Sunday, May 22, 2011

SPEEDKILLHATE - Out For Blood CD review

Hammerfist Records
Genre: Death Thrash
Rating: 3/5

This is the side project of Dave Linsk from OVERKILL. Dave actually started SPEED\KILL/HATE back in 2003 then released their full length debut Acts of Insanity the following year. As luck would have it, his job as guitarist in OVERKILL took presidence and as we all know they have been on a good roll of late. In the interim the band members of Linsk's side project decided to take a walk. So now he's back with a new line-up consisting of drummer Tony Ochoa from SINDROME, bassist Dave Bizzigotti from RIPPING CORPSE and on vocals it's Phil Anselmo wannabe, Bob Barnark. Well he's not all the time but seriously a few song's worth is enough for yours truly. Which brings us to this band's sound which they self reference as East Coast Thrash. Obviously I've been out of the loop because I didn't know death thrash and deathcore was East Coast Thrash. But then years ago I didn't know New York Hardcore actually meant metalcore.

For those of you out there who are long time OVERKILL fans I have to say hold on. Now for all of the newbie crowd who have jumped on the OVERKILL bandwagon these past few years, you might actually like this. Hate and violence is the narrative on this long player with plenty of "core" as well as PANTERA influences. Dave Linsk can crank out some angry chugging riffs worthy of a beatdown. As far as his solo work is concerned it's also superb. The players he's assembled all do a great job at creating this hate core fest of brutality that might not be fresh to older ears but adequate in giving the slam pit crowd something to beat on each other to.




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