Do you like thrash? Do you like playing air guitar like a complete maniac? Do you like things that shred and are unapologetic? Well do I have the thing for you! Descendency is a thrash metal band that hails from Delaware. This here is their EP they released this year which contains three songs of pure thrash. Good modern thrash is hard to come by mainly because riffs get recycled, and the genre in general hasn’t done anything new in ages. It’s stuck in a rut, stuck in a era when the issues they wrote about were relevant and no longer are now, and it seems as though thrash has been playing catch up with the rest of heavy metal.
Descendency isn’t exactly revolutionizing the thrash genre either, but they really don’t need to. What they do bring to the table is just some solid thrash metal that really gets your head banging, and honestly a lot of the time that is exactly what you need. This EP gets you moving and that is what these guys aim to do. They aim to get you off your ass and thrash around until you just can’t thrash anymore.
From the opener you realize that this is thrash through and through, there isn’t anything else thrown into this concoction to confuse you. This is one hundred percent thrash. It’s the thrash that is angry, and is aimed directly at your head. Descendency is an unrelenting speeding bullet until it hits its target.
Through each song presented here by these Delaware thrashers is the kind of music you want to listen to when you’re in a high speed chase with those damn cops. Instead of having turbo you have Descendency to boost you and your Pinto away from the fuzz.
The sonic assault begins from second one and doesn’t quit until the last note. The songs are fairly long in length which gives you plenty of time to whirl your head in circles and jam out on your air guitar. Each riff is played with intensity and with each shrapnel sharp riff there is a screeching and blazingly fast guitar solo to accompany it and you on your high speed chase through traffic. While the riffs assault your ear drums, the drums romp and punish your speakers. There is one element that did stick out to me that I really enjoyed, and that was the obese bass you get to hear in the foreground. That’s right, the foreground. The bass here takes a back seat to no other instrument as it is entirely prominent and anvil heavy.
And as you crack under the heaviness of the bass among the other instruments you bang your head in glory because while listening to this over and over again you evaded the cops. This EP by Descendency does spit fire, and does make you want to bang your head and play your air guitar or air drums. While it is only three songs long, the three songs here are fun to listen to and entirely enjoyable.