Fastkill Bestial Thrashing Bulldozer December 2011 Bang the Head Records/Pulverised Records
The start of the album with the opening track “Kill Fast” begins with a scream from Toshi Komori the singer, and instantly thrusts the listener into a melee of a guitar and drum attack. Very short yet promising intro for a most chaotic album. In Thrash We Trust and Die in the Pentagram the album does not stop a beat, this has a very nice transition with some very well written arpeggios embedded in the songs. Guillotine Attack is a fitting song to appear as the first song of the second half of the album, instrumentally I feel like this is one of the most impressive tracks on the album, with a real mean aggressive tone to the music with the drums and guitars being particularly brutal as well as Toshi’s singing.
Toxic Tormenter thrusts the listener back into the feeling of a being in a circle pit, quite like the opening track Kill Fast, you can tell this is a real mosh friendly song, and fires out of the gates immediately with the same kind of fury as Kill Fast, really aggressive drumming, and great use of the guitar and bass lines. Stench of Hell has short but haunting screams from Toshi, and goes into a frenetically paced struggle for aggression somewhat like a bulldozer at full speed.
Terminal Disease has an up and down rollercoaster feeling of how the guitar solos and drum beats are involved with the relentless shouts from Toshi. Endless game, (a Nigarobo cover) kind of slows down the rhythm of the album for a few seconds, but quickly brings things back in order. Tortured Again brings things up a notch, with very heavy pounding drums, and then the guitars and bass kick in, with a bit of gang vocals in there, it's the shortest song on the album, except for Kill Fast, but that's where Fastkill’s charm is, very short and frantic chaotic songs.
Merciless Onslaught should have had the first 30 seconds of it removed, since that is honestly how the song really begins, as well as cutting out the last 20 to 25 seconds of the song. Now with that aside, a wild chaotic crash of sounds going throughout the song are a pretty fitting end to the album.
This album clocks in around 30 minutes which is an ideal time for such a fast paced speed metal loving thrash album. The Best songs of the album EW Kill Fast, Die In the Pentagram, Guillotine Attack, Toxic Tormenter. If you could imagine a cliff called "Thrash Metal" and a ravine called "Grindcore", this would be Fastkill. This album should appeal to fans of Code Red, Terror Squad, Rigor Mortis, Kreator, and early Megadeth and Slayer. I give this album a 9.1 with very high hopes for a follow-up album in the future.
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