Madrost – Into The Aquatic Sector (2014) – Madrost play a form of death/thrash with a little bit of technicality at times, reminding me a little of Revocation, Slayer, Metallica and Death. The core influences are there in the vocal shouts, but these guys don’t wind up trotting down the same well-worn path that most modern technical death/thrash acts travel. Instead, these guys really tear it up and incorporate some rather punchy solos and finely crafted instrumental sections, which help the abrasive nature of their thrash to come off quite promising. The production is a little raw, but I’d much rather listen to these guys than Revocation. For a record that is supposed to sound aquatic, it sounds like a volcano just went off and now the ocean is set to boil.
(8 Tracks, 27:00)