Thrashless - Trip Of Death review
|Album:||Trip Of Death|
|Release date:||September 2013|
02. Mental Slaughter
03. Vodka Attack
04. No Forgiveness
05. We Burn Your House
06. Unholy Destruction Forever
07. Deconstructing Humanity
08. In My Darkest Dreams
09. Pure Warfare
10. Trip Of Death
In general, thrash isn't the most exciting metal genre to think and/or write about these days. There are only so many things you can say about most of the current waves of young groups channelling Slayer and the like that hasn't already been said about frozen pizzas and boxed wine.
Thrashless probably doesn't care about that and they probably shouldn't. The impression this thing gives is that what they do is informed solely by a desire to shred. This isn't a read between the lines kind of deal, because, you know, reading's gay and stuff. You can't bang your head while reading.
If nuance were a missing person, I'd say there's a good shot it's tied up in Thrashless' garage. And on the production end of things that normally is a bad sign, but catchy riffs and savage, blasted moments here save this from being insipid and seeming too squeaky most of the time. There are enough explosions and whatnot here to help you forget about all the cleanliness.
Trip Of Death is at its best when it sacrifices groove for speed—there's fury to be found on this thing, but it does frequently yield to more mid-paced, chunkier bits that are too tame to be enjoyable. The production isn't built for groove and neither is Thrashless' general approach to songwriting. When these guys go balls out on this, they sound great. When they tuck them back in for the sake of riff-highlighting, they sound dull and overly heard-it-before.
These guys are promising regardless, Trip Of Death just never really delivers on those promises. They're undeniably talented, but there's nothing in terms of memorability or adventure on this, and the intensity of it all comes with a limp. Worth a spin though.
||Written on 08.07.2014 by Wormdrink's real name is George and he's an American.|
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