Bombers From Burundi was a crossover thrash band from Germany that released only a single self-titled album near the end of the 80s. I had no idea what Burundi was, so I did some research. Turns out it's an African country that's stuck between Zaire, Rwanda, and Tanzania. I'm pretty sure these guys chose that name because it sounded cool. Doesn't matter. Their music's still good.
Although these guys are German, the music sounds very American. The only exception is the vocal performance. They consist of this deep, harsh shout that sounds similar to bands like Kreator. Although they're not the type of vocals you would typically find on a crossover album, they still work really well. They're aggressive and energetic. The band also performs a lot of gang vocals. This is a common crossover aesthetic, but they do it nicely here.
The rest of the music is great as well. The drums play a lot of simple and hard-hitting blast beats. They also play lots of punkish mid-paced rhythms that utilize a great deal of double bass. I especially like that solo it performs at the beginning of “Screams”. The bassist mainly follows the guitar, but there are times when it pulls off some sweet tricks. As for the guitars, they're just splendid. They have a crunchy sound which produces a buzzsaw effect when they play their shredding riffs. They also play lots of catchy chugging riffs that help to break up the pace. There aren't that many solos on here, but they utterly tear shit up.
This album maybe short, but the music is excellent. It's fast and energetic and it's imbued with that classic German aggression.