Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Lost Society – Terror Hungry

LOST SOCIETY are one of the most promising Finnish newcomers of our times, and back with a vengeance in 2014. Founded in early 2010 in Jyväskylä by Thrash/Speed Metal enthusiast Samy Elbanna, the frontman gathered an ensemble of passionate allies to establish a band that would soon be known as Scandinavia’s most energetic start-up export”

Spurgatory has an element of tongue in cheek as it all kicks off, although, it has to be said, not as fast as I expected.

However the second track in Game Over is a lot faster and of a typical thrash vein, with a healthy strenuous vocal that strikes out, unleashing ‘thrashtastic’ science whilst the guitar goes seriously ape!

Attaxic – Great title! Is nothing short of toxic as it rapaciously ravishes heavy and stealthily into view and one pure muscle bred track engaging in typical punchy thrash metal you can sing along to!

Lethal Pleasure boasts faster, harder and louder in every sense of the word. Trying to type to this speed is really good practice I can tell you. Thrusting one of the most brutal rhythms right in your face, its one killer track and indeed a lethal pleasure to hear.

Terror Hungry offers a fast and furious display with some nimble fingers coming into play and rhythms to die for! Giving rise for colourful imagination and raw provoking power.LostSociety

Snow Road Blowout is a rhythmic swagger of engaging twisting emotions as it thunders with cruel intent. A very decent sized slab of ‘thrashiness’ that by now must be causing sparks to fly from the nimble fingered guitarists – thrilling!

Tyrant Takeover is a chugger and quickly gathers momentum with great use of the drums. The riffs snarl angrily, laced with a virulent vocal squall. This will get the hair the flying!

Overdosed Brain is sonically charged with rich melodic content and a chug we all know and love. Predatory, it literally stalks its prey and then goes in for the kill.

Thrashed Reality: Nice and gnarly it plunders the aural and takes off on a quick fire rampage. Employing a certain insatiable tendency that warrants definite interest as the guitar simply screams in agony.

F.FE – There is a certain caustic tone to this track as it gathers speed and rips your face off. Its explosive gait is monumental and is dramatic in delivery and very addictive, the added cackles of laughter as it speeds even further are bound to bring a smile to your face.

Brewtal Awakening Another chugger, brutal as fuck! Engaging in a thrash ritual that appears bolder and emotive surrounded by a torrent of barbaric riffs.

“These pit-borne wonders are not hiding in the shadows of their art by any stretch of imagination – The Finns know just how to hit the mark with their inevitably strong spin on the metal scene and have produced some spellbinding tracks here that leave you struggling for breath as the power and intensity increases”

Mosh it up Emotional rollercoaster track with harsh vocal, blending with a rippling wave of toxic rhythms and an anthemic track so you can once again join in to the chorus.

Wasted after Midnight to finish – (no pun intended here!) The band don’t believe in going for something slow but rather grisly and rampant – good old Finns Huge riffs scream in protest at being played so fast and whether or not the ‘burp’ was intentional or not was a nice touch, but not for the girly girls among us, and no I am not a girly girl, so all is well!

These pit-borne wonders are not hiding in the shadows of their art by any stretch of imagination – The Finns know just how to hit the mark with their inevitably strong spin on the metal scene and have produced some spellbinding tracks here that leave you struggling for breath as the power and intensity increases.

However like with death metal, thrash too seems to stay well within its comfort zone, but experimentation would certainly push the boundaries further, and we have come a long way from the early rock days, although discovering new ways to play and adding them to an already explosive mix is probably not going to happen for quite some time.

So here we have thirteen muscle bound ravaging tracks that will leave your head in a total spin. Fiercely drenched in Finnish persuasion from four thrash junkies, all adding up to a tremendous listen, even if the tracks do sound similar to each other – well it is a thrash album after all – deal with it!

8½/10

The 13 Track Album ‘Terror Hungry’ by Lost Society will be released on April 4th 2014 through Nuclear Blast Records.

Pagan Hel
Pagan Helhttp://paganhelreviews.blogspot.co.uk/
RAMzine Senior Writer - Although my fingers don't play frets they write with enthusiasm for metal!!!!!!

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