Venom and Tears is absolutely savage. It is crafted masterfully, from beginning to end. There is NO filler on this record, guaranteed. Throwdown manages to do what few heavy bands these days do. They create their own monster while tipping the hat to some truely classic sounds of the past. They know where the beating heart of metal comes from and they show it respect, and you get the sense that it’s not just because it’s paying the bills. They took time with these songs to carve out a beast. Vendetta was just a preview of things to come. If you’re starving for some good metal, you will not be disappointed with this purchase.