Who would have ever thought, that a German trash-formation could sound so much like old Bay Area? If I wouldn’t know it better, I’d think that this CD was actually recorded during the 80‘s by Slayer. Especially shouter Kalli reminds me a lot of Slayer front-guy Tom Araya, but also the overall sound strongly leans onto the slayers from California: riffs, speed, vocals,... Who after the recent disappointing output of the Americans is graving once again for some real trash metal, then Abandoned totally hits the spot. "Thrash Notes" is a great piece of work of the quartet, especially if you think about that it is the debut. We are looking forward to more!