Their first album since the reunion of Jersey’s morbid thrash cult, Blood Feast, The Future State of Wicked boasts deadly riffs, razor-sharp vocal attacks, and explosive battery. Out this Friday on Hells Headbangers, The Future State of Wicked is here.
Thrash metal’s new wave of ‘bangers are obviously cuing off benchmarks and milestones set in the ’80s and ’90s. To wit, Denver-based riff-slayers Havok originally formed as a nod to their favorite bands and records, but over time (or four full-length albums) they’ve come into their own.
Slayer’s eighth LP of original material, God Hates Us All, stands as one of their most divisive. To some, it appeared to be another record in which the thrash icons failed to diversify their songwriting.