Ireful – The Walls Of Madness
Then we’re back to the “Kill ‘em All” vibe on ‘Sicko’s Short Fuse’ which is a rather amusing track, but still bites pretty hard despite tongue in cheek lyrics. Then there are ones like ‘Rusty Nail’ with a memorable chorus and hailing back to the speed metal mixed with punk attitude, although the track just seems to blow by so fast all anyone can remember is the chorus. Thankfully the closing ‘The Walls Of Madness’ is a very solid thrash track that stands out from the others in its pace. While the riffs are still a huge nod towards Metallica with the ‘Shortest Straw’ vibe from “And Justice…” Ireful ties together some memorable riffs, their group vocal choruses, and just a great guitar focused mix that makes thrash stand out in the way death metal has its growling and black metal has hair raising shrieks. While this EP may not be an immediate head turner for those who hear it due to the limited variety of sound, Ireful still have a solid thrash offering here that anyone who likes 80s to mid 90s thrash very happy.
3 / 5 STARS