Exhorder will always be remembered for inspiring –or as many old schoolers will argue, being ripped off by –Pantera, as they transitioned into a heavier direction.

It’s a weighty crown to wear because Exhorder were no slouches, and deserved more credit. After numerous reformations and false starts, Mourn The Southern Skies arrives after a 27-year-long wait, and simply put, it shreds. Exhorder tear through ten songs with pure belligerence and intent, making for a no-holds-barred thrash metal attack that should not be missed. If patience is a virtue, then Exhorder deserve a reward.

Mourn The Southern Skies by Exhorder is out now via Nuclear Blast/Caroline.

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