T.C.F. - WHERE MADNESS REIGNS
Metal To Infinity
you ready for a speed fest, click in your belts firmly because T.C.F. have no
mercy for those who won’t survive their high-speed velocities! This is a band
from Holland, formed in 2007 by Rob Slaughter (ex-Incremental) and Hans Hostile
(ex-Enforcer) – created a demo called “Core ‘88”, an EP “Speed Or
Bleed” and their newest effort “Where Madness Reigns” has been recorded in
the summer of 2011 by producer Quintijn Verhoef. Finally, T.C.F. came in touch
with Nate McLeod from US label Malevolence Records and early 2012, Thrash Core
Fanatics’s full length beast of thunder saw daylight.
back in the eighties, we had to deal with a Metal sub-genre called Crossover
which was actually a blend of Hardcore & Thrash Metal music. I still
remember bands like S.O.D., Nuclear Assault, Excel, Agnostic Front, No Mercy,
Cryptic Slaughter, Wehrmacht, Crumbsuckers, Leeway among other. Speedy, thrashy,
punk styled guitar riffs and fire spitting aggression reigned within this genre
of Metal – it brought a whole lotta fun if we were hanging out with friends
back then! Another trademark to Crossover music were the lustily, ranting and
screaming vocalists not afraid to sing what’s on their mind. It was them
against the world, no matter the cost!
to T.C.F. gives me the feel that I’ve been kicked back into the eighties –
it feels as if time has stood still. Crossover, Thrashcore or whatever you’d
like to define their style, T.C.F. is also able adding some good old Heavy Metal
to the entire concept as well and that’s a very interesting fact to myself.
Some of the tracks start with a funny introduction to go further like a bullet
from a Colt 45 pistol but that’s what the band makes worth to check out. On
the backside of the inlay I see one of the members wearing a cool Dark Angel
logo on his chest so I think they’re really hooked on the everlasting forces
of old school Thrash Metal and able to make their own created songs very well
done. One last thing before leaving: during the first couple of songs, I hear
quite messy guitar solo’s but as the CD progressed there was a remarkable
improvement audible. From a certain point I got a whole different image from the
guitar player in service. Short but fast solo’s, orderly played!
Madness Reigns” from Holland based T.C.F. is a good work to me – a youth
sentimental charged product which brings up many old, still unforgettable
memories! Excellent stuff for all moshers into Municipal Waste, Nuclear Assault,
S.O.D, Anthrax (early Belladonna-era), bits of old Slayer/Metallica/Vio-lence,
Agnostic Front, Excel, Ratos De Parao and stuff. Hope to see these guys during
the upcoming Metal
Over Oostrozebeke Festival
(Belgium) that will happen in a venue named ‘T Ipperste… Date: July 7th.
2012. Other bands on the list are: Kaos, Absentia, Septic Christ and
Diamondback. Nice festival in association with Malevolence Records, I’m sure
the roof will go downside! T.C.F.
- "Where Madness Reigns" to purchace at: http://www.malevolence-records.us/Store.php
Points: 88 / 100 (Review
nfected Existence (Malevolence Records)