DERAIGN “Purity in Violence”
What a good thrash metal band! Coming from Queensland, Australia, the band was founded in 2012 and this is supposed to be a debut EP. Of course they have many influences from different sources, like American old bands Metallica, Megadeth, Dark Angel, Exodus, etc, but definitely they know what they want and added personality to the whole concept.
Actually, all tracks have high musical skills as everything is tied by technical structures here and there, and it denotes good taste in metallic spirit. Also, guitar riffs and solos are amazing and it seems like Steve Lievesley is a die-hard fan of Marty Friedman, Dimebag Darrell, Kirk Hammett, etc. If you ask me, guitar work is really good and knows how to create old school atmospheres in solid rhythm guitar bases. Also, lyrics are “down-to-earth” enough to call my attention: nothing less than reality. All in all, this is a good debut EP, it’s very well balanced and with strong musical elements. It’s highly recommended for those who stay apart from newest thrash metal wave, but still enjoy the genre. – Victor Varas