What's with the super 80's production on The Twenty Fifth Hour? It sounds like one of the shitty Cro-Mags albums at times, I don't get it. They should've just continued the sound they had on Keepers Of The Faith.
I was hoping for a return to form, but instead got Live By The Code Part 2. Terror is one my favorite bands, so them at their worst is still fairly enjoyable. Not sure if Victory records gave them no recording budget or what, because the production on the 25th Hour, like LBTC, is unbearably bad. Seriously sounds like a demo made on a Tascam 8 Track. A gated Snare!!?!?! What is this, 1983? While musically, this is fairly enjoyable, I liked Terror better when they sounded like Terror (hardcore with Crossover Thrash and Groove), and not so much like Take Offense/No Warning/Cro-Mags (all good bands, but I don't want a copy of them). It's too "punky" for them. The vocals are actually top notch, but Vogel has always been the best part of Terror. Most the songs are fast and aggressive, but lack structure (1 minute and done). There is absolutely zero groove (a la Overcome/Always The Hard Way/Push It Away/Stick Tight). Terror still kick serious ass live and I be these songs are better live.