Review by Holger B.: Carbide from Detroit, Michigan are one of those bands that delivered above-average quality material and yet, unfortunately, remained just an insider tip. It was in the mid-’90s, when many of the Thrash greats weakened or took on other trends, that this Power Trio got a great Thrash Metal album out. Unfortunately only a few of them got along with it at the time. But at the latest with the re-release of Arkeyn Steel records that should change.

The style of Carbide I would describe a mixture of powerful Overkill and US Metal of the Helstar brand. Power Thrashers Powermad or Denial comes to my mind as well. Although the former work much more technically. I find the different vocal styles which singer uses particularly impressive. Typical harsh Thrash vocals alternate with clean nuggets of a traditional band like Vicious Rumors.

Remastered from original DAT tapes, re-release has been expanded to include the 1994 “Crazy Eights” demo, offering another 4 additional songs as a purchase incentive. Order at:

My rating 85/100 (Good in its own genre, recommended for those hooked on it)