Every time I come across this band, in my mind I scream in my best Halford voice, “Stand by for Exumer!!” I don’t know why. It makes no sense. But that’s where my brain goes for some reason.
Exumer is one of these thrash bands that had a really short run with a couple of albums in the mid-to-late 80s and then went away. And then they magically reappeared with a new album in 2012. I have no idea what went on during the long hiatus or what ultimately brought a couple of the original players back together to reignite the old band and proceed with their career. We’re on album number three since their reunion and the band is just clicking on all cylinders. Hostile Defiance is a tight, no-frills thrash record. Riffs for days on this one. This damn thing would have fit right in during the formative years of thrash when this band was first starting out. I, for one, am happy that the metal blood never truly went out for these guys because a nice solid thrash album is always appreciated in this corner of the universe.
3.5 flip flops out of 5