Know God, No Peace...
Review by JD on January 2, 2015.
Thrash… even the name of it makes me smile. I am a child of the whole thrash scene - cutting my teeth on Metallica, Megadeth, Exodus and Overkill while everyone else was listening to new wave radio driven crap like Culture Club and Wham. The new age of thrash is here now, and I am hungry to hear all of the new acts and their twist on the whole thing.
Mixing traditional thrash with a high speed industrial sound like Ministry on a Redbull intravenous with the added nastiness of both hardcore and death metal lyrics - Three Sixes are throwing down the gauntlet and staking their piece of the metal pie. Lurking out of Orange County California - this brutal quartet has the attack of the old school thrash with the mind warping of the industrial sounds.
The music is punishing, but at times predictable, lyrics full of gore, hatred and blasphemy lash out at the listener with unrelenting fury. Tracks like the violence ridden story of a female serial killer known as Aileen Wournos called 'Lead Winged Angel' and the harsh hatred of 'Arch Enemy' are just two sonically punishing slabs of metal that ooze the thrash aggression and attitude. Other tracks seem to not be as strong, yet they all still have a brutality to them all.
Predictable at times… sadly, yes! Brutal as fuck still, hell yeah! They may have not reinvented anything in crafting their sound or the way the lyrics twist all that is safe, but they sure are going to be a band that will be flying the thrash flag high and proud and will continue to cement their own brand of thrash.
It is a good album, but simply not an awesome one.
Rating: 7.5 out of 10