings just to see their fav album on top and the funny is that we are still in may so with every new release of a great band we'll see many "1" ratings in the previously released albums.... it is very sad... the newest albums dont have the CHANCE to get the scores the oldest-classic albums have...
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04.06.2011 - 12:37
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 26.04.2011 at 02:47

Written by Deadmeat on 29.03.2011 at 08:18

Is this one really that great? i thought they are the classic young band that tries to play modern thrash...

I think it's kind of fun at first, but that feeling wore off before I even got to the halfway point. I'd put this up/down there with Artillery's latest. Not that they sound that similar (I think Havok are more revivalist and Artillery threw in some power metal elements), but both have a sort of initial attraction that wears off quickly.


This is some pretty high quiality thrash tbh... and I don't even like thrash that much but its vicious energy is amazing! I disagree with you, this shit does not get old fast... Well as long as you don't overplay it anyway, a few times a month is cool for me who isn't a big thrash dude anyway. So far this is my thrash pick of the year.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
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04.06.2011 - 17:03
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.06.2011 at 12:37

This is some pretty high quiality thrash tbh... I disagree with you, this shit does not get old fast...

I find its replay value diminished as it's just a typical rehashing of what thrash already conquered more than 20 years ago. I'm not saying I expect all new thrash bands to blow the likes of Sodom, Slayer, Overkill, Artillery, Kreator, Testament, Coroner, Destruction, etc. out of the water, but something a little more innovative and possibly more enticing wouldn't hurt.

I'll say this: Havok know how to play fast, and their high-octane assault is nice enough to listen to at first, but after a few listens it's easy to feel a little desensitized, especially when you've heard it all done before, and better.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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04.06.2011 - 17:29
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Troy Killjoy on 04.06.2011 at 17:03

Written by Mr. Doctor on 04.06.2011 at 12:37

This is some pretty high quiality thrash tbh... I disagree with you, this shit does not get old fast...

I find its replay value diminished as it's just a typical rehashing of what thrash already conquered more than 20 years ago. I'm not saying I expect all new thrash bands to blow the likes of Sodom, Slayer, Overkill, Artillery, Kreator, Testament, Coroner, Destruction, etc. out of the water, but something a little more innovative and possibly more enticing wouldn't hurt.

I'll say this: Havok know how to play fast, and their high-octane assault is nice enough to listen to at first, but after a few listens it's easy to feel a little desensitized, especially when you've heard it all done before, and better.

I'm not interested in Overkill, artillery, kreator, testament or destruction... Like I said, mi interest in thrash is close to zero, this is oddly enough better than those bands to me.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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