Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Excuse - Goddess Injustice (2016)

I thought we were going to have another electronic album on our list, but it seems that is not the case. For this record from Finnish natives Excuse only begins with a slight electronic glimmer as it transforms into a level of thrash that is right up there for fans of Sodom, Slayer, Sarcofago, Destruction and you know the rest. This being said, these guys really do kick some ass and I do mean that in the most tasteful way possible. Thrash bands are literally a dime a dozen and it's tough to find the kind that really break the mold, but these guys do exactly that, at least where composition is concerned. Sometimes there's a bit of black metal tinge and I even recall hearing a little bit of triumphant folk on the disc's opener “Obsessed... With The Collapse Of Civilization.” But don't get it twisted, because this is still a thrash record at heart. Goddess Injustice doesn't mind building layers to add more of an experimental quality to some of these pieces, which are of course, to my liking. I'm nearly tired of thrash acts that all seem to sound the same, so just the mere noting of a little more to the formula as I've heard here, is worth talking about. Finishing the review out, “Invitation From Beyond” works as a great instrumental opening to the unexpected seven-minute cut, “Baphomet” even though I'd say the track is just a straight-forward thrash cut, albeit with a killer solo. Worth checking out if you're sick of old thrash outputs that you've already heard, Goddess Injustice is like a breath of fresh air in what is increasingly becoming a rather stale thrash scene.

(4 Tracks, 18:00)


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