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Flotsam And Jetsam
Drift (1995)

Reviewed: 10/12/2020

Flotsam And Jetsam had kind of lost most of their sweat-smelling thrash antics, that polluted their debut album a decade before 'Drift', which is their 5th full length album. Never totally breaking from their roots, the band created an album which happens to be very unique. I have never heard metal like this before or after, to tell the truth. 'Drift' is a very mature album, music- and lyrics-wise. One can't mistake where the band come from while listening to this. Don't ask me what this "American feel" is, because I really can't put it into words. No, it is not that L.A. "rockers' dreamworld" feel here, ha! I think there's this hard rock edge to 'Drift', but not like Metallica's 'Load' (1996) and Re-Load' (1997), more like Megadeth on their 'Countdown to Extinction' (1992), and Armored S...

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