Seriously. Frontman Ray Mazzola recently played two new tracks for me from Full Blown Chaos’ forthcoming album — which they’ve been working hard on for Ironclad Recordings, the label owned by Unearth’s Trevor Phipps — and I’m floored. The new album won’t be in stores until early next year, but let me just tell you — if you’re into sturdy, fearless and tougher-than-lions thrash-imbued hardcore fucking metal, then you’re gonna shit your pants when you hear this thing. But in a good way.
Yes, I only heard two tracks, so I didn’t get the entire LP experience — and hence, only let out a shart — but those two tracks fucking ripped; it was so good to hear something new from these dudes after three years. Jeff Facci’s punishing and precise drum work really stood out for me, as did Ray Mazzola’s fucking vicious, intimidating vocal roars and demonic fucking growls. That dude’s got pipes, man.
Then there’s Mark Gumbrecht’s guitars, which are just razor-sharp and teeming with riffs that complement Dustin Jennings’ thick bass…this is going to be one of 2011’s best metal records. Mark my words. It’s definitely a bold step forward for them, and just ups the ante on everything you love about Full Blown. In a genre where the stale often dominate, FBC push the fucking envelope.
This one track…when you hear it, I defy you to try and keep your neck straight through it because it’s fucking impossible. Hopefully, the guys will be pulling out some of the new stuff on their tour, which kicks off November 3 in Wheeling, West Virginia, and wraps in St. Louis, Missouri, on November 22. Go see them.
Full Blown Chaos tour dates:
Nov 3: Yesterday’s Pub @ Wheeling, WV
Nov 4: Peabody’s @ Cleveland, OH
Nov 5: Underground @ Sandusky, OH
Nov 6: Championships @ Trenton, NJ
Nov 7: Bourbon Street @ Baltimore, MD
Nov 10: Hooligans @ Jacksonville, NC
Nov 11: Jesters Pub @ Fayettevillw, NC
Nov 12: The Muse @ Nashville, TN
Nov 13: The Hub @ Springdale, AR
Nov 14: White Rabbit @ San Antonio, TX
Nov 15: Numbers @ Houston, TX
Nov 16: Dirty Dog Saloon @ Austin, TX
Nov 17: Trees @ Dallas, TX
Nov 19: Lizard Lounge @ Wichita, KS
Nov 20: Aftershock @ Kansas City, MO
Nov 22: Fubar @ St. Louis, MO
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