Beltfed Weapon – Raining Plague EP
Seattle, Washington’s thrash, heavy metal mongers Beltfed Weapon is sure to give their unsuspecting listeners a brutal thrashing with their melodically precise guitars and a range of clean and rough vocal patterns.
“Raining Plague” is the type of EP, which can surely inflict unbearable physical and mental torture.
Take the best elements from fellow Seattle thrashers Sanctuary and Metal Church, and you’ve a solid headbanging lesson in old school melodic thrash and heavy metal with raw power.
“Darkness Falls” comes at the listener with thrashing guitars, body hurling double bass assaults, and a killer trade-off between clean and gruff vocals, more reminiscent of death metal growls at times.
“Black Matter Clarity” is a total all out thrash metal assault, very much in the vein of Forbidden’s “Forbidden” Evil album. The heavy as fuck rhythm guitars, soundwave shattering bass licks and a hard hitting drum display brings to mind the good old days of mid to late eighties thrash and death metal from the San Francisco Bay Area and Tampa, Florida.
Overall, “Raining Plague” will not shatter any records nor move any mountains, but the passion this EP was written with is powerful enough to get you thinking of your own life and the direction it’s headed in. I will give Beltfed Weapon credit with stellar songwriting and a superb musicianship that’s sure to impress even the most musically demanding ears. (Self Financed) Sarjoo Devani