The terrifically titled Terrifier brings their thrash metal apocalypse straight outta Vancouver BC. Incorporating jackhammer drums, bulldozing bass-lines, a twin-lead attack that leaves posers pulped in it’s wake, and vocals that can level mountains, Terrifier’s motto could well be ‘thrashing is our business…and business is good’. Read more on Last.fm
TERRIFIER is one of those bands that should have been playing in the early 80’s when Thrash Metal was king and Heavy Metal suddenly was less heavy, less aggressive, less in your face. Even when I am way past my Thrash Metal days (I admit that was somehow 6 years ago), out comes a band all the way from Vancouver, Canada to shake me up and put some sense into me.
It’s worthwhile noting that while Thrash Metal bands like SLAYER, TESTAMENT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, etc are still putting out releases as if they were still in their early days (well, more or less), the biggest band of ‘Em All (see what I did there) is taking the spotlight for an album that is far from a great Thrash Metal album.
That being said, TERRIFIER made me immediately think “imagine METALLICA put out this record!” – most probably the world would have tilted, and this article wouldn’t have had something to bitch about! Right from the get-go, you’re introduced to the original spirit of Thrash Metal, to an evil-er KILL ‘EM ALL mixed with some SLAYER and DESTRUCTION – this band honors Cliff Burton – quote, unquote:
You don’t burn out from going too fast. You burn out from going too slow and getting bored.
Check out ‘Skitzoid Embolism’:
Another major positive is the band’s visual identity, a.k.a. their logo and album artwork which should sell pretty well to Thrash Metal fans before even checking the material. The album cover is fun and nasty and doesn’t have band members on it (ehem ehem), and it’s safe to say that all tracks deliver high quality Thrash at ultra-fast speeds with an especially sick display of riffing!
Check out ‘Re-Animator’ inspired for their love of the same titled horror movie.
TERRIFIER are definitely packing with this album, do not miss its release on Test Your Metal Records this January 20th!