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Review: Tymo - Purge & Reset
Purge & Reset

Label: Independent
Year released: 2017
Duration: 28:37
Tracks: 8
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: July 6, 2020
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Readers Rating
Purge & Reset

Rated 3.33/5 (66.67%) (3 Votes)

Tymo... Weird band name alright (I keep thinking of Tyco). Anyway, these thrashers hail from Edmonton and while they're relatively new, their brand of thrash is deeply rooted in mid to late-80s Bay Area thrash. Their sound is pretty clean and strongly on the melodic side. The vocals remind me a bit of James Hetfield mixed with the singer from Ablaze (a Montreal band active from 1984 to 1993). Ablaze are definitely not the best-known band out there (I hadn't listened to them in some 30 years), but they came to mind pretty quickly while listening to Purge & Reset.

It won't surprise anyone to hear that this album is not particularly original (how many times do I say that per year? Lots.) But, put that aside and you're left with a cool little thrasher with a few speedsters, some crunchy riffs here and there and melodies that'll instantly stick in your head. The instrumental (which does include a couple of long blarghy screams) is especially catchy. If you feel like listening to a thrash album that's mostly on the lighter side of the spectrum, this is a good one that you can just set on repeat.

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