MISCELLANY NO. 36: BRINGERS OF DISEASE, REZISTOR AND ELDERGAAD
[Author: Islander - Published on: No Clean Singing]
I found out about Rezistor, a band based in Constanta, Romania, through an e-mail from the band. They self-released their debut album, "Beware the Silent", earlier this year in a limited release, but recently decided to spread the music far and wide by putting it up on Mediafire for free download — and bravo to that, by the way.
I decided to sample "Beware the Silent" by launching the first song, “Go Away”. What I got was a blast of biker thrash, loaded up with catchy-as-fuck riffage and throat-clearing vocals gargling up evilicious lyrics (which for some reason reminded me of Wayne Static of Static-X — and yeah, I still have good memories of "Wisconsin Death Trip"). I’m not the biggest fan of new-era thrash, but this shit got my head slamming and made me want to bellow along with vocalist Eugen Ranga.
Well, the song was really just too damned infectious to stop there, so I moved right into “Enough”. At this point I did start yelling along with the one-word chorus, which scared the pee out of my cat. I think I pulled a ligament in my neck, too. By the time the third song (“Unbound”) was in full swing, I’d damaged some of the furniture and my cat had climbed most of the way up the wall by his claws.
These dudes have got a way with gut-level, groove-heavy, riff-strewn mayhem, and I’m going to move on to the rest of the album after I finish this post and sedate my cat. Check out “Go Away”, and I’m throwing in the fourth track, too (yeah, I didn’t stop at 3), because it’s such a filthy piece of blackened stomp.