Havok - Unnatural Selection


7.4 | 126 votes |
Release date: 25 June 2013
Style: Thrash metal

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01. I Am The State
02. Give Me Liberty... Or Give Me Death
03. It Is True
04. Under The Gun
05. Waste Of Life
06. Living Nightmare
07. Chasing The Edge
08. Worse Than War
09. Children Of The Grave [Black Sabbath cover]
10. Unnatural Selection

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D.T. Metal
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The media usually dubs a third album release as the "make it, or break it" point in a bands career. Havok's third album Unnatural Selection won't do either of those. A quote, albeit modified, by the great Doc Godin in regards to their prior album (Time Is Up) might explain some of the difficulties I had while reviewing their latest piece.

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published 21.06.2013 | Comments (49)

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09.05.2013 - 00:39
Rating: 7
svartberger
Can't wait! Last one was to me the best thrash album that year
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09.05.2013 - 02:08
Lit.
Account deleted
Please be better than Time Is Up. It does look pretty interesting.
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29.05.2013 - 00:06
Rating: 4
Rulatore
Http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur2AZQI0gl8 new song

Sounds pretty killer
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02.06.2013 - 16:32
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Masterchief
Cant wate when I will hear BS cover
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Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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17.06.2013 - 17:31
Rating: 4
DelightfulJim
Written by Guest on 09.05.2013 at 02:08

Please be better than Time Is Up. It does look pretty interesting.



It isn't.
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24.06.2013 - 04:16
Rating: 4
Rulatore
Written by DelightfulJim on 17.06.2013 at 17:31

Written by Guest on 09.05.2013 at 02:08

Please be better than Time Is Up. It does look pretty interesting.



It isn't.

Indeed.

I'm really dissapointed by this one. It's so average...
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24.06.2013 - 11:11
DeathSlyzer
Written by Rulatore on 24.06.2013 at 04:16

Written by DelightfulJim on 17.06.2013 at 17:31

Written by Guest on 09.05.2013 at 02:08

Please be better than Time Is Up. It does look pretty interesting.



It isn't.

Indeed.

I'm really dissapointed by this one. It's so average...

I feel exactly the same way as you two. Whatever happened to this band's songwriting skills? I can't believe this is Havok. I had expected much more from them. Waste of Life is the wrost song I think, because of those god awful vocals in the verses.
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I sold my soul to any fool who'd buy it!
What's it gonna take to make you riot!?
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25.06.2013 - 04:16
Rating: 7
svartberger
The BS cover is terrible...what the hell where they thinking picking up that song?
I gave the album another chance and i got to say the first 5 songs are enjoyable but the songs after they´re just repetitive, it is a very different album from their previous one but doesn't bring anything new to the table
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25.06.2013 - 13:08
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Masterchief
Pretty good thrash metal, I like this , good album
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Life is to short for LOVE, there is many great things to do online !!!

Stormtroopers of Death - ''Speak English or Die''

I better die, because I never will learn speek english, so I choose dieing
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25.06.2013 - 13:52
Zaph
The Nothingth
It's like they took the only thing I liked about their previous album and threw it out the window.
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Wubba Lubba Dub Dub
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26.06.2013 - 01:33
Rating: 10
3 Inches of BLS
I dont get it. i love this album. stripped down straight up thrash. i love everything they release!
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04.07.2013 - 17:33
Rating: 7
Întunecatul
The feeling of Megadeth's Super Collider all over again...both with good moments, but really a lack for long term interest
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07.07.2013 - 05:02
Mattybu
Good lord jesus this is light years ahead of Super Collider lets not even draw that comparison.

pretty good album honestly, fucking big league riffs coming up at times.
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07.07.2013 - 10:08
psykometal
A staff guy...
The album is pretty good. I was worried when I first heard the single before the album's release, but now that I've given the album a few listens I like it quite a bit. Time Is Up is still far superior, don't get me wrong, but this album is still pretty good in it's own right.

This is thrash, not just any thrash but retro/revivalist thrash...of course it doesn't bring anything new to the the table! Burn and Time Is Up didn't bring anything new to the table either, and neither has any other retro/revivialist thrash band, so stop whining about these bands not reinventing the thrash wheel. The guys who play in these bands aren't out to reinvent the thrash wheel, they're out to play what they love and have a lot of fun while they do it.

And I'm with Ceddybu on this one, how can anybody compare this to Super Collider...
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12.07.2013 - 12:46
Himedal
Written by DeathSlyzer on 24.06.2013 at 11:11

Written by Rulatore on 24.06.2013 at 04:16

Written by DelightfulJim on 17.06.2013 at 17:31

Written by Guest on 09.05.2013 at 02:08

Please be better than Time Is Up. It does look pretty interesting.



It isn't.

Indeed.

I'm really dissapointed by this one. It's so average...

I feel exactly the same way as you two. Whatever happened to this band's songwriting skills? I can't believe this is Havok. I had expected much more from them. Waste of Life is the wrost song I think, because of those god awful vocals in the verses.

You two are right. This album reminds me of Vektor's Outer Isolation which is pretty average compared to Black Future.
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What goes by is life to be taken
The doom calls upon the forsaken
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13.07.2013 - 09:53
DeathSlyzer
Written by Himedal on 12.07.2013 at 12:46

Written by DeathSlyzer on 24.06.2013 at 11:11

Written by Rulatore on 24.06.2013 at 04:16

Written by DelightfulJim on 17.06.2013 at 17:31

Written by Guest on 09.05.2013 at 02:08

Please be better than Time Is Up. It does look pretty interesting.



It isn't.

Indeed.

I'm really dissapointed by this one. It's so average...

I feel exactly the same way as you two. Whatever happened to this band's songwriting skills? I can't believe this is Havok. I had expected much more from them. Waste of Life is the wrost song I think, because of those god awful vocals in the verses.

You two are right. This album reminds me of Vektor's Outer Isolation which is pretty average compared to Black Future.

That's a good point. I have never been the biggest Vektor fan, but I certainly have respect for them. I can't really have an opinion on what is the better album by them, as I haven't listened all that much to their stuff, but Black Future has the most songs I remember at least.

Now, this album is one that I'm giving chances to over and over again. I'm starting to "get a little more used to the album" in lack of a better term. Maybe I can grow to like this one? I guess only time will tell from here.
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I sold my soul to any fool who'd buy it!
What's it gonna take to make you riot!?
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13.07.2013 - 23:15
Rating: 7
JÄY
Metal slave
Sounds great to me! save for those waste of life vocals
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23.07.2013 - 09:35
Mattybu
Written by psykometal on 07.07.2013 at 10:08

This is thrash, not just any thrash but retro/revivalist thrash...of course it doesn't bring anything new to the the table! Burn and Time Is Up didn't bring anything new to the table either, and neither has any other retro/revivialist thrash band, so stop whining about these bands not reinventing the thrash wheel. The guys who play in these bands aren't out to reinvent the thrash wheel, they're out to play what they love and have a lot of fun while they do it.


EXACTLY, and in my opinion, the metal community's collective thrash metal boner would be raging a lot harder if people stopped worrying and complaining about copy metallica this sounds like slayer that and just thrash out and enjoy the music for what it is!!
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10.10.2013 - 17:39
Rating: 6
K†ulu
Seeker of Truth
This is pretty average. Some run-of-the-mill thrash riffs, but that's it; no kick-ass drive Time is Up or Burn had.
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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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18.10.2013 - 04:51
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by K†ulu on 10.10.2013 at 17:39

This is pretty average. Some run-of-the-mill thrash riffs, but that's it; no kick-ass drive Time is Up or Burn had.

That's because they didn't want it to be a fast drive like those albums.
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20.10.2013 - 21:09
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Best thrash I've heard this year so far. Better than the latest ones from Skeletonwitch, Gama Bomb and even Annihilator.
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20.10.2013 - 22:01
psykometal
A staff guy...
Written by 3rdWorld on 20.10.2013 at 21:09

Better than the latest ones from Gama Bomb

I liked Gama Bomb's a bit more.
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21.10.2013 - 01:13
Rating: 4
Rulatore
Written by 3rdWorld on 20.10.2013 at 21:09

Best thrash I've heard this year so far. Better than the latest ones from Skeletonwitch, Gama Bomb and even Annihilator.

This is some surprise
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21.10.2013 - 06:55
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by Rulatore on 21.10.2013 at 01:13

This is some surprise

Even for me. Cause this is that good. Almost proggy at times.
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21.10.2013 - 06:57
3rdWorld
The Psilosopher
Written by psykometal on 20.10.2013 at 22:01

I liked Gama Bomb's a bit more.

Gama bomb is total straight-up thrash. Very good but very simple and direct. This holds a good enough variation in little aspects like during riff transitions and movements from one part of song to the other, I just love the drumming there. Seems I just prefer this over that in the end.
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17.01.2015 - 06:13
Rating: 6
Kreator22
Eh. Sounds like a mediocre thrash to me
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13.07.2016 - 20:13
Rating: 5
TrueMetalJope
Why would they change their song writing so drastically when they were doing pretty good? I'm not against change, but this change I cannot approve of. No strong songs here
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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05.01.2017 - 22:58
Rating: 6
musicalkaratekid
Probably the closest to average Havok will get. A lot of this is decent but unremarkable, especially when you compare to the previous two releases.
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