First impressions deliver an onslaught of the senses. Vocals kick off with an impassioned delivery that echoes Darkest Hour’s hoarse highs and lows, covering a wide variety of topics, from Nazi concentration camps of the past to revolution in the present. Meanwhile, the riffs are relentless, whether in punishing Gojira-esque groove, Lamb of God bounce or Morbid Angel’s dirty rumble. Creating the backbone of each track, the drums and bass pound along with gusto, switching with ease between deliberate mid-paced head nods and full-on blasting, while also giving space for a solo or two to rip from the seams.
The full package showcases a tightly-wound group with an unquenchable thirst and a talent for sharp, modern metal. The band already have a number of accolades, and a resume of big names they’ve played with including Sepultura, Havok, Destruction, and Arsis. With material like this, their name will surely grow; perhaps ironically, Lust For The End is only the beginning.