FEAST is nothing less than a spectacular display of hard nosed, head's down HEAVY METAL! The songs crackle with all the power and polished songwriting of the best records of the Big 4, or indeed, any other bands from the speed/thrash genre. I have to admit I stopped following the band after 'Set The World On Fire' (which was a great record!) because of the revolving door line up changes, and I was drawn to this release (initially) for the re-recorded versions of the 'classic' Annihilator tracks... Having listened to FEAST constantly for the last few days, I'm certainly going to check up on the records from the period in between... Jeff Waters is STILL one of the best guitarists around and (as mentioned in other reviews) one of the most underrated. His songwriting/structuring is as dizzying and genre defying as it ever was... Melody, soaring solos, chugging headbangers and funk colliding together in an undisputed display of pure talent.
So you're a fan of the genre? You appreciate good music and talented musicians? BUY IT NOW!