freaKINGS are thrashing back with their fourth album, Rise
of Violence, and show no signs at all of letting up on the intensity.
Back in 2011 in Switzerland, freaKINGS released their first
album No Way Out and haven’t looked back since.
The three piece thrash outfit who call Basel home borrow from bands like
Vengeance Rising, Mortification, and Deliverance and all the other thrash
outfits one can think of and combine it all into their blend. The previous
albums I can speak to, Gladiator and Toxic End were both top picks for me and
showcase the band’s unrelenting assault.
If it’s classic thrash you’re looking for, freaKINGS is the band for you and Rise of Violence is as good a place to start as any. Not to mention that the album is 11 songs and 40 minutes in length, which means for a band playing at normal speed, this would likely have ended up on a couple cd’s. How three people can make so much noise with vocals is simply amazing. The songs are all played at breakneck speed with vocals barked over the top punctuated by gang vocals here and there for emphasis. Production is insanely clean, allowing all the instruments and vocals to come through cleanly.
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