1988. The Morning After
The third release from Germany’s beer-loving thrashers Tankard, “The Morning After,” shows a band far more accomplished and technically-skilled than they were ever given credit for come through splendidly on mixing their past with their future.
the album as a whole tends to show a mature cross-pollution with their punk beginnings, making for one of the most energetic, thrash-intensive albums in not only the band’s history, but the genre as well. Picking up right where the last album left off, the chaotic speed of punk and the thrashy, technically-advanced riff-work pay immediate dividends in proper first song ‘Commandments,’ a virile blast of violent energy that showcases the band at their best. The punk-influenced energy dripping off the song melds nicely with the intricate riffing and drum-work, and their drink-happy lyrics provide the perfect fodder on top.
Gerre Oliver Werner Andy Boulgaropoulos Axel Katzmann