Sunny Southern California's thrash metal stalewarts have been thrashing out groove-driven and body bruising thrash metal since 2000, and "Live Grenade" is their latest weapon of aural mass destruction. Musically, they've combined Pantera-esque musical characteristics with the hellish thrash tactics of the Bay Area scene such as Skinlab, Testament, Exodus and others.
Vocally, Contortion has got a very gruff and rough style of singing, not wimpy, but definitely pissed off and something that will command your attention. The only thing, which disappoints about this EP is that it short with just four tracks barely clocking in at 14 minutes. I know this is an ep, but these guys simply rock the walls around, fuck ya. Guys, please release a full length album as it will satisfy my ungodly thrash metal cravings. Great stuff for fans of thrash and very pissed off heavy metal.