Protector: Excessive Outburst Of Depravity-2022.

Protector:Thrash Death Metal from Germany,Sweden.


Protector of DeathDemo1986
Kain and Abel (Rehearsal)Demo1987 
Live in BraunschweigDemo1987 
Live in MünchenDemo1987 
Live in WolfsburgDemo1988 
Live in Bad WörrishofenDemo1989 
Urm the MadFull-length1989
Leviathan’s DesireEP1990
A Shedding of SkinFull-length1991
The HeritageFull-length1993
Lost in EternityCompilation1995 
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 


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.Last Stand Hill04:29  Show lyrics
2.Pandemic Misery03:22  Show lyrics
3.Referat IV B 403:21  Show lyrics
4.Open Skies and Endless Seas05:01  Show lyrics
5.Infinite Tyranny03:35  Show lyrics
6.Perpetual Blood Oath04:13  Show lyrics
7.Thirty Years of Perdition05:11  Show lyrics
8.Cleithrophobia04:56  Show lyrics
9.Toiling in Sheol04:18  Show lyrics
10.Shackled by Total Control05:52  Show lyrics
11.Morse Mania03:13  Show lyrics

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  1. Protector – Excessive Outburst of Depravity Review

    The same week I meet Flames for the very first time I’m also tasked with reviewing Germany’s long-running thrash/death act Protector. Formed way the Hell back in 1986, they’ve been seasoning the obese for decades with a style that grabs equally from thrash and proto-death metal. If you imagine Morbid Saint smashed into a thick romesco with Kryptos and Sodom, you have the basic idea of what Protector is aiming for. On eighth album Excessive Outburst of Depravity, one can also detect the lineage of Viking and black metal creeping into their generally manic, frantic style, with a healthy dose of Immortal‘s burly riffing added for extra WWE flying elbow. This makes for a very wild hunt of illegal game at ludicrous speeds as these grizzled vets try to protect the masses from boredom and quiet. For those about to get blasted into ass dust, I salute you.

    The mood is set by removing your teeth via savage opening cut “Last Stand Hill” which is as subtle as a steel coffee table leg to the pinky toe in the dead of winter. It’s a thrashy, bashy burst of aggression and toothsome fury with riffs that get you moving and ugly vocals that get you hooving. The guitar-work shifts from straight thrash to the kind of traditional rocking fare Kryptos excel at, and the overall effect is like a toxic cocktail of steroids and hobo wine. This is a good thing. The good things keep coming on fiery tracks like “Pandemic Misery” which sounds like Onslaught in a tussle with early days Sodom. The blackened influences begin to surface on “Referat IV B 4” as the band rips through a brutal history lesson on shitty Nazi stuff while flaying your brain lobes with scathing riffs.1 The Immortal-isms arrive on “Open Skies and Endless Oceans” and this is a number that could have appeared on Sons of Northern Darkness. It’s a rousing dose of black thrash with trace elements of Amon Amarth, so naturally, it makes me want to pillage and burn a coastline. The simple, chest-thumping riffs are top-notch and make the trigger finger on my sword hand twitch.

    A respite from the near-constant blasting speed comes during “Thirty Years of Perdition” which is an ugly mid-tempo grinder with strong black metal vibes that crabwalk all over your face. “Cleithrophobia” veers back into thrash lunacy but breaks things up with rowdy, bluesy solos that feel lifted from any classic Motörhead opus. There are some fat saucy riffs here and the bawdy, skeezy vibe is beer icing on the meth cake. Unfortunately, the back end of the album drops just enough quality-wise to undo some of the goodwill Protector accumulates over it’s hard-charging first two-thirds. There are no outrights duds, but by the time I hit the final two cuts, I’m suffering from thrash fatigue and “Shackled by Total Control” and “Morse Mania” feel less necessary than their album-mates. Make this a 40 rather than 47-minute release and it would roll up by half a point.
    The glue holding Protector‘s armor together comes courtesy of guitarist Nocturnal Skullsodomizer.2 The man is a remorseless riff wargrinder, hurling razor-sharp leads in all directions while generating a wall of sound you’dd assume was the work of several fret-slingers. He darts between classic thrash riffs and caustic, blackened lines and does both well. His solos are often impressive and wander into traditional metal and funky blues, giving the bludgeoning a sense of fun and lightness at times. The frantic riffage makes much of Excessive Outburst feel like exactly that, and that’s a win. Martin Missy’s vocal assaults thread the needle between late 80s death metal and standard black metal cackling. They work and give the music just enough extremity without becoming too overblown. The band is talented and able songwriters and when they really nail it, things go up in flames.

    Excessive Outburst of Depravity is a good dose of hyperactive death/black/thrash that tetters right on the cusp of being very good. Standout moments dot the landscape and fun will be had by those with an insatiable need for speed. Protector have been at this game for a long time, and based on what they deliver here, they still have plenty to offer the protection racket. You have a real nice record collection here. It would shame if something…happened to it. Get protected.


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