If I didn’t know better, it would be easy to believe that Subtype Zero stepped out of thrash metal’s heyday in the ’80s with new album The Astral Awakening in hand, had it mastered for modern times and sent it in to label Seeing Red Records for release. The influence from Slayer, Exodus, D.R.I. and Cryptic Slaughter isn’t hidden so much as it’s embraced in all of its white high tops-wearing glory.
The Astral Awakening follows a killer split with Crypt Rot (Subtype Zero were formerly known as Cringe) and is of a similar quality: high. If Hell Awaits and Bonded by Blood are your gospel, what are you waiting for? Click play and bang your head!