Denver’s Weapönizer have existed since 2009, in that time unleashing several releases including a debut full length in 2012. In 2017 everything comes together for the band on their wild and unbound second album ‘Lawless Age’, their first in collaboration with 20 Buck Spin.
While one can recognize a variety of metallic sub genre tags in the Weapönizer sound, from raw Black Metal to post-apocalyptic Thrash to Aussie War Metal to anarchic crossover – it’s all welded menacingly into an indestructible shining alloy of slashing American steel. A faster disaster with an often unrelenting pace, the tasteful yet crazed guitar solos and commitment to songcraft throughout make ’Lawless Age’ a celebratory and definitive vindication of underground metal’s continued relevance more than 30 years on.
Perhaps arriving at the opportune moment, Weapönizer’s ’Lawless Age’ succeeds in envisioning a technocratic dystopian near future that today seems all too possible.