American Thrash to slash!
These newcomers of Suppressive Fire hail from North Carolina with a nuclear weapon in their repertoire.
This is American thrash with some European black, a lethal blend.
Bedlam is a full length that was made to play on ten, no matter where you are… this album was made to melt eardrums with hate.
For example, the opener called Ceasefire should be called Open Fire or Fire at Will. The warlike winds of destruction comes as a fallout after the radioactive fire as in the subsequent track The Hellwraith, this one being very “traditional” despite the wall of noise and pestilential solos burning the speakers with scorn and revulsion.
They play with appetite for thrash and boy they are fucking ace as in the track Coup d’etat, I just imagine the soldiers invading the place of government and kicking the ass of the president and declaring siege and a curfew and those who disrespect will be met with untold violence and executions. Fast drums, black metal vocals, hissing guitars, fast soloing…
Nazi face Melter is a hurricane of brutally destructive proportions, a song that can be deemed a little bit “askew” it seems to not follow any rules, but it rules! Noisy and rough it will get you by the balls.
Crucify the Kings goes from thrash to black in a crescendo of insanity, fastness and one can just imagine these guys playing in a huge festival and the mosh pit of destruction opening up the gates of hell.
Bedlam is an excellent debut album, a rare thing nowadays, but as Suppressive Fire has proved, it is not impossible.
Bedlam is out now and it’s Self released
(Daniel “Roderick” Death)