ROCK ATTIC, 13.03.09
Armed with a new vocalist and a fresh approach Havoc System are a different beast from the band i saw last year, those black metal overtones that i detected are now long gone.Nice to see 5 guys on stage having fun and playing some very intense heavy metal with a hardcore edge, really powerfull vocals resonate through the attic whilst the bassist stalks the stage (and audience) like a man possessed !
Over the last couple of months this band have risen to my personal top ten list of outstanding bands,they entertain with great songs and superb musicianship.Their brand of metal is served with rhythmic drumming and screaming vocals some sabbath like guitar work, very good basswork (no top string merchant here like some i could mention) and weird samples.
Ipswich's finest exponents of "Old School" British thrash metal bring the noise and a smoke machine with a single intention to get, and i quote vocalist Neil here, "Everybody Fucking Headbanging".This is quality thrash, none of this Slayer worship stuff like you get from bands such as Evile, oh no these guys have their own sound and it is winning them more and more fans all the time.A highly energetic set mixing old tunes with new ones from the fourthcoming debut album, i tell you they are going to blow the Underworld up when they play there with Forbidden soon.
Tonight Coke's men set alarms off throughout the building and got people running out of their bedrooms !Not only were they loud as fuck but they somehow managed to switch Eliminations smoke machine to overload and set off the fire alarms :)
The revitalised classics Prey For War, Seeing Is Believing etc are delivered with a level of professionalisim that has now set themselves a high standard in which to move forward and once again build a solid following throughout the Uk.We still only get one new song from the upcoming EP 'Raped By Mutants' called "Skulls Of My Enemies" and its an absolute killer !
It's about time the music press started to take notice of whats going on here and stop pandering to the "Pop" crap that they do (Im talking to KERRANG here) and where is Metal Hammer and Terrorizer ???You have a really talented Thrash Metal band on your doorstep and you havent noticed !?