FEELS LIKE PUNK, SOUNDS LIKE THRASH
DISSONANCE VETERAN THRASHERS FEED SOME YOUNG BLOOD INTO THEIR GEARS
Anyone old enough to have been around when these Montréal thrashers were flooding tapetrading lists with demos and live tapes during the mid-80s might take issue with today’s Aggression featuring various young bucks and hired guns alongside lone original member, guitarist Denis ‘Sasquatch’ Barthe. But Denis has managed to squirrel away enough reckless know-how to match skill and precision improvements and impart the concoction on his new charges. The fourth album under the Aggression name hits the nail on the head as strains of devil-may-care Quebecois thrash are mashed with a gritty, American streetwise toughness. It possesses as much left-ofcentre quirk as freight train straightforwardness (check out Once Upon A Time In Hell’s uncanny twisting of The Four Horsemen) and in the end fragmented bits and bobs of thrash history are twisted into a fresh-sounding fury.
FOR FANS OF: HOLY TERROR, DBC, VOIVOD