Road Rage Killer
Label: Napalm Records
Three decades in, these guttural Germans still forge grimy, chugging thrash'n'roll perfect for motorbike-propelled cemetery-hopping. Once the curtain opens to wind, bells, galloping hooves and a Chopin-biting burial march, they dive into the catchily gang-chorused and wah-wahed "Hell Funeral"; several tunes thereafter, from "Tattooed Rider" to siren-chased reckless driver "Road Rage Killer," count as kicking cousins of classic Motörhead. Plus: equine guitar whinnies, evil laughing fits, Spanish villa interludes, keyboard additives, a Day of the Dead ditty and a weepy torch dirge to end it all.