Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lost Society - Terror Hungry (2014)

One of the bigger bombs last year was from the new crossover thrash band Lost Society. These Finnish lads made a big splash with their debut album "Fast Loud Death" that was fast, crazy and a whole lot of fun. So I was not surprised with the announcement that the band would release its sophomore album "Terror Hungry" as soon as one year after the release of their debut. I can tell this is a band that does not want to sit still, they want action and they want it now.

For those of you who listened to "Fast Loud Death" will definitely recognize "Terror Hungry". The album is packed with crossover thrash that goes faster than the speed of light, but I can tell some improvements here and there. The lyrics are not as juvenile as they were in "Fast Loud Death". You will not find a song like "Piss Out My Ass" on "Terror Hungry", but the band still has some way to go until they can write grand and meaningful lyrics. But then again, it is a crossover thrash band, so I do not expect Lost Society to create the next "Bohemian Rhapsody".

No, the band lets the music do the talking instead, and compared to the predecessor, the songs on "Terror Hungry" are a lot longer. Only 3 songs goes under 3 minutes while the same amount of songs goes over 5 minutes, which is surprising since crossover thrash is famous for their short, fast paced songs. But the band manages well to keep the intensity in every track they throw at your face.

And it is some good music that we are treated with. From the fast shredding "Game Over" and the "old-school" song "Lethal Pressure" to the bone crushing "Overdosed Brain" and the rocking bonus track "You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll", you will experience a vast variety of thrash in "Terror Hungry", although I still think that the variety was greater in "Fast Loud Death". No matter what, there are 14 songs to pick from, and it is hard not to find at least one song that you will highly enjoy.

"Terror Hungry" lives up to the hype that "Fast Loud Death" created. It is another fast paced steamroller that shows as much thrash down your throat that is possible until you either throw up or shit it out. This album is just another proof of who is currently the kings of crossover thrash. And I do not know about you guys, but this album makes me terribly hungry for even more music by these crazy Finns.

Songs worthy of recognition: Game Over, Attaxic, Lethal Pressure, You Can't Stop Rock 'N' Roll

Rating: 8,5/10 Brewtal Awakenings

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