Protector: Reanimated Homunculus-2013.

Protector:Thrash Death Metal from Germany and Sweden.

Discography:

Protector of DeathDemo1986
Kain and Abel (Rehearsal)Demo1987 
Live in BraunschweigDemo1987 
MisanthropyEP1987
Live in MünchenDemo1987 
Live in WolfsburgDemo1988 
GolemFull-length1988
Live in Bad WörrishofenDemo1989 
Urm the MadFull-length1989
Leviathan’s DesireEP1990
A Shedding of SkinFull-length1991
The HeritageFull-length1993
Lost in EternityCompilation1995 
ResurrectedDemo2000
Echoes from the Past…Compilation2003 
Ominous Message of BrutalityCompilation2005 
Welcome to FireCompilation2006 
Kain and AbelCompilation2010 
The Return of Thrash and MadnessDemo2011 
Wolfsburg EditionBoxed set2012 
In the Vein of Blackened SteelSplit2012
Merciless Metal OnslaughtSplit2013
Reanimated HomunculusFull-length2013
Cursed and CoronatedFull-length2016
3x Tapes BoxsetBoxed set2016 
Live ’89Live album2017 
Apocalyptic RevelationsBoxed set2017 
Summon the HordesFull-length2019
Excessive Outburst of DepravityFull-length2022 

Members:

Martin MissyVocals (1987-1989, 1989, 2011-present)
See also: ex-Ruins of Time, ex-Phidion, ex-Talion, ex-Zombie Lake, ex-Inzest, ex-Obrero, ex-Energyant, ex-Golgotha, ex-Martin Missy and the Protectors, ex-R.A.U., ex-Spitfire
Mathias JohanssonBass, Vocals (backing) (2011-present)
See also: Axis PowersSuicidal Winds, ex-Martin Missy and the Protectors
Carl-Gustav KarlssonDrums (2011-present)
See also: CON (live), ex-Author of Pain, ex-Mastema, ex-Sarcastic, ex-Third Stone from the Sun, ex-Grief of Emerald, ex-M Ä B E, ex-Martin Missy and the Protectors
Michael CarlssonGuitars (2011-present)
See also: ex-Bestial Mockery, ex-Mastema, ex-Sadistic Grimness, ex-Martin Missy and the Protectors

Past Members:

Michael SchnabelBass (1986)
See also: ex-Heritage
Michael HasseDrums (1986-1991), Vocals (1986)
(R.I.P. 1994) See also: ex-Death Attack, ex-Heritage
Hansi MüllerGuitars (1986-1991)
Ede BelichmeierBass (1987-1991)
See also: ex-Anxiety, ex-Anesthesia, ex-Energyant
Olly WiebelVocals (1989, 1989-1994), Guitars (1991-1994)
See also: ex-Heritage, ex-Ingrain
Matze GrünBass (1991-1994)
See also: ex-Square Waves, ex-Headshot, ex-Ingrain
Marco PapeDrums (1992-2003)
See also: ex-Shooting Gallery, ex-Steelhunter
Thomas HaaseGuitars (1994-1997)
See also: ex-Atlantean Dawn, ex-Utumno
Christian SchulzeVocals (1996-1997)
See also: ex-Cornucopia, ex-Divine Noise Attack, ex-Our Souls, ex-Angel Dust, ex-Crucifixion, ex-Our Souls, ex-Stormbirdz
Jacek ZanderVocals (1996-2003)
See also: Paradoxxon
Matthias “Matze” LindnerBass (1997-2003)
Hendrik BacheGuitars (1997-2001)
See also: ex-Devoyd, ex-General Chaos, ex-Dew-Scented, ex-Dormant Misery
1.Sons of Kain04:03  Show lyrics
2.Deranged Nymphomania03:17  Show lyrics
3.Holiday in Hell04:00  Show lyrics
4.Reanimated Homunculus04:29  Show lyrics
5.Birth of a Nation05:04  Show lyrics
6.Lycopolis03:39  Show lyrics
7.Road Rage02:54  Show lyrics
8.Antiman05:03  Show lyrics
9.The End03:41  Show lyrics
10.Calle Brutal01:25  Show lyrics
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One thought on “Protector: Reanimated Homunculus-2013.

  1. hells_unicorn, December 23rd, 2013

    It’s a refreshing thing, have a new Teutonic thrash album in the old style from a band that is not only started when the style was fresh, but is also one that actually originated from Germany. Not to knock the continuing onslaught of younger Greek, Italian, Brazilian and American bands that discovered a time period where the lines between death and thrash metal were not so clearly drawn, but there is definitely something to be said for a band that had first hand experience. To be clear, Protector didn’t make nearly the same splash in the 80s thrash metal craze as their forefathers Kreator, to whom they share the most in common with musically, but they did manage a collection of formidable offerings in the late 80s and early 90s, and after about 2 decades of studio silence (excluding a couple of demos), they’ve taken advantage of the current rekindling of the flame of thrash metal and picked things up as if they’d never left.

    This is the violent, red to the core rage that Detroit’s own Nocturnal Fear has been gunning for in the past 10 years, but with a less mechanistic and more vintage character that would hint at something along the lines of Morbid Saint’s “Spectrum Of Death”. It comes in hacking away like a frenetic slasher movie villain, leaving little time for rest apart from the occasionally slowed down middle section, most of which venture into territory similar to that of old school Death. The guitar tone is a bit on the tinny and top-heavy side, and the same general story holds true in the drums, which are mixed to maximize the cymbal hits and Martin Missy’s sepulchral ravings, which have a heavy hint of Angelripper with a side order of ultra-blackened barks which are nasty enough to pass for mid 90s Gorgoroth. It stops just a tiny bit shy of being a Demolition Hammer emulation, but it shares a similarly relentless character to that of “Epidemic Of Violence” and even throws in a few blast beats here and there.

    There are times where it gets difficult to separate this album from an outright blackened thrash affair, though it still holds a bit more in common with Kreator’s “Pleasure To Kill” despite the occasional hints at an early 90s black metal influence. Particularly in the case of “Lycopolis”, the blast beats tend to overpower the song and come off as a slightly higher-fidelity answer to “A Blaze In The Northern Sky”, complete with the quasi-death metal breakdowns that aren’t quite muddy sounding enough to pass for what was going on in Stockholm, New York or Florida in the early 90s. But for the most part, this album is represented by up tempo and punchy thrashers like “Sons Of Kain”, “Road Rage” and “The End” that really bring home the speed in a manner akin to “Persecution Mania”, whereas the slightly slower and groovier “Birth Of A Nation” and “Holiday In Hell” definitely bring about as much of an Exodus feel to the riff work as it does a blackened nastiness in the vocals.

    Despite the field being a bit crowded at present, Protector definitely have a lot to offer the nostalgic old school death/thrasher who remembers the mold that was broken by albums like “Seven Churches” and “Morbid Visions” and then saw this newer sound erupt into its own impressive scene in Germany while having an equally deep impact on what would come out of Florida, and then Sweden on the death metal side of the coin. It showcases a sound that has come full circle and returned to a raw, primitive, yet still highly impressive formula befitting the rage and fury that goes into the darker side of the 80s thrash sound. Sure, the image of reanimated zombies crawling out of a landscape adorned with skulls and bones is a bit tried and true, but a solid concept definitely bears repeating, and in this album’s case it goes well beyond being merely bearable.

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