Crossing the Thrashold: Malevolent Force

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Greetings and salutations, flushers.

How does one go about finding new bands? You have band in mind and you search for similar bands via Metal Archives or YouTube or Last F.M., correct? That’s how I go about it when I have time in between mercenary jobs. But lately I’ve been going the Tyree route and just randomly skimming the wastelands of Bandcamp for some good music. Who would’ve thought that by doing this I would find not only a good thrash band, but a band who released my first favorite thrash album of 2015? Not this guy, but it happened. So today we’re going to talk about the Houston, Texas foursome Malevolent Force and how they knocked me on my ass.

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Malevolent Force formed in 2009 and currently consists of Joshua Ross Ho’opi’i on bass and lead vocals, Stephan Trejo on guitar and backing vocals, Camilo Picaz on lead guitar, and Josue Barraza on drums. They have one demo called Rhapsody of Evil released in 2012, and just last month released a killer full length entitled Descent into the Abyss. Seriously, the last full length debut from a thrash oriented band that impressed me this much was Orator’s Kapalgnosis. That’s awfully good company to have.

Let’s get this out of the way now, flushkateers. Malevolent Force isn’t going to be winning the honorary Voivod/Vektor Award for Innovative Thrash Riffs and Song Structure (Yes I came up with that myself.). They wear the influences of Kreator and Dark Angel on their leatherbound sleeves. That’s kind of par for the course for modern thrash and frankly, if I hear one more thrash hipster (“WAAAH THIS BAND SOUNDS LIKE KILL EM ALL/PLEASURE TO KILL/REIGN IN BLOOD/BENEATH THE REMAINS THEY SUCK WAAAAHHH”) make this complaint I’m going to personally hunt him down and tear out his larynx with my bare hands. The band rips faces clean off, and you can’t tell me otherwise.

What Malevolent Force possess that many of their ilk lack is a passion for the riff. There is no tongue-in-cheek ironic posturing or party and pizza thrash crap that so many thrash bands try to do now (even though D.R.I, Lawnmower Deth, and Bomb Disneyland all did it far better decades ago). These guys clearly love thrash and give no fucks about any nonsense claims of “re-thrash”. They just want to get the pit going and down some beers afterwards. Third track “Call of the Blades” has a mid paced swing that takes up most of of the song and could have been a worthy b-side to Leave Scars. “Bound in Eternal Torment” is Pleasure to Kill wrapped in a tasty Tex-Mex serving (fuck a Taco Bell). Honestly, a more relevant comparison would be to underrated Japanese thrashers King’s Evil. Both bands have the same unwavering dedication to the riff and and a similar tendency to take things to 11 to the point where you could probably push mosh someone straight through a wall to their audio offerings.

The riffs (and drumming) are great of course, but what really impresses me about this band is Ross Ho’opi’i’s throat-shredding vocals. Petrozza influenced yes, but with an extra degree of rawness and venom which threatens to blow out the speakers and implode eardrums. This is combined with an even meatier nearly death metal growl, though I’m not sure whether that is him or guitarist Trejo. Either way they perfectly compliment the apocalyptic lyrics. And, in the middle of album highlight “After Earth”, there is a classic falsetto yell that would make fellow Texan Proscriptor McGovern proud. With a few exceptions, modern thrash vocals are hit and miss, but this dude’s screams very much help the band stand out amongst the endless Hetfield bellows and crossover-based whiny yelling.

Simon says give these fellas some attention by going to their Bandcamp page and streaming/buying Descent into The Abyss, and going to their Facebook and/or Instagram pages.

Until next time, mosh and be well.

 

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  • MoshOff

    OF COURSE T@CO B€LL WOULD TRIGGER THE SPAM FILTER, JUST LIKE IT TRIGGERS MY INTESTINES

    • VVayne Brady

      Poor excuses for Mexican food shan’t be tolerated.

      • MoshOff

        *shat

      • Scrimm

        I had to eat that crap last night:(

        • VVayne Brady

          If it makes you feel better, I ate Dominos last night (got it for free).

          • Scrimm

            I don’t mind Dominos that much, except I can’t even seem to get a job there. Pizza Hut is the worst for me, not for taste but something in their food gives me a dodgy tummy everytime I eat it.

          • VVayne Brady

            If I have to eat from a pizza chain, I usually prefer Papa John’s, though it does give me the runs.

          • I prefer Pizza Hut if I gotta do the chain thing. Mostly because I hate John Schnatter with a fury.

          • He’s a pretty shitty guy.

          • VVayne Brady

            It is known. The garlic sauce is so compelling, though.

          • Guacamole Jim

            Does George “RailRoad” Martin’s continued use of inane phrases irritate the hell out of you? I can’t stand it. “It is known” “where do whores go?” “must needs” FUCK nobody says “must needs”!! NOBODY STOP SHOVING IT DOWN MY THROAT YOU ASSHOLE

          • VVayne Brady

            It doesn’t really bother me. Stephen King does it too in the Dark Tower series.

          • more beer

            Where are the whores? Seems like a better question.

          • Tyree

            His face is very crushable.

          • He thinks he’s a pretty tight actor in all his commercials, but I very much would like to crush his face.

          • Tyree
          • VVayne Brady

            This movie is so beyond lolbuttz.

          • Maik Beninton

            What’s its name?

          • VVayne Brady

            Jason X if I’m not mistaken.

          • Tyree

            David Cronenberg is in it too. Which is really odd.

          • Scrimm

            I have a soft spot for it. First movie I went and saw after my grandfather passed away and it was the first time I was able to forget for a while and enjoy myself again.

          • VVayne Brady

            Ah, I get that. Certain things can definitely resonate with us because of our life circumstances.

          • I wonder if Pizza Hut still does that Read It program? Do you remember that as a kid?

            GL

          • FUCK YEAH DUDE. I read so many goddamn books!

          • VVayne Brady

            We had one from a local library. I got so many of those little finger goblins.

          • You got the shaft man. Pizza Hut was where it was at!

            GL

          • READ IT: THE ONLY THING I EVER GOLD MEDAL’D IN

            GL

          • Scrimm

            Me too.

          • BOOK IT WORKS TOO. LOLZ

            GL

          • Scrimm

            DAMN, blast from the past!

          • Scrimm

            Hard to say I spent the last 11 years working at schools and I never heard about it.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I remember that from when I was little. Remember the Pizza Hut buffet they have at lunch? I wish they still had that near me.

          • Scrimm

            I do too but I had to give him credit for going to the funeral of the employee killed in a robbery and then paying for all the expenses.

          • Scrimm

            I overkilled Papa Johns in my Army days and still haven’t recovered.

          • KJM

            Fortunately I have plenty of choices in my area when it comes to good pizza.

          • VVayne Brady

            I enjoy making my own pizza, but it’s a pretty big ordeal.

          • Scrimm

            Rueben pizza>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • VVayne Brady

            I’ve never tried that. I’m intrigued.

          • Scrimm

            Badass, one of my favorites. Quite easy to make too, and you can leave out the sauerkraut if it’s not your thing.

          • Tyree

            Sauerkraut is a must!

          • Scrimm

            I like it, but get that some people don’t. You know who else loves it? Dogs.

          • Tyree

            Ha, must be the Salt.

          • Scrimm

            Likely

          • VVayne Brady

            Killer.

          • Tyree

            The Pub here that I go to has a epic Rueben pizza. They also have a very good chili dog pizza. All cooked in a wood stove.

          • Scrimm

            Damn, never seen it in a restaurant. Chili dog pizza. I’m gonna have to try making some of that.

          • Tyree

            It’s really easy and you can get really creative with it.

          • Scrimm

            I know what I’m making this weekend.

          • KJM

            It’s really not worth the trouble here. There’s so much good pizza at various levels of quality available in this neighborhood.

          • beer crust is a good thing!

          • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

            Pizza Hut is FAR better than both Papa Johns and Dominos.

            The less said about Little Ceasars the better.

          • I had Pizza Hut last night because the roads are covered and ice and I didn’t have anything to eat. I regret it. It took over two hours to arrive and it sucked dick.

          • BASEDBEARD

            It was super shitty yesterday xan, snowing again now

          • Scrimm

            I miss the east coast so much.

          • It’s supposed to be -3 in the morning. Man, can’t wait till I get to feel the cold up in Boone in a few months. On the positive side, I finally found a good reason to order some Motorhead gloves so my meats little mits can stay warm.

          • BASEDBEARD

            Expect it to be about 10 degrees colder in boone than here, and way more snowfall. I miss that place

          • Dagon

            We love pizza in Brazil, and honestly, I’ve had better pizza here than anywhere else.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I love the Hut.

          • Maik Beninton

            The best pizza.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I don’t eat much of it because I live near 3 good pizza place but when I do I enjoy it very much.

          • Maik Beninton

            Me neither, I have cheaper good pizza that is closer to me but it’s not better than the Hut.

          • MoshOff

            If it makes you feel any better, in Spain Dominos is considered good pizza.

          • KJM

            When friends visit from other parts of The US, they always want to get either pizza or cheese steak subs.

          • more beer

            I didn`t know Boston was known for pizza. I`ve always thought that was New York and Chicago. Also they make killer pizza in New Haven Ct.

          • KJM

            Both Boston and New York are great cities for Italian food in general.

          • more beer

            Right on. I can`t go out for Italian food anymore. My housemates from Italy. No restaurant comes even close to her cooking.

          • dinner party at @more_beer:disqus’s house!!

          • more beer

            Bring beer!!

          • more beer

            Tonight’s not good going to 1349.

          • Although I’m in NJ. The pizza is very good here as well. I usually order from the locals. They put all the chains to shame.

          • more beer

            That`s because the chains suck. The local places at least put a little more effort into it being good.

          • And the pizza is usually larger.

          • Scrimm

            There was a badass cheesesteak place in Virginia but I can’t remember the name. We have a lot of pretty good places out here too.

          • B-b-but you guys are practically Italy!

          • MoshOff

            WRONG YOU CLOSE-MINDED AMERICAN. We’re practically Mexico, get your stereotypes straight.

          • ¡Ay, caramba! Pásame el chipotle, güerito

          • Dagon

            I also got free dominos and free beers last night. I win.

          • and you were a very lifelover fish god too!

          • Dagon

            People hardly worship me anymore, so beer is highly regarded. It’s been at least a couple thousand years since someone killed a virgin for me.

          • Scrimm

            I worship the Lovecraft version of you.

          • Lacertilian

            Always be skeptical of free fast food.

        • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

          Reread that sentence after watching Human Centipede! 😉

          • Scrimm

            Good idea. The taste is probably similar.

      • “But it’s so good!”

        • Nordling Rites ov BDSM

          -JJD

        • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

          It is!

          • Scrimm

            Sure, if you like eating SHIT!

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            I grew up with it so I love it because of that.

          • Scrimm

            So did I. You’ll outgrow it eventually.

          • *embed image from Human Centipede*

          • Scrimm

            I still have not seen either of those. I do like this though. Pumpkin centipede>>>>>>>

          • SEE THE FIRST ONE, SCRIMM. it’s a cool homage to 80’s horror flicks, with tongue firmly planted in cheek. skip the second one! it’s terrible in every possible way.

          • Scrimm

            I’ll give it a shot since you say so.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            The second one is gross simply for gross’s sake. Zero plot, and just maximum gross out from the get go.

      • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

        Still better than Del Taco.

        • Scrimm

          nope

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            Yup.

          • Scrimm

            You’re sick in the head. What other place gives you a large drink cup stuffed with fries when you order a large?

          • more beer

            Plus the fish tacos kick some serious ass!

          • Scrimm

            Yes they do actually!

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            They don’t serve fries, at least not near me.

          • Scrimm

            Wow they do here. F New York.

          • more beer

            They make pretty good burgers also.

          • Scrimm

            Don’t believe I’ve ever tried one

          • more beer

            I only know because they were the only thing around for miles on a work site I was at for six months. I`ve eaten their entire menu.

          • Scrimm

            Been there on having limited options close to the job site. Carl’s jr got a lot of my money that way.

          • more beer

            It`s like that in the trades. But it was an out of town job and all per diem which always make it a little easier.

          • Scrimm

            Never did any out of town jobs myself.

          • more beer

            I really try not too. But there is much to be said for not having to pay for rent or food for 6 months. It give you a lot of money to have fun with. I don`t do that now I just stay local.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke
          • Scrimm

            Hahahah damn I haven’t seen one of these in years.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            There’s several of them on Youtube, I think.

          • Scrimm

            I’m sure I remember a lot of different ones from childhood.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke
          • Scrimm

            Hahaha people are so weird

          • more beer

            They don`t even use actual meat.

          • Eddie Trunk Jr., Floor Tech

            That’s only partially true. They use 83% real meat. I don’t know the other 17 percent.

          • more beer

            You`re okay with that? How can you eat something that you are not sure what it is?

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            It’s peeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeople!

        • VVayne Brady

          That’s liking comparing poop to poop.

          • more beer

            But La Hacienda isn`t everywhere.

          • VVayne Brady

            Never had it.

          • more beer

            Didn`t you live in New Mexico for a while? They are everywhere there.

          • VVayne Brady

            I did, but I never ate there as far as I recall.

          • more beer

            There was one one Central a little east of San Mateo if i`m not mistaken.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            There’s a place called that in Chicago, but highly doubt it’s the same thing. It’s a fancy place downtown.

          • more beer

            No just a small chain of burrito restaurants. That make really good food. Not like the processed dog meat at taco bell.

      • JvRv

        Going to Chile’s here in a bit with Lady J.R. for some fajitas and whatever. Not that it matters buy I thought I would share with you.

        • VVayne Brady

          It’s hard to screw up fajitas. You enjoy!

      • Lacertilian

        You tell ’em G’Dubs

    • HEY, QUIT SCAMMING AROUND THE SPAM FILTER.

      • MoshOff

        That’s just about all I learned at college, I might as well use it.

      • Did you ever add D@vid Tenn@ant to the filter?

        • Hubert, Goat ov ……Satan

          M@TT D@MON

        • If Disqus could recognize the subject matter of gifs that would be first on the chopping block.

        • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

          The guy from Pet Shop Boys?

    • BASEDBEARD

      DEATH TO FALSE TACOS

    • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

      Tako Berol.

  • VVayne Brady

    Simon, your thoughts on Satyrasis? They released my current favorite thrash album of ‘015, but I’m keen to check out these fellow Texans.

  • Hubert, Goat ov ……Satan

    That cover art is quite br00tal indeed.

  • This dude’s voice is gnar. I digs it.

  • Tyree

    Dis is sick and those vokills are so NASTY!

    “Bound In Eternal Torment” is a burner.

  • This is great, love those vox.

  • Hubert, Goat ov ……Satan

    You are good at writing about music Simon Phoenix. I enjoyed this article. It was well written.

    • That’s a bigger compliment than some may think. Writing about why you like a certain band is one of the hardest kinds of writing imo.

      • here’s an example of one of my [serious] reviews:
        “i love this part, and that part. on yeah, the other thing is really cool too. 5/5 stars, loved the album!”

        • lol ikr. Sometimes I re-write tdt multiple times because it comes off as innate rambling and oozing excitement at first.

          • hahahahahaha innate rambling kills me

          • VVayne Brady

            I really hope that was intentional.

          • I meant inane but autocorrect thinks it knows everything. Still, it’s funny and I will leave it.

          • VVayne Brady

            I thought you were referencing that Asking Alexandria guy (Joe had to remind me of the source).

          • Who?

          • VVayne Brady
          • i’m not reading that.

          • VVayne Brady

            At least read the article. It’s good for the lols.

          • At least he realizes he sucks. That is likely some kind of step in rehab. Right? lol

            GL

          • VVayne Brady

            I didn’t get the impression that he realizes how awful he is. If anything, his ego is huge.

          • I lost it at “plump up my plumage”

            GL

          • You really should. Hearty chuckles.

          • do it, I felt better of my existence.

          • Oh him, I actually like his new band we are harlot but Asking Alexandria brings the lolbuttz hard.

          • NO WAY BRAH, HE IS TOTES SEROUS AND I QUOTE “This is scream till you spit blood, hate everything, fuck the world and burn it’s mother heavy metal.”

            GL

          • Goddddd every time I read this it makes me want to kill myself more than usual.

          • The worst part about the statement is that he likely posted the proofread version. I want to see the unedited version.

            GL

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            More like menstruating until you can’t bleed anymore, cry at everything while shaking your tiny fists, cry at the world like a little girl whose toys got taken away emocore.

          • –>

          • Scrimm

            HAHAHAHAHA

          • Wow. That comments section gave me cancerous cringes all the way down.

          • Are you going to need lasik to correct what you saw? lol

            GL

          • I’m going to need hot irons applied directly to my ocular spheres.

          • Nordling Rites ov BDSM

            Kill Me. Please.

          • “He’s Travel the world, his done the drugs, the alcohol along with being in a band. So he has EVERY RIGHT to write a story. Once YOU have lived the life he has lived or any musician has lived don’t judge.”

            #LeaveTheGuyInAskingAlexandriaAlone lol

          • Nordling Rites ov BDSM

            What if I have?

          • “everyone leave everyone alone!!
            -Link

          • Just.. Don’t fight… Please 🙁

          • “I will pull this car OVER.”
            -Link

          • In #Venezuela we cut our hair with machetes:

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            “Just a little trim above the ears…………..AAAAAAGGGGGGHHHH, Fucking Jesus, you chopped off my fucking ear!”

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            I’ll gladly kill you.

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            I knew you would.

            +Lol at your name

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            I stab you. You wake up in a hospital. Doctor tells that it wasn’t a tapir, but kuukupööpötin. Kuuku fucking pööpötin.

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            What’sa Kuukupööpötin, love?

          • I tried to pronounce that and I only got: “cucú popó-tín”

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            Pronounced Kuu-ku.pöö-pö-tinn
            #FinnishIsNotThatHard

          • Jajajajaja!!

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            Coocoo Clock Zulu Warriors?

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M1dRiV7ngu4

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            It’s a kuukupööpötin. Ylilauta meme. You can find some sweet stories of it.

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            Oh Lord am I sorry I checked.

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            Was it actually kuukupööpötin? Never again ylilauta.

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            It said Kuukupööpötin alright. I am slain.

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            I’m guessing that it’s a joke about all the creepy stories and mörkö stories on ylilauta. Fuck those mörkö stories are stupid.

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            My “pilot” should just bust them all.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            Coocoo For Cocoa Puffs?

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            I is sad that Fobba is part of Kokoomus. Vitun porvarit!

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            THE FUCK!?

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            “Olen ehdolla eduskuntavaaleissa 2015 Kaakkois-Suomen vaalipiiristä Kokoomuksen ehdokkaana.”
            I cri

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…….

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            He was the chosen one!

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            “You were supposed to bring balance and peace to Ylilauta, not destroy our nation!”

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            Welp, I’m gonna go hang myself.

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            I’ll be joining you after I burn his house.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            Coocoo fucking Popcorn?

          • I would like to pit you against a honey badger. What say you?

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            I am kuukupööpötin, the natural enemy of everything. I wipe my asses with honey badgers.

          • lol so you accept the challenge?

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            I am a lover not a fighter.

          • pussy

          • Guacamole Jim

            No but he’s a good lover.

          • more beer

            So he better learn how to fight.

          • Kuukupööpötin Tapir

            Insults make baby Jesus cry.

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            With your wiener!

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

            Nina Mae Harwood · Middleton Highschool
            I
            hope you get struck by lightning mother fucker. just saw AA play at
            band camp in madison not ONLY were they fucking amazing and danny
            especially was great plus he’s a SEXY MAN BEAST @Tyler Gilboe.
            Reply · Like · 2 · Follow Post · August 21, 2013 at 6:10am

            LOL. FUCKING. BUTTZ!!!!!

          • Dagon

            I wrote a couple reviews lately and was just thinking how I sound like a fucking fanboy in all of them. I think I’ll write about things that I hate for a while just to balance things off.

        • Scrimm
          • d00d, don’t doxx yourself

          • Scrimm

            I’m just super critical of myself, and I hate reading my stuff almost as much as I hate hearing my voice recorded. It’s why I have 1000+ pages of fiction written that no one has ever seen.

          • just so long as you’re not critical of your own music!!

          • Scrimm

            Very much so. I hate everything I do as soon as I’m done with it, But I’m used to that by now. I know how to use it to my advantage, and the other bandmembers balance things out.

          • Nordling Rites ov BDSM

            At least your’s is over two paragraphs.

          • Scrimm

            Yeah I’m not into those super short reviews.

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            I try and I try, but I never get much, although I get more than that.

          • Scrimm

            Writing so much fiction has made writing longer pieces much easier. Hasn’t helped a damn with grammer though.

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            *Writes Fiction, Doesn’t get any better at writing longer pieces, when they are supposed to be something like that*

          • Scrimm

            It’s weird, I tried for years with no luck and then all of a sudden the whole first novel length piece just poured out of me within a couple months.

          • Fobban Kalukopteri

            I used to write a lot more, nowadays I have to force myself to the paper. Funny enough, I can make up the stories endlessly, just writing them down seems so hard now. *Heavy Sigh*

          • Scrimm

            I’m in the same boat. I burned myself out bad and now I can’t seem do get anything done, even rewrites.

  • RustyShackleford

    MMMMM that’s one tasty solo. Nice tone. Yup.

    • There are some really tasty solos throughout this thing. I am impressed!

      • Lacertilian

        Thrashnkill seal of approval?

  • pïgchop™

    Perhaps some of the people who frequent the Toilet Ov Hell will be interested in the following.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dXctA2BqF9A

    Pussy Riot I Can’t Breath.

    Pussy Riot’s first English song is dedicated to those who can no longer breathe. To Eric Garner and to all who suffer from state terror — killed, choked, perished because of war and police violence – to political prisoners and those on the streets fighting for change. We all have to protest for those who are silent, and we have to protest for each other, no matter the geography, no matter the borders.

    “I can’t breathe” — these are the last words of Eric Garner. Those words are his, but we hope they can also stand for us and for many around the world, for all who can’t breathe because authorities act with impunity and feel invincible and above the law in using power to humiliate, intimidate, hurt, kill and oppress. We’ve known, on our own skin, what police brutality feels like and we can’t be silent on this issue.

    Source: http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/6473154/pussy-riot-talk-eric-garner-inspired-i-cant-breathe-and-the-nascent-russian

    • Dude, the song sure is grooving. Thanks for the post! Also, killer name!

      GL

    • KJM

      m/

    • Tyree

      Damn, that would suck.

    • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke

      Lol, gotta love hearing Barbara Walters actually say ‘Pussy Riot’ on the nightly news (when they were making headlines).

  • Riffs: x
    Vocals: x
    Thrashy solos: x
    Attitude: x
    Tapping my feet at the rhythm: x

    #LinkSealOfApproval.

    • i’m not a huge thrash fan, but this is the rocket right here.
      Cosigned.

      • Lacertilian

        Really?
        I thought you were a thrasher the whole time!

        • I like Evile and Warbringer a lot, and a little Kreator and Exodus, but that’s about it!

          • Lacertilian

            Revocation?
            Black Fast?
            Vektor?
            SSSSSSSSSSSSLLLLLLLLLLLLAAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRRRR?

          • i do like Revocation, Break Fast, and Vektor of course… but $layer? Nah. A couple of good songs

  • pïgchop™

    They honor Kreator – that is a very good thing,

  • IronLawnmower

    Dude did you just name drop fucking Bomb Disneyland?

  • IronLawnmower

    Man this guitar tone is thin sounding. Maybe I’ve been spoiled by death metal.

    • you’ve been spoiled, maybe. The guitar tone sounds good to me for the genre :/

      • IronLawnmower

        Have you heard Toxic Holocaust? Thicker sound than Ron Jeremy’s cock.

        • Yup. Their guitar tone is good too.

          But I still sense that the guitar tone is good. In fact, it’s good because it let breathe more the bass. Listen the final song. The bass is very warm. I don’t know if that was their intention.

      • yeah thin guitar tone is a staple of thrash. see: toxic waltz

        • IronLawnmower

          I like my guitar like I like my meals. meaty and chunky with plenty of punch.

          • What? No wrought bars of iron?

            GL

          • IronLawnmower

            That comes in the drumming department. either that or the sounds of hellish crossfire on wooden coffins.

          • Now that is a great mental image!

            GL

          • IronLawnmower

            Not mine but Tom G Warriors.

        • Scrimm

          This is what I want my guitar to sound like.

          • Tyree

            PHANTASM II >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

          • Scrimm

            YES!!!!! That’s my favorite scene.

          • Tyree

            Very comical stuff.

          • Scrimm

            COME ON YOU MUTHA!!!

          • KimJongUn’s Dingleberry Smoke
    • IL,

      I concur on the thinness. Teh riffs make up for it though.

      GL

      • IronLawnmower

        The riffs are mighty fine.

    • Scrimm

      Pfft sounds good.

    • Simon “Djentcrusher” Phoenix

      Perhaps you should listen to that King’s Evil song I linked in the article. That sounds pretty thick to. me

      • IronLawnmower

        THATS HEAVY

  • Tyree

    Keeping on the thrash topic here. Here is some filthy thrash that I never tire ov.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSwOpNlu0fE

    • more beer

      Yea because that fucking rules.

  • KJM

    Ufomammut just announced US tour dates, no New England shows at all. -__-

    • InfinityOfThoughts

      Fuck that shit!

      • KJM

        It would seem Greyhound and Peter Pan NYC/Boston buses are cheaper than I remember. That’ll be the way to go.

  • FeelTheDarknessness

    Thrash Or Die Dudes!!!!!

  • JWG

    I agree with using bandcamp searches.Mine are mostly for Cascadian and/or other atmospheric black metal bands, occasionally something doomy.

    I haven’t gone looking for any thrash therein, at least not since Nylithia blew me away and rendered most of the rest of it underwhelming by comparison.

    • InfinityOfThoughts

      Same here. Any Cascadian Black Metal I should know about?

  • Lacertilian

    People get upset about bands sounding like Pleasure To Kill/Reign In Blood/Beneath The Remains?!
    Spoiled cunts.

  • Lacertilian

    I like this, always good to hear some more thrash on the TovH.
    The solos suit the songs perfectly and that clean section at the end of the 3rd track took me by surprise, always awesome when thrash bands chuck those parts in.

  • InfinityOfThoughts

    This stuff kicks ass. ‘Nuff said.

  • Crazy Lizard King

    Thats good classic thrash, raw and brutal

  • CT-12

    This is fucking sick stuff Simon! Thanks for keeping thrash alive in the terlet!