|Review: Extravasion - Origins of Magma|
|Origins of Magma|
Year released: 2017
Genre: Thrash Metal
Review online: May 29, 2017
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:Origins of Magma
Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (6 Votes)
This next Thrash Metal band comes from Paris, France, and they claim to be influenced by such bands as Voivod, Coroner, Forbidden, Aspid, Beyond Creation and Dark Angel. This list of bands alone makes you curious about these guys, right?
These Frenchmen know how to thrash. Both American and European Thrash Metal influences come through well in Extravasion's mean, harsh, technical and even suitably melodic sounding Thrash, which at times reminds me of Exumer, while some guitar parts remind me of Sentenced's North From Here era (check out the title track in which even vocalist Emil sounds like Taneli Jarva's little brother with his shrieking and dry vocal delivery). The playing is overall tight but still relaxed, and it's obvious these fellows are all on the same page when it comes to their influences, the seamless connection they seem to get every time when they play together, and how they overall want to get their songs presented to a wider audience. I must also mention that they get an extra plus for letting the bass wander and fart freely everywhere on this fine and versatile yet pretty challenging debut album. Unfortunately, the drum sound is shitty, sounding like it was made for some two-cent 'Humppa' orchestra or something.
Oh, and by the way. The President of the United States of America, Mr. Trump, also gets some greets in a song called "Bankster", which otherwise reminds me of Forbidden here and there if you skip the song's beginning, which surely will drop some jaws by sheer amazement. But don't forget that having just a bit of fun is also a very integral part of making Thrash Metal...
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