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Disposable – At The Foot Of The World

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Scottish thrash metal act Disposable are on the verge of releasing their debut album At The Foot of The Word and after five years I’m sure it’s probably a long awaited release for the guys in the band! They have plenty of determination and energy and it shows in their sound. This is an album that shows thrash is alive and definitely kicking right now.

The album opens up with a cacophony of riffs with Existence. The vocals have that classic thrash rasp from old school 80s riffs, with a more modern thrash revival style chorus. The song has lots of dynamics, from speedy guitars to slower, heavier moments too. Addiction has some super heavy riffs and some mad drums, with some intricate playing throughout. The bass has some cool moments here too, and though generally taking a back seat to the rest of the band it seems, beneath all the thrashy guitars and vocals there is a talented bass player buried within.

Disposable is a band that shows that they definitely have a flair for songwriting, especially within the confines of Thrash Metal. Songs have plenty of dynamics and interesting melodies; it’s not all ball to the wall which I think is a good thing. Songs like Into The Water and Leave This Place show off what the band can do really well. Addiction (Reprise) shows a slightly softer side to the band, with some nice clean guitar chords and a bit of a different feeling to the track and some nice solos and bass melodies.

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Title track At The Foot Of The World is a pretty cool track as well, with some really cool musicianship on display, and a furious feel overall. This one has plenty of stabbing riffs and results in a really cool track.

Now It Ends closes the album, and this one is full of angry riffage. This is straight up thrash to close the album, with some meaty guitars and the bass seems to have found a space properly here. The vocals are really well done on this track in particular as well, and it makes for a great finish to the album.

The production is pretty much spot on for Thrash metal, very much drums and guitar focussed with very aggressive punchy sounds and some well recorded vocals too. I’d like to hear a bit more bass next time but as usual this is probably a personal thing being a bassist myself.

At The Foot Of The World is Pretty damn good, especially for a debut album. The band has a flair for thrash metal, and plenty of fury to fuel their riffs for years to come hopefully!

Check out Disposable at https://www.facebook.com/DisposableThrash

At The Foot Of The World will be available 20th September

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Ross Mc Eneff – For All You Cowards

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Irish man of many talents Ross Mc Eneff has recently released an album titled “For all you Cowards” featuring variety of influences and classic sounds, this is a cool release from the artist. Recorded a while back, this still has a fresh sound and plenty of guts.

The album opens with the grooving sounds of “Infatuation”, with a sweet main riff and a really cool bassline. The vocals are very reminiscent of Ozzy Osbourne but with better pitch control. This is a good start to the album, with lots of different moments of tension and excitement, daring to be a bit different to the norm.

“Ego’s Taking Over” is a bit more of a straight up rocking tune, with more very Ozzy-esque mixed with cool backing vocals. The main riff is very old school in sound, and the track is performed well overall, and a great lyrical theme.

“Forbidden” takes things in a different direction, with acoustic guitars starting things off. Ross goes for a different vocal approach here that really is a stark contrast, but works really well, nice and emotive. The song picks up in pace and heaviness later on, but with plenty of diversity and change, further solidifying the style of the album.

“Spineless Excuse” has a kind of punk sound to it, with a short running time too. A pretty straight up song but nonetheless a good one, lots of layered vocals and lots going on despite the short length, and a great bluesy solo tops it all off here. “Deceit” follows this one up with a heavier sound with chugging guitars and a cool chorus too.

“Serenity” breaks up the album with some nice clean guitar sounds and synths; a short instrumental track that serves its purpose well and shows off Ross’ skills a little bit. “Devil’s Mistress” moves things on with some heavier riffs that give way to more mellow sections and another cool chorus.

The title Track “For All You Cowards” closes the album, and is also one of the highlights of the album, with a great main riff and a cool sounding chorus. There’s lots of heaviness here and it serves as a great conclusion to the album!

The production is pretty good for a debut album, the guitars are plenty heavy, the bass sounds great and the vocals are nice and clear. The drums are pretty good too. The songwriting is the main thing here though, with lots of nice short songs that make their mark pretty quickly and to good effect.

This is a good album from Ross Mc Eneff and it would be awesome to see a follow-up to this soon!

Check out Ross Mc Eneff at http://rossmceneff.bandcamp.com/album/for-all-you-cowards-2

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