TIME HAS COME: Disaster Zone: CD

Jul 29, 2010

Had I not done my homework, I woulda thought these dudes were from the suburbs of Anytown, U.S.A. rather than Brisbane. Who woulda thunk that these days the Aussies could top Americans in speed metal chops? (Looks like we’re getting toppled off all of our pedestals these days. That’s probably a good thing.) I will give Time Has Come this: without a doubt, this is one of the tightest records I’ve heard in this genre; it’s speed-of-light fast and has the precision of a blade honed with the help of an electron microscope. There are some rockin’ bits on this, but, for the most part, it’s straight-ahead speed metal with a bit of an electronic backbeat to it. I can’t deal with this kind of stuff all day long, but it has its place on my playlist, just not nearly as often as Little Richard or Dag Nasty.

 –Eric Carlson (Pee, [email protected])