|Review: Strident - On the Aim|
|On the Aim|
Year released: 2010
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: March 1, 2011
Reviewed by: Christopher Foley
for:On the Aim
Debut album from Israeli thrashers Strident, and from the first track I wasn't really expecting anything good but as the record pushes on I found my head nodding a little more. They have a good no-bullshit go-for-the-throat approach (besides the opening track and some ridiculous song titles, "Sex Toy"!?) which is cool, and the vocals sound genuinely pissed off. A good guitar tone, with the bass just right in the mix, decent drum work with some good rolls and hell, even a few pretty good guitar solos. Strident are bursting with youthful energy, and it really shows in On the Aim. Of course a lot of bands are mining this particular vein, and without a label behind them Strident are probably destined for obscurity. However I would say they were worth checking out, and if they can hone in their skills I'd imagine they could release a fairly good album. Worth a look if thrash metal is your game.
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