Warbeast Krush The Enemy

Warbeast Krush The Enemy
Bold, virile and belligerent, thrash metal outfit Warbeast (formerly known as Texas Metal Alliance) are a force to be reckoned with on debut effort Krush The Enemy. Utilizing decades of experience in genre heavyweights, including Rigor Mortis, Gammacide and Demonseed, the outfit are easily one of the most dangerous to come out of the Lone Star state in a half-decade. Instead of relegating themselves to being bitter old men, as many aging thrashers are wont to do though, these guys have become even more agile and confrontational, uniting their various skills to create what comes across as a strange mesh of S.O.D.'s blunt delivery, early Exodus's technicality and pace, and a general sense of apes in tuxedos: while they look/sound neat there's no refining the untamed beasts within. At that, producer Phil Anselmo does an impressive job throwing the reins back at the band and just capturing the pure power and vitality they exude. A touch barbaric, but honed enough to be deadly, Krush The Enemy is a great piece of old man metal that will show the kiddies how it's really done. (Housecore)