thrash is thrash no matter what and Hatchet really embodies it. they are really simple rather in their approach. their CD is made to look like a 1980's CD, but their music really comes blazing out of the gates. I like the instrumental that comes first. if you like old and new thrash, this album is for you. I recommend this if you like Sacred Reich, old Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, Exodus, Testament, Defiance, Sodom, Destruction, Kreator, Merciless Death, Sadus, Bonded By Blood, Gama Bomb, Forbidden, Death Angel, Metal Church, and Flotsam and Jetsam. I have yet to listen to other thrash metal bands that I have not mentioned.