www.facebook.com/HavokOfficial -- Power Trip (U.S.): "Manifest Decimation" Like Havok, Power Trip is huge galloping riffs and the metal command is to bang your head. Power Trip's vocalist is more of a semi-growl-furious-punk (not a yeller), and huge, fat riffs. The guitar tone is a pretty thick thrashing style, and makes Power Trip sounds like serious business. In fact, I would say that this band would appeal to death metal fans, too, because the energy is heavier than just thrash, and crosses the line into semi-growling and thicker sounds. www.southernlord.com -- Noisem (U.S.): "Agony Defined" Finally, here is Noisem. Noisem is thrash, but a much more mutated form of thrash: the vocals are death metal-ish (not super guttural, but way, way closer to dm, than anything else). However, the riffs plant Noisem firmly in thrash territory. I was impressed the first time I heard Noisem, and now after more listens, I am convinced that it is not simply a good first impression. The vibe is there, the quality is there, and the songs are intense. www.a389records.com
Monday, June 24, 2013
4 hordes of thrashers: Death Mechanism (Italy), Havok (U.S.), Noisem (U.S.), Power Trip (U.S.)
Greetings to the thrashers! Here are 4 bands for the thrash-obsessed! Death Mechanism (Italy): "Twenty-First Century" Death Mechanism parties like this is 1985 and those speed metal riffs and high-speed soloing don't stop. Like someone turned this thrash machine "on" and the thing just doesn't know how else to go, except fast. Death Mechanism also has a distinctively angry gremlin for a vocalist. Seriously, the vocalist is not yelling or screaming, but rather vocalizes like a possessed gremlin or perhaps like a furious witch. Whatever you did to this vocalist, the gremlin witch will make you pay. www.scareletrecords.it -- Havok (U.S.): "Unnatural Selection" Havok is angry-yelled traditional (think: Destruction's Schmier), hard-hitting, head banging thrash, with sharp riffs, head banging songs. If you love thrash (possibly above all other genres), then: hello, moth, meet the flame.