There are a bunch of good bands out there that have gotten lazy or bored or busy and haven’t put out a record for a while. It sucks, but maybe bitching about it on this here metal blog will rattle some cages and we’ll get more sweet, sweet metal.
I have a nagging feeling a lot of you readers appreciate thrash metal. You like your tunes well over the speed limit, louder than what your local zoning ordinances permit, and as pissed off as a chronic masturbator with two broken hands. A lot of thrash bands seem to just ride the 80′s coattails, though.
It’s a genre that kind of abhors change. Who’s to say thrashers’re wrong, though-the formulas laid out by some 80s thrash acts are stellar, even in their recycled formats of today.
One band that I think helped bring thrash into the modern era is Lazarus A.D. These guys didn’t just write Slayer-worship albums, they took their time, harnessed a good deal of ingenuity, and really revamped the thrash machine for about six years, 2005-2011. During that time, the Wisconsin-bred quartet released two albums: The Onslaught, a soundtrack fit for a brick wall punching session, and Black Rivers Flow, a more refined version of their groove-oriented thrash blitzkrieg.
And then pretty much nothing besides the occasional Facebook update or press release or whatever, all of which gave the same promise of new music in the future.
Well, Lazarus A.D., it’s been three years since your last record dropped. How about throwing us at least an EP or something? Pull a Machine Head and sell your demos? Update your Facebook more than once every eight months? I dunno.
Just release something already, you have eager ears awaiting.
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