REVIEW: Nekrofeist Debut E.P
Although the 'New wave of thrash metal' which began sometime back majorly in the UK have led to a lot of new, young and smashing bands to come in the scene which are reminders of the 80's era of Thrash Metal revolution. With bands like 'Warbringer' and now ‘Nekrofeist’, I think the era is back in action. Although some MAY disagree with it stating the 'repetitive' nature of the bands which are springing up or their songwriting but I personally believe that the new groovy/racy approach backed by high quality production value and mixing/mastering (which was sadly, not there back in the 80's) - the tracks become a treat on the ears.
Although the overall songwriting and song structuring is 'same but still different' - the vocals just play a roller coaster ride. They boom beyond control and some places lack a lot, more like sounding something very different from the instruments along with. Vocals are to be taken as a musical entity but in terms of thrash, the narrative nature and riff following approach always appeals to sub-genre. The production value is top notch, although the drum tracking and mixing could have been a bit more on the bass-heavy side.
Overall a regular thrash metal album with some hits and misses, Nekrofeist give you enough punch for you to move few steps back but not fall down completely (what we all wish from a Thrash metal album). The band is promising undoubtedly but would shine if they imbibe their own feel and variations more than just blending them with their influences.
Rating - 7/10
Listen Nekrofeist E.P Here
Check Nekrofeist Facebook Page Here