Razormaze – Annihilatia

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Razormaze
Annihilatia
Slaney

Boston, Massachusetts thrashers Razormaze are a new name to my ears, and with all hearty recommendations that come from the thrash world, I was thrust into their universe to get a slice of this particular pie. There’s always the danger of young thrash acts getting mired in homage to the 80s, but Razormaze do an excellent job of sounding modern without sacrificing the hallmarks of what made this style so exciting in the first place. ‘Worshipping the Void’ is a straight up monster of a song, ‘Demagogue’ and ‘Electric Deception’ make excellent use of anthemic choruses, some shredding grooves and heapings of riffs. It only vaguely begins to wear thin as it nears its end, but the seeds are definitely sewn for great things from these guys. ‘Annihilatia’ is an excellent overall release, with tight chemistry, frantic riffs, breakneck rhythms that offer a glimpse of what these Bostonians have to offer. Razormaze ought to be a name you all keep your eyes and ears on.

Peter Clegg

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