NATONAL SUICIDE - THE OLD FAMILY IS STILL ALIVE
MY GRAVEYARD PRODUCTIONS
Metal To Infinity
Suicide is a band from Italy, their hunger for old school Thrash Metal is for
real – quite a while ago they sent us a 4 song demo entitled “The Old Family
Is Still Alive” which was actually somekind of an omen for what would appear
later on. Back then, we at MTI heard a very promising Thrash Metal group while
listening to this demo – we longed for these guys’ future works already!
Well, the wait is finally
over – National Suicide just released their debut album through My Graveyard
Productions. Under the same title as the demo, this full length effort exceed my
expectations. So very well done as their demo was back then, so much better is
the new album!! Damn, it’s really awesome to enjoy a band playing their way of
Thrash Metal in a way Exodus (with Steve Souza) and Overkill or Artillery and
Assassin did way back in the mighty 80s.
Vocals in the vein of just
mentioned bands’ frontmen but also the manner the tracks are built up is
amazing to me. Excellent sound production and a band offering this way Metal to
the masses – I’ll kneel down and praise National Suicide straight to heaven!
The accelerator most of the times pushed in with force completely - still the
band always paid full attention on technical details. Magnificent, pure as can
be, thrashing guitar riffage and I'm feeling all right… I’ve got the same
feelings deep down inside just like in the glorious days of Classic Thrash Metal
– much younger we were those days but once a Metal, always a Metal maniac,
The rhythms are extremely to
enjoy – headbangers better prepare for the real stuff. Guitar duels to sound
perfectly all the way – fanatics of pure shred attacks, hang on because the
present NS axe wielders are in to serve a lethal dose of top notch tactics
leaving me breathless every now and than! Fast drums, devastating bass lines and
once again a singer reminiscent to Blitz
(Overkill) / Steve Souza (ex-Exodus)…. I think that does ring a bell, right?!
All the songs of the 4 song demo are added
to the tracklist of their new album too so if you’ve missed the early days of
National Suicide, don’t panic and order their full length “The Old Family Is
Still Alive” right on at: http://www.mygraveyardproductions.com/releases.html otherwise
check the band’s homepage out via: http://www.myspace.com/nationalsuicidethrash Thrash
Metal played as it should be, old school inspired – a grateful gesture for a
scene we’ve experienced with passion… carved in heart and soul forevermore!
My Points: 94 / 100 (Review by Stefan)
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