DISASTERHATE from Catania in Sicily is the the thrash metal quartet of Reitia (Vocal / Guitar), Klaudia (Vocal / Guitar), Rise (Bass) and Dani (Drums).

DISASTERHATE - thrash metal from Sicily


Scouring chunks out of the speakers DISASTERHATE hurtle in to the room armed with raised axes which are hurled across the threshold in a flurry akin to 12 on the Beaufort scale.

I am minded of the shadow of the ever rumbling Mount Etna below which the quartet are based and perhaps it is from that continual keg of explosive energy and harnessed rumblings that they feed their own creativity.

The herculean projections nonetheless have a mythical beauty about them as the quartet are able to able to harness the furious wave of sound and provide the audience with pieces of music that are impressive for their sonic confluence as DISASTERHATE are able to extrapolate mutual cohesiveness from loudness and speed for the sake of it, as a fast accelerating car does with all four wheels driving the vehicle forward, not spinning needless rubber onto the tarmacadam.

The constituent parts of DISASTERHATE perform as an optimum unit and all the listener has to do is, turn the volume to ten then give it a shove to a higher notch, the band will take care of the rest.

A new LP – the nine track Mirroring The Abyss is scheduled for release on the 22nd and having had the fortitude to take a preview, this is an album you should add to your collection as DISASTERHATE demonstrate speed, control and more sedate passages.

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The thrash metal band Ravenous from Southampton in England is David Game (Lead Guitar / Vocals), Leon Maidment Millar (Bass), Rich Giles (Drums) and Adam Robbins (Rhythm Guitar).

Ravenous - Thrash Metal from England


Focussed primarily on the compositions rather than purely on the speed Ravenous create an entertaining sound in which both rapidity and structure play an equal balance enabling the quartet to deliver music which delivers on many levels. The end result meaning that listening to a set or an LP does mean variety rather than the variations on a chord structure with each sounding strikingly similar and this marks the band out from the crowd.

Whilst those who are hard core devotees of the genre will find the essential elements are in place, those with a more tepid approach will find plenty of familiar rock guitar structures with which to engage. The pulses of energy can be felt hurtling across the room before crashing against the ears lifting even the most sluggish of souls out of a trance.

Whilst I haven’t had the opportunity to find out why precisely, there does only seem to be a slow drip feed of material with the last release being their debut LP We Are Become Death which came out in February and given that the band originally formed in 2008 they are hardly rushing out recordings, but that I may get the opportunity to explore at another time. For now – what there is available to hear for those who don’t get a chance to see them live, Ravenous are worth adding to the collection.


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