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96 / 100
➤ "... has exceeded expectations ... an outstanding album in every respect ..."
9,5 / 10
➤ "... highly talented combo ... irrepressible energy ... this band and this album are very special ... especially the guitar work is absolutely breathtaking ..."
9,5 / 10
➤ "... technical and enormously multifaceted Thrash ... brings plenty of freshness ... wonderfully multi-layered ... modern, elegant and terrific pressure ... the refined guitar solos work excellently ... never before have you heard Thrash and Alternative to Progressive in this combination ... insanely good ..."
14 / 15
➤ "... a strong band ... the last album 'A Pill Hard To Swallow' caused quite a stir in the underground ... with 'Novo Oružje Protiv Bola' the Belgraders go one better ..."
9 / 10
➤ "... not only recall the highlights of classic Techno-Thrash from Toxic to Coroner and Realm to Megadeth, but also have tasteful melodies in the style of Coheed And Cambria, Rush or Billy Talent ..."
9 / 10
➤ "Hectic Thrash that bursts upon the listener with the first bar like a swarm of hornets on the warpath ... elegant, squiggly bar changes, enough hooks not to lose the song thread and a vocal that is able to set wonderfully melodic points of contrast ... absolute banger ..."
4 / 5
➤ "... just riffs massively, each track bringing memorable moments to the table … infectious vocal lines … powerful rhythm section … an excellent example of the balance QUASARBORN are able to strike between almost poppy melancholic catchiness ..."
8,5 / 10
➤ "... partly remind of old Forbidden, who joined forces with Vektor in a parallel world ... goes quite to the point ... the songwriting is so varied that one does not shy away from catchy choruses ..."
8,5 / 10
➤ "Two months after its release, I still can't stop listening to this album at least once every other day, and it's become one of my go-tos in the gym. Even if you're not into Thrash, I would recommend 'Novo Oružje Protiv Bola', as it combines enough influences to keep the pickiest of listeners satisfied."
8,4 / 10
➤ "... a perfectionist precise performance, sometimes breakneck, sometimes slower, dictated by drummer Marko Danilović Tihi … poignant and articulate vocal attacks, in the already known impressive range ... unobtrusive riffs that skillfully maneuver between progger Thrash outrageousness ... already puts QUASARBORN on the list of candidates for the regional Metal album of the year ..."
8 / 10
➤ "... technical Power/Thrash Metal with melodic and powerful vocals, for the first time in the local language ... straight and progressive, melodic and aggressive, traditional and contemporary at the same time ... tons of riffs ... great, catchy melodies ... the interplay is scary tight and the production fat and powerful without being overloaded. The band has done everything right!"
3,8 / 5
➤ "... usually like technical Thrash, this time they have opened up more to other influences, which is definitely a strength of the record. The almost poppy flair of 'Voz', which can definitely be called a hit, fits just as well as the Death Metal influence in 'U plamenu' or the passionate-melancholic flair of 'Manja se' ... edgy, precise riffs ... interesting songs ... insider tip for Thrash fans who like to let their eyes wander away from the big metropolises ..."
7,5 / 10
➤ "... most of the time you can expect Thrash Metal with a difference, possibly also incorporating influences from Anacrusis, but playing the melodic card in the chorus ... sometimes it just needs a drum storm or just inspiring guitars ... once they even push forward into extremely European customs in Speed Metal ..."
7 / 10
➤ "... a solid Thrash album that hits high peaks with its dichotomy of catchiness and ferocity … there’s nothing lacking … maintains a pretty break-neck pace overall, however, and I recommend it to anyone who wants to check out what’s thrashin’ over on the Balkan peninsula … Thrash Metal with a distinctly European flair!"
(The Progressive Subway)
➤ "... the band is able to surpass themselves and exceed all expectations ... fresh impulses ... will make your heads bang and your brain cells work ... versatility meets technical sophistication ... have refined their craft once again ... complex, technically demanding and at the same time catchy, a rather rare combination ... total work of art ..."
➤ "... with nine rousing songs, you are literally drawn into the world of QUASARBORN ... invigorates the senses and can inspire ... more than just good Thrash Metal ... an impressive work that takes the band to a new level ... the versatility of the musical elements, coupled with profound lyrics, make 'Novo Oruzje Protiv Bola' outstanding ... appeals to both Thrash fans and lovers of more sophisticated music ..."
➤ "… a really cool album … something that can best be described as Progressive Thrash or Technical Thrash - but bottom line, the genre doesn't matter, because it sounds good … the band knows what buttons to push to make it all work in the best possible way … hopefully more people will discover QUASARBORN …"
➤ "... bring a breath of fresh air to a Metal subgenre that I consider a little worn out ... for breathless headbanging ... an album to change your mind about Thrash Metal with ..."
➤ "… a Thrash Metal band that incorporate both Alternative and Progressive Metal details into their specific form and delivery … for those who find such a blend of elements to come across as generally interesting this is an album that should be quite the interesting one to become more familiar with …"
➤ "... masterpiece ... not only mandatory programme for Thrash fans, but also for friends of sophisticated Metal ... fabulously good ..."
➤ "This caught me off guard, fierce technical Thrash with a really strong energy and loads of hooks. Heaps of fun!"
(The Heavy Communion)
➤ "... a small masterpiece of contemporary, extreme Prog Metal ... far more than just a cool Techno Thrash record ... with their style and in this quality QUASARBORN should actually open doors with rather old school listeners as well as with followers of more modern Prog Metal sounds. If not, there is something very wrong here. Another candidate for the best list 2023!"