Thursday, January 7, 2010

Thresher - "Here I Am"

Thresher - Here I Am
2009, Retroactive

1. Sanctuary
2. Faith Awaken
3. Amazing Grace
4. Here I Am
5. Altar of Sacrifice
6. Death to Asherah
7. Raptor
8. One Way Out

O! Lamentations for what could have been! For those who don't know Thresher was a proficient thrash band that put out some demo stuff in the early 90's. One of the songs, "My Reality" appeared on REX Record's Demolition comp. They recorded an album but it never got released.... until now! Got to say this is some pretty good early 90's Metallica-esque thrash. It's all demo quality but quite listenable all the same - and I usually hate demo stuff. Most of the songs are full of chunky, speedy riffs with some somber acoustic parts thrown in. "Faith Awaken" has this odd time signature in the first half that I don't care much for, but that's really my only complaint. Though as good as this is I can't help but wonder how much better it could have been if the band had gotten a good producer and had some more money behind it. Why Intense or REX never picked these guys up is beyond me.

Okay... now is it just me or does that totally look like Sebastian Bach on the cover?

Useless Fact: "Sanctuary" is the same song as "My Reality." Also, if you were one of the first few to preorder the disc you got the Totally Possessed demo on CDR. Doh! Skunked again!

1 comment:

  1. Yeah, I thought the cover photo looked like Sebastian Bach & Drew Barrymore made a baby together.