Tuesday, June 17, 2014

thrashers Algebra: Feed the Ego (Unspeakable Axe Records Release: 16 September 2014)

Below is the official propaganda statement from the dissemination bureau for anticipation fomentation.
Algebra is superficially an unusual moniker for a thrash band, calling to mind mathematical precision and maybe pencil-snapping frustration rather than the blitzkrieg attack of Slayer, et al. But as one absorbs Swiss thrash machine Algebra's music, the name makes increasingly more sense. Both the math and the anger are here - the former in the unreasonably tight playing, complex riffs and spiraling lead work; and the latter in the lyrics, which tackle all manner of modern-day frustrations.
Take for example the opening track "Survival Nowadays" (which you can already listen to here:
Algebra "Survival Nowadays" (Unspeakable Axe Records)
Over a pummeling riff assault reminiscent of Sepultura, Testament, Coroner and more, the gruff vocalist barks about what life in 2014 has done to humankind. And it's not a pretty picture. We are soft, we are lazy, we are complacent. The song is criticism honed to a knife's edge. It would be hard to swallow if it didn't sound so damn good.
Algebra's debut album was self-released in 2012, reissued by Stormspell Records afterward. Now they will follow that up with their sophomore effort. "Feed The Ego" satiates thrash-hungry listeners with nine aggressively complicated calculations, all mixed and mastered by Andy Classen. Unspeakable Axe Records will release this album on September 16, 2014.
Band bio:
In 2008, four musicians from Lausanne (Switzerland) coming from different backgrounds, coalesced into a stable and productive Thrash Metal band. Subsequently, a period of composition and practicing ensued, during which several cover songs were played to sharpen the skills of each.
At this moment, the band’s style started directing itself towards fast Thrash Metal from the 80’s such as Slayer and Sepultura, nevertheless including technical and melodical elements of modern Thrash/Death Metal similar to bands such as Forbidden, Gojira, Testament or Pantera. The first demo was recorded in Autumn 2008, allowing the band to play some gigs and make its name known on the local scene.
The band recorded its first EP in summer 2009, followed by a debut album "Polymorph" in 2012 which was initially self-released and then reissued by Stormspell Records. In 2014, the band signed with Unspeakable Axe Records for the release of "Feed the Ego."

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