Truth Corroded delivers a heavy metal pummeling from Down Under. The Australian band has unleashed its third collection of skull bashing, neck breaking, extreme thrash metal upon an unsuspecting world. Upon the Warlords Crawl is a collection of heavy music that is poised to kick down your door and force you to pay attention. It is an experience that I may remember in the short term, but it is hardly what one would call a completely memorable experience. However, this is a very solid record that will remind you of the past while being firmly rooted in the present.
They have elements not only of old school thrash but of modern bands as well. Think of a combination comprising of such influences as Slayer and Sepultura right up to the likes of DevilDriver, Chimaira, and Lamb of God. Of course, they add in a healthy dose of their own style of brutality to freshen the mix. So, while they really do not make much of an effort to cover up their influences, they have enough of their own style to stand on their own as a force to be reckoned with.
The album gets off to a ripping start with the in your face thrash of "Crown the Apocalypse." The song takes about ten-seconds to get wound up, but then it is off to the races. It is persistent, fast, and beats you into submission so that you stick around to see what else they have to offer. There is a certain DevilDriver-like quality to the metronome precision of the double-bass and the aggressive speed that they deliver throughout the track (and many others for that matter).
There is no denying that Upon the Warlords Crawl is a solid album, but it would be a lie to say that Truth Corroded is a talented band. They write good songs, but are not the most memorable out there. To me, they are on the cusp of excellence. They definitely have all of the tools needed to get there.