CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY - Written Destiny
LABEL: Hells Headbangers
It had been been six long years since CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY released their now-classic second album, "Future Decay", through HELLS HEADBANGERS. In that time, the Italian speed metalpunks have been busy cruising the post-apocalyptic wasteland, searching for ammo and gasoline. In the interim, they released a career-spanning collection of singles and splits, "Apocalyptic Compendium - 10 Years in Chaos, Noise and Warfare", preparing for an even crueler future. Indeed, in these days of the Corona virus pandemic, that future has arrived...
All the more fitting, then, that CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY returned to rule that wasteland with their third full-length, "Written Destiny". The death squad firmly established by DeathLord and Borys Crossburn (BARBARIAN) has seen the new entry of Dee Dee Altar (BUNKER 66), thus shaping a power-trio in the most classic '80s way. And compared to the COT's already-considerable catalog, this "Written Destiny" dashingly and dangerously powers headlong into the '80s underground, more resolutely upping the METAL in the crusty equation and spitting out eight new anthems that are equal parts gleam and grime. It's almost as if the power-trio took their well-worn tank, scrubbed some of the rust off, and gave it an engine pumped full of nitrous; this album simply CHARGES! Not surprisingly, the bands influences this time around are squarely focused on early 80's crossover / thrash - but what results is CHILDREN OF TECHNOLOGY, with a charisma that's undeniable, and undeniably their own.
FOR FANS OF: (early) Onslaught, Nuclear Assault, English Dogs, Toxic HolocaustTRACK LISTING:
1. Soundtrack Of No Future
2. Creation Through Destruction
3. Written Destiny
4. The New Barbarians
5. Desert City
6. Warpainted Night Creatures
7. The Days Of Future Past
8. Wasteland Cratediggers