Thrashing mad since 1994, Homicide Hagridden has released countless demos and three full lengths including Effect Lucifero back in 2016. This offering is a near forty minute offering of nothing but thrash glory. Through each of the nine tracks that are present within this release you are treated to furious riffs that are paired with ever galloping drumming to present you with an overall adrenaline pumping and neck twisting offering. From beginning to end you are treated to a ceaseless onslaught of face melting metal that does not let up until the final track has concluded.
This is a tightly knit offering as each track rolls together to create one big maelstrom of thrash insanity. The musicianship is tight, the production is clean and the vocals have a tinge of Tom Araya to them making them stand out among the ever thrashing fury of the instrumentation. Each track is a solid offering never leaving you feeling unfulfilled or wanting more than what Homicide Hagridden provides for you. Each track is solid in length always topping over three and four minutes in length which leaves you with enough time to properly bend your neck out of shape.
Effect Lucifero is a well constructed and performed offering as it presents you with entertaining and well written tracks one right after another. These face melting offerings are just that. They are furious and scalding, forever making your head bang whether you want to or not. These are technical offerings as you are treated to some riff wizardry and excellent drumming through and through. Never once does a track feel sloppy and never once does a track feel as though it doesn’t belong as each track is a tightly woven thrash offering that does a great job of getting under your skin.
With this release, Homicide Hagridden created something for the thrash junkie. Not only does it pay homage to the forefathers of thrash, but it also implements its own flair to create a sound more technical and its own. These are quick ever jabbing tracks that get you moving before you know it and get you banging your head feverishly over and over again before you realize.