Ironbound is one of my favourite thrash albums of all time not just of the new thrash age. Although I was looking forward to its follow up, the next album rarely matches such a masterpiece. Although 'The Electric Age' is not on a par with 'Ironbound' it comes very close. 'The Electric Age' has more in common with the 2nd half of Ironbound. The relentless pace and agression spit bile right across this album with very little let up making the music very exciting and full of energy. This does make the songs blend together but with repeated listens they grow into their own identities. The performances are superb with Lipnicki in particular breathing new life in these old thrashing dogs. But it is Blitz who really impresses on this disc. Whatever is needed to sing thrash he has in spades and then some. His performance is quite astonishing at times. It might not have the immediate hooks of Ironbound but it is an impressive return for a rejuvinated thrash band and an album that is on par, and at times passes, the quality of their very early releases.