DIGITAL MEDIA RECORDS
"RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION" is a re-issue by DIGITAL MEDIA RECORDS of the
bands same release put out by CASKET MUSIC in 2008. The new re-issue comes with
new artwork and remastered. The band comes to us from the United Kingdom and plays a
very cool old school style of Thrash Metal music. They have a kind of throw back style
that reminds me of Thrash Metal greats like TESTAMENT, WRATHCHILD AMERICA,
FORBIDDEN, EXODUS & SLAYER! How could you go wrong with that many great
bands combined together! You can't! This is a Thrash Metal juggernaut from beginning to
end. These guys do take elements from classic Thrash sounds, but they add in some new
school Thrash technical styles as well, that kept making me think of MUNICIPAL WASTE.
Crunchy guitar shredding all through out, that makes you just want to start a circle pit. The
vocal styling is done in the groggy harsh Thrash Metal style, but with some slight Death
growls mixed within. The music goes from a full on Thrash assault into some melodic
Thrash and then back again is to a Speed Metal attack. If HELGRIND keeps putting out
top quality Thrash albums like this they will be sitting at the top of the new wave of
Thrash Metal bands. Thrash til Death!!!