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Metal 1on1 is proud to present a modern thrash act,

with a nwobhm backdrop, with their double EP release

<< In Darkness Act I & In Light Act II >>

FFO: Slayer, Kreator, Toxic Holocaust, Savage Messiah,

Iced Earth, Exodus, 3000AD


Band: Warrior Within

Home: Australia (Sunshine Coast, Queensland)

Style: Thrash Metal

Title: In Darkness Act I / In Light Act II

Type: EP

Release: 12th May 2018/5th February 2020

Runtime: 19:47 / 20:35

Label: Unsigned/independent

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑: 𝕲𝖚𝖎𝖙𝖆𝖗 & 𝕭𝖆𝖘𝖘: Raw/heavy & fast thrash riffing

& rhythms, with devilish scorching hot solos

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑: 𝖁𝖔𝖈𝖆𝖑𝖘: Gruff/shouting vocals

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖗𝖚𝖒𝖘: Fuel pumping/anthem drumming

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖑𝖁: 𝕺𝖛𝖊𝖗𝖆𝖑𝖑: Act I & II is overall of entertaining & fuel pumping modern thrash metal, with a gritty/raw sound, that carriers the NWOBHM melodic sound


Warrior Within is the Australia answer to Slayer; ain't shy giving the listener a mind-blowing double onslaught thrash metal, that bends their thrash sound, with a modern sound, while keeping it raw & nasty, (buried deep in the music) are catchy melodies & rhythms & anthem-rocking sound


Both EPs are worth the listen; I feel like Warrior Within, have taken the thrash/speed metal, the influences of NWOBHM, and moulded them together, making their own blend of extreme metal, and pull it off very well – well-executed (personal would like to see another EP release, not a full-length, I feel like the short EP fits the band's style very well)

Note: looking at the titles of both Eps, gives the impression of a theatrical play (even how the opening on Act I, opens up, has this dynamic score opening like an epic/opera play, then end of Act II, the closing scene – instrumental riffing/ocean ending, just finish both EP's off nicely)


**If you love your thrash metal & NOWBHM, you give these thrashing-Skulls a few spins**

*full of energy* 

*entertaining* *worth the listen*

skull + bone-crushing

thrash metal

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁: 𝕬𝖗𝖙𝖜𝖔𝖗𝖐: The artwork, might not seem that interesting, but it opens the mind and the eyes; (a) co-inside with the end of track 4, on the second EP, (b) someone been poisoned & a mass poisoning in act II, (c) sails on a mighty pirate ship.

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑: 𝕺𝖚𝖙𝖘𝖙𝖆𝖓𝖉𝖎𝖓𝖌: Whole two releases, the opening of Act II & the ending of Act II

𝕾𝖎𝖓 𝖁𝖑𝖑: 𝕯𝖎𝖘𝖑𝖎𝖐𝖊: none.


Tass Hadoulis (guitars)

Scott Macintyre (vocals)

Dan (drums)

Apostolis Hadoulis (bass)


Act I

#01. Stronger than Death and Time (06:16)

#02. Persist (05:54)

#03. Taker (03:40)

#04 Opus (03:587)

Act II

#01. Constrainer (05:20)

#02. Rat Race (04:06)

#03. The Felling of the Oak (05:11)

#04. Awakening (05:58)

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