Vuil have been going through a metamorphosis with each release and this record to me feels like the moment at which they’ve found their sound fully. The root sound is 80s speed metal, early thrash, NWOBHM, but every tune is imbued with a strong late 70s/early 80s hard rock swagger: you can tell they dig Dokken, Van Halen, Scorpions, Schenker et all. That said, the shrieked vocals, fast pace and riffs of total destruction will have you forgiven for thinking that Slayer recorded an immediate follow-up to Show No Mercy that never came out at the time.
I love this band and they’re absolutely everything that At War is all about. There’s no bullshit about them, they work hard, and they are total punk as fuck. I often think the metal scene in the UK is a London-centric fancy dress poser-fest if I’m honest and these guys are the antidote to that. HELL.