Friday, October 9, 2015


by MMB
This traditional death metal band from Botswana has an album called "Desecrated Deeds to Decease". Metal Archives says that this is the band’s debut. I have been listening to the music this week and I noticed the care that they have taken to make quality, traditional death metal that packs headbanging energy, metal music that communicates easily with listeners. It is death metal, but the music also reflects the values of traditional heavy metal: writing songs, having riffs, and rocking out.
Who is this band? The band explains that “Overthrust is an old school death metal band, originating from the capital city of Kalahari desert-Ghanzi-Botswana, with the most over thrusting, underground and aggressive beats, lyrics and harsh growling vocals of death metal. The theme of Overthrust songs is about dirty deeds, reality of life and death. We criticize people claiming/pretending and faking to be Angels and by doing so judging people who are not believers,” (from their bio). They say that they formed the band in 2008, but they became active in 2010. They released the single track "Freedom in the Dark" in April 2011. After all the time, they have the full-length album! They have persevered for metal music and now they have to show for it:
"Desecrated Deeds to Decease" (May 2015, says Metal Archives)
1.Slay the Spectator
2.Poltergeist of Torment
3.Vultures Don't Die
4.Soul to Feed
5.Desecrated Deeds to Decease
6.Psychomatic Torture
7.Welcome to the Mortuary
8.Bogus Vicars
9.Villains See No Future
Facebook gives the following personnel:
Tshomarelo Mosaka aka Vulture Thrust: voices in the night and the thunder
Gakeitse Botlhalentwa aka Suicide Torment: the cannons of the end
Shalton Monnawadikgang aka Spencer Thrust: the strings of the frontline
Lepololang Malepe aka Godfather: the crunch
Tshepho Kaisara aka Dawg Thrust: the crunch and the thunder

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