In the last decade, there’s been a rumbling sound worldwide, neckbreaking riffs and frantic double bass drumming that heralds its return. Thrash is back! This year has Thoughtcrime breaking out of their Colorado borders with the release of their self-titled debut EP.
You would be forgiven in thinking that ‘Thoughtcrime’ is the release of a band that has been dyed in the wool with experience beyond their years, but actually Thoughtcrime is a new venture between bassist Andrew Cope and guitarist Miguel Ruiz formally of Immortal Sÿnn. Therefore, these are guys who know how to get things done and this EP is actually very good and professionally delivered. Sure, this release sticks to pretty much thrash metal 101, but it is a formula that isn’t broken, so why begin to maul with it. Naturally, this EP has touches of Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax with its quick-fire riffs, but there is something modern here too and ‘Thoughtcrime’ has more akin to the likes of Omnislash, Wülfhook and Hell Fire with its contemporary American thrash vibe.
‘Thoughtcrime’ is a decent EP of thrash, it keeps it head down and goes for it, getting the job done without any surprises and it will be interesting to see how the band deal with a full-length studio album, they’re more than ready for it.
this EP keeps its head down and goes for it
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