The rethrash movement might be at a little bit of crisis. Those bands that put out some of the best work in this revival –acts like Exmortus, Vektor, Nylithia, Deathhammer, among others– sit in relative obscurity while major labels throw their weight behind more generic bands. This isn’t a complaint per se, just a coming to terms with the inevitable monitization of musical trends. Here we have another great thrash gem. India’s Mortar (which I think is the name of half a dozen other thrash bands) compbine the eccentric expressiveness of Overkill’s vocals and an impossible sense of tone and riff transition. It’s hard to stress the tone too much as this is so often lost on thrash metal bands of all eras. Their debut EP Ground Zero is due out February 13th on Incanned Productions and even features a cover of Judas Priest‘s Hell Bent for Leather. Press the jump button thing and take a listen.
- Seance on TUESDAY TIME MACHINE: OZZY OSBOURNE – THE ULTIMATE SIN (1986)
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- The Metal Advisor on NEW VIDS FROM JESS AND THE ANCIENT ONES, DE LA CRUZ, KVELERTAK
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- STREAM THE NEW ENFORCER ALBUM, YOU'LL THANK ME on As The Streets Freeze, Cauldron Continues to Melt Faces.