Demontage – Fire Of Iniquity
This Canadian power trio, Demontage play, very, very hard to find old school thrash metal with a blackened edge to it.
“Fire Of Iniquity” is one of those releases, which stands alongside Sacrifice, Kreator’s “Pleasure To Kill”, Destruction’s “Release From Agony” and Exciter’s early records. The thrash metal on this album is executed really well, with a chilling vibe to it, kind of brings to mind that feeling of being thrown into the thrash metal abyss at a club gig. Demontage unleash all of their inner demons and wicked energy on this album of eight tracks of pure thrash metal up your ass auditory unruliness!
From the CD artwork depicting demons and devils gathered around an ancient fire of iniquity, in a lifeless forest of nothingness, the music here to, takes on this hellish feel.
“Mad Thrasher” has some of those Destruction-like “Mad Butcher” screams, with plenty of heart palpitating rhythms to lay everything in its path to waste. There are, also some Metallica “Kill “Em All” rhythm influences on this song, which makes for a killer listen, as Demontage has a sound all their own too.
My only complaint with this almost hour long release was the studio production, as it came across very rough in parts, not minding the rawness found here, but drums, bass guitars and guitars tended to sound thinner, and could’ve used that beefy punch to them.
Despite the minor production and sound mixing flaws, “Fire Of Iniquity” has a lot of potential for listeners into old school thrash metal. I’d definitely give these dudes a listen, as I can only see them getting stronger on future releases and even sicker on the songwriting front. Sarjoo Devani