Monday, December 14, 2015

Suppressive Fire-Bedlam (2016)

Sheer, breakneck speed with catchy riffs and harsh vocals, shouted and pushed almost to the point of death-metal gruffness, and his razor-sharp guitar tone slices through the riffs. Bassist is surprisingly agile -the bass lines are supportive without being merely doubling, and he knows exactly when to throw in a good fill, drummer is a human whirlwind, and keep up the pace admirably. 11 tracks, mix and mastering by Joel Grind of Toxic Holocaust. A very solid record in its own way, amusing, aggressive, pretty fast. Impossible to put in the same level of other new thrash metal releases. I’m sure you know which I mean. Undoubtedly a memorable work, bestiality and rage of “Bedlam” that make me appreciate this one a lot, because this is the genuine Thrash Metal sound: unadulterated, scruffy and insatiable. I wish they will release more albums like this, where the true old-school magic can be found. A masterpiece !
Review by Paul Caravasi

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