Is there anything more important as a band, music wise, than your debut record? Well, according to Finlands young, fearless, thrash metal export Lost Society and their debut effort, ‘Fast Loud Death’, it seems not. Oozing with urgency and high octane guitar work, Lost Society refuse to enter the fray quietly and, quite frankly, refuse to leave quietly too.
The album kicks off with ‘N.W.I.’, kicking the door open, asserting their presence and drawing you into what sets out to be a rollercoaster of thrash in just over two minutes. From here on out, the album refuses to slow down. ‘Thrash All Over You’ thunders away with marching drum fills and impeccable guitar work, whilst also, substantially, posing as a landmark for the bands overall metal expertise. An expertise that is prevalent from the beginning to the end of this body of work. With raw vocal talent, an abundance of guitar riffs, marching drum fills and bone shattering bass throughout all thirteen tracks, it would be absurd to even contemplate bringing the four piece’s musical ability into question.
It’s important to note that, although the band offer some clearly top drawer level thrash, the band never stray from the path in relation to their chosen sound. They never throw caution to the wind to implement some innovation. However, with that being said, it feels as though straight forward thrash was the band’s aim all along, to stick to their guns. This theory becomes to fruition with the highly charged, title track, ‘Fast Loud Death’. Boasting break neck speed drums and faultless, impressive guitar riffs, the track emphasises the bands philosophy for the record: no compromise.
Lost Society‘s fearless, youthful and provocative debut effort never breaks the innovation barrier, thus, doesn’t bring anything new or exciting to the thrash genre. But, with a set in stone goal and the obvious talent to achieve the goal, the band present themselves to the metal community and offer themselves as a unit set to continue the legacy of thrash. This record may not a ‘Master Of Puppets’ or a ‘Rust In Peace’, but it’s a definitive starting point for Lost Society. It’s a thrash collection which is sure to strike optimism into the metal genre and, effectively, serve as landmark for the band.
In conclusion, if you want some consistent thrash, undoubtedly talented young musicians and no compromising, then this record will not let you down.
Written by Calv Robinson
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