Voetsek Infernal Command

Voetsek are what thrash metal has been lacking for years. Even great bands responsible for its recent surge in popularity fail to provide what Infernal Command offers so readily. While not an exact replica of thrash’s first wave (Testament, Exodus, etc.), these 17 tracks top out at 21 minutes yet have the same essence as that initial movement: an innovative approach and powerful delivery replete with speed, wit, attitude and aggression. Taking the rudimentary elements of thrash — an overbearing pace, crisp, attacking guitars — and coupling them with hints of punk attitude and traces of black metal’s possessed vocal attack, Infernal Command possesses elements of Cryptic Slaughter, Mayhem and early Slayer. It’s this twist on established parameters that makes Infernal Command unique yet perfectly fitting amongst the new wave. (Selfmadegod)