I got to know this band when they opened for the legendary Leeway in Allentown Pennsylvania. These maniacs play a relentless Crossover/Thrash Metal, well, not so many things have changed and the band remains an uncompromising Thrash Metal chariot ready to tear everything apart. If there are times you miss the 80's, then read below and find out why this is one of your top choices for listening to The Donner Party. The Crossover/Thrash Metal act was formed in 2009 in Bloomfield New Jersey. The band is really into the DIY ethics, releasing everything they have released on their own or to be more precise. So, the Jersey metallers were kind enough to gave me a copy of their 2017 album "Pizza Patrol", even though a few years have passed since they formed, who could resist reviewing a relentless Thrash Metal album? These guys have managed to create a pretty interesting, yet totally old school mixture of iron forged Thrash Metal with Crossover touches and some fragments of old pure Hardcore/Punk music. There are times when their similarity with DRI is just amazing! The guitars are razor sharp, the pounding drumming kicks ass, bass is fkn cool too and the vocals are bringing back memories of the old days, when Metal music was coming straight from each musician's heart and passion. Yeah, what if "Pizza patrol" is far from being characterized a great album? Donner Party are definitely not aiming to become the next big thing in the Metal scene. They just hope to create kick-ass music that will satisfy both themselves and the fans. As they say, they will never bow at the altars of money or trends. That's all that has to be said, nothing more. If you are looking for some good DRI meets WEHRMACHT old school Metal manifesto, then these Jersey guys can surely do the work for you! Hold the flag of hate high you crazy motherfuckers! I'm waiting for your next assault!
Review by Paul Caravasi