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Review: Rift - Super Killer Fragile
Super Killer Fragile

Label: Independent
Year released: 2017
Duration: 38:46
Tracks: 10
Genre: Thrash Metal

Rating: 4/5

Review online: November 9, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Super Killer Fragile

Rated 4/5 (80%) (9 Votes)

One of the Thrash bands that have impressed me in 2017 is UK-based Rift, who have been around only since 2015-2016. They self-released their 10-song debut album, Super Killer Fragile, at the end of May 2017 and have made a lot of loud noise since.

The band's debut is damn heavy, groovy, and well executed from beginning to end with impressive riff madness, solo work and the powerful vocal delivery of guitarist Simon Jones (who brings to mind the vocals of Chuck Billy on more than a couple of occasions). The band plays like a devastating hurricane, crushing everything on its doomed path. The musicianship is on a totally pro level and they clearly trust their skills to create some devastating Thrash Metal. In many ways, references to Testament can be drawn from songs like "Diminish" along with some of Arch Enemy's melodic riff fests (check out "Free Speech Talking" as a good reference). It's weird how much the vocal rhythms in "Ghosts in the Ruins" remind me of Slayer's "Mandatory Suicide." Coincidence or not, I guess Slayer isn't unknown to them, ha ha!

Rift is a very good find. Check them out on YouTube or any other music platform. Don't be surprised if they get snapped up by some label soon.

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