There are albums that you know right from the first riff that it is just going to kick you right in the fucking mouth, and with Mefisto and their debut album 2. 0. 1. 6 that is exactly what you experience. After thirty years of demos flooding the underground, Mefisto are finally releasing their debut album and what a way to debut. 2. 0. 1. 6 is a writhing metal mass of just pure fiery and devastating metal. This album has a swagger like no other album does as it walks in the room and shuts everything down pretty quickly. It snuffs any other noises out and kicks the posers out of the room pretty quickly as well.
Mefisto is pure one hundred percent grade A metal and there isn’t anything within their release to tell you otherwise. That first riff grips you by the throat and doesn’t let go until the end of the album. 2. 0. 1. 6 smashes and destroys whatever lay in its path and it is happy to do so. Every song is chock full of headbanging goodness and never lets up once as it presses its boot on your throat harder and harder with each passing minute.
Already just minutes into the release, Mefisto creates something that is lasting and completely memorable. Thirty years is a long time to wait to release a debut album, but it sure was and is worth the wait. If you were one of those people waiting for a full length from these guys, the wait is over and you can finally smash your head against the wall with this full length of headbanging and head caving tunes.
Once the album begins, and it does begin like a bat out of hell, there is no slowing down. Mefisto bursts out of hell with Deathrace and from there is the beginning of the end for you. Sooner or later down the line while listening your face will get shredded and your flesh will be flayed, and Mefisto’s work will be known.
The entirety of this album is comprised of heavy riffage, commanding vocals and just a complete solid effort all around. This album is well crafted and well executed and completely rocks the foundation of wherever you are at while listening. Whether you are out and about doing whatever, or you are just at home listening to 2. 0. 1. 6 you can’t help but to headbang into oblivion.
Pure blistering molten metal courses through the veins of this release and that same liquid metal pours out of your speakers and into your ears. Each of the eight songs that are present here take command and demand your attention and respect and that is exactly what they get. Upon listening you feel a need to headbang and air guitar and get everyone in your town involved.
Throughout the listen you get bombarded with sickening writhing riffs and guitar wizardry that is coupled with searing and scorching guitar solos that would melt the face off of the Terminator. Pummeling away are the drums that are just as savage and paired with them is a bass that never quits. Over top the expert musicianship are the vocals that are gritty and powerful and seem like they are yelled at you from the bowels of hell.
2. 0. 1. 6 is one thrashing inferno of metal, and that is just exactly what it is. This release is fiery and unrelenting and awakens the beast inside of you that has been sleeping for years. 2. 0. 1. 6 is a savagely good time, one that makes you headbang until you don’t have any brain cells left and one that just gives you that kick in the teeth that we all need sometimes. After thirty years of slumbering in the underground, Mefisto burst forth with a debut that cannot and should no be overlooked.
2. 0. 1. 6 will be released February 22, 2016 off Vicrecords.