Drifter - Nowhere to Hide (Teldec / Frontrow) 1989
1. "So Much Blood" (4:46)
Founded back in 1981 by guitarists Peter Wolff and vocalist Tommy Lion, Drifter are a Swiss thrash band with a decidedly European thrash sound. Motorhead guitarist Phil Campbell makes an appearance on "Nowhere to Hide" performing lead guitar on a couple of tracks. The music on "Nowhere to Hide" is straight-forward, crunchy, fast to mid-paced speed metal/thrash with clean, shouted vocals, not unlike Stacy Anderson of Hallows Eve. At times Lion also belts out some falsetto screams such as on "The Elder". The music isn't overly fast or technical, but the band does know how to write a catchy song. I especially like the Rose Tattoo cover that closes the album out.
Fourteen years later, the trio of Lion, Wolff, and Ivano Marcon decided to give it another go, and with a new rhythm section in place, reformed Drifter in 2005.