ABSTRACT VIOLENCE started back in early 2011 out of Greece. As you would expect from the bands name & logo, they are a Crossover Thrash Metal band. These guys take things back to the early days of the Punk / Thrash crossover movement. They have a very raw and aggressive style that is found in early Thrash with some more angry and pissed off sounding D.I.Y. Punk. There are a lot of cool bands playing this style today like TOXIC HOLOCAUST & LETHAL AGGRESSION, now ABSTRACT VIOLENCE can be added to the list. Their sound is a bit noisier than some bands, which is why they tend to lean more towards the Punk side in that aspect. The song arrangements and especially the guitars is where a lot of the Thrash elements become very present. I liked the mixture of vocal styles as well. The vocals are mostly done in a mid to low ranged Thrash Metal style, but with a more gritty and angry Punk attitude. I grew up in the time when these two styles were originally merging and have always loved these kind of bands. ABSTRACT VIOLENCE is good reminder of the fact that stripped down raw Metal & Punk music is a lot better than a lot of the polished studio perfect crapped that the music industry is pouring out these days!