@planetmosh reviews Terror Hungry by .@lostsocietyfi out on .@nuclearblasteu
I want to start this review by saying THANK YOU to Lost Society. Why you ask? Well, I had the damn fine pleasure of reviewing their debut album in March of last year. One year ago. Only ONE FRICKIN’ YEAR AGO. I said at the time that I wanted more than the 36min long album they threw in our faces because it was that bloody enjoyable and one of my albums of the year but it was too damn short. But, thrash y’know!
So here we are, one year on, that difficult second album that has to hit the heady heights of such a debut and damn me if the young bloody upstarts haven’t done it again… only YAAAASSSSS, this time it’s longer by a WHOLE 15 minutes almost.
Let me also state, do NOT approach this review any further if you have no interest in thrash. This my friends is another balls to the wall, pure-bred thrash classic and more importantly a damn fine follow up to Fast Loud Death. There does feel like a maturing of their sound here too. Not so much impertinence or gallus swagger (just look up Scottish slang for what I mean there, or take my word for it) but more focus perhaps, while still maintaining those killer thrash hooks, solos, vocals and of course speed.
Take the superb riffage that breaks out in the likes of Attaxic or the thumping stomp of Tyrant Takeover‘s introduction before it breaks into a tremendous thrash groove. While at times they can throw the speed about with reckless abandon on these tracks they’ve now added an element of definition in places which really adds another layer to their style and sound. Overdosed Brain is a perfect example here. It is absolutely mind-blowing to my ears and just pounds and pounds and pounds both from the guitar and the drum work. It’s this that makes it my favourite track on the album closely followed by the pace and definition of the thrash riffs in F.F.E
This whole album is a thrash lovers paradise, even when they step into a more traditional heavy metal style with the likes of Brewtal Awakening. Its intro plays like an homage to metal before rolling into that recognisable thrash explosion.
They bring the album to a close in fine style too with Wasted after Midnight, a blasting, pacey crescendo of riffs, solos, vocals and drums that feels like their supply of alcohol has finally run dry and with it so too should the album.
So, yeah, thanks lads. This is another rip-snorting, alcohol induced, speed-frenzy of an album that I would even go so far as to say tops your debut. Thrash-bloomin-tasic.
Terror Hungry is out on April 1 (US), April 4 (EU) and April 7 (UK) via Nuclear Blast Records.
2. Game Over
4. Lethal Pleasure
5. Terror Hungry
6. Snowroad Blowout
7. Tyrant Takeover
8. Overdosed Brain
9. Thrashed Reality
11. Brewtal Awakening
12. Mosh it Up
13. Wasted After Midnight
LOST SOCIETY are:
Samy Elbanna – Vocals/Guitar
Arttu Lesonen – Guitar
Mirko Lehtinen – Bass
Ossi Paananen – Drums