Jul 25, 2006

I’m not a fanatic, but I love black metal, death metal, and all the other thrashy hybrids of the genre. So, when I get something to review that fits into one of those notches, I get excited. This band from Finland throws down some mean-ass thrashing. Taking a quick look at their website, they play the part with the white make-up, black eyeliner, and fake blood. The music is the key here. It’s not all modern and downtuned, but straight-ahead pummeling. With strong elements of punk in their mid tempo parts, the single note guitar riffs that make the thrash parts sound evil lets you know that metal is where they want to be. The screamed vocals are mixed up with the cookie monster growls. The drummer sounds like a machine that is programmed to bash out beats with precision. The guitars are bright in an ‘80s type of recording style. I can’t see many fans of this genre to be disappointed by this.

 –don (Crimes Against Humanity)