Bitterness equals old school thrash. That’s a very plain statement, but it’s a simple truth, no more, no less. The first song opens with traditional up-tempo thrash drumming, so watch out for any nearby spastic kids: seizure imminent. It’s the band’s third album, and they know their business by now. The tracks rush by, one by one, none too memorable but all groovy as fuck. The raspy vocals – often so layered it sounds like a whole boysband – and (snare) reverb make it sound just right, even a bit authentic old school.The title track makes a solitary change of course: black metal blast/tremolo sections and melodic interjections. Perhaps surprisingly, the blackish passages show the band from a quite interesting angle. Likewise, “One Way Ride” conjures a progressive atmosphere, which is unique on the album.In either case, Bitterness has catchy tunes. Most riffs have drive and emotion, the vocals push everything even more forward. Certainly a fun one to add to the playlist now and again.
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