Monday, February 13, 2012
Double Dose of Dallas Metal!
Toxifix! - Rise From The Ashes - Demo 2011
Here is some blackened thrash metal for you! These guys are up and coming very fast and put on a spectacular live performance. They really know how to mimic their recording when playing live. Every member of this outfit knows their instrument very well and is not afraid to get frisky with the technicalities. The term technical is quite often overused but these duders earned it. My favorite track would easily be "Blackened Thrashing Death", and don't worry, it is not a Witchaven rip off! It sounds a lot like Venom actually.
There are some very notable spots all over the album that highlights each instrument extremely well. The drums in The Burning of Olympus" is just out of this world, and a mad bass solo at 1:18, and closely after that the guitar solos just tear you a fucking new one! When these dudes record again, they should record it exactly the same way and just release it as an LP. Their sound is perfect on this demo.
Favorite Tracks: The Burning of Olumpys, Blackened Thrashing Death, Nuclear Attack
Steel Bearing Hand - Demo
This band is full of win. Reason being is that it has something for every body in it. There are parts that sound very crusty, and then will melt your balls with some death metal riffage, and before they are done they bust out the thrash mid tempos! The song Savor the Torture has all of those. And any band that possesses the musical fortitude to deliver such virtuosity in such dissimilar genres deserves a notion astounding credibility. They even black metal it up in Eldritch Hate... hard. Which leads one to take notice on the excellent drumming this monster demo has! And the guitar lead in this song is incredible. It is literally better than most veteran black metal leads or any genre that uses leads! The choice of notes in that almost sound like a boss ass mixture of Amon Amarth and Wolves in the Throne Room.
And after all that musical ass rape-ery the CD comes to grinding halt.
Also as a bonus, these dudes totally let you download it FOR FREE!!