Dallas death-thrashers Steel Bearing Hand shaped again in 2009, lastly launched their self-titled debut LP in 2015, after which parted methods with their unique drummer. Now, six years and a brand new drummer later, they’re lastly set to launch their sophomore LP Slay In Hell this Friday (4/2) by way of Carbonized Data (pre-order). We’re premiering a full stream of it on this submit.
“Slay in Hell represents years of blood, sweat, and tears and is essentially the most correct illustration out there of what has largely been an expertise meant to be taken in particular person,” the band tells us. “It’s essentially the most potent distillation of the band’s essence up to now, our syncretization of each model and execution. In brief, THIS is Metal Bearing Hand.”
Over time, Metal Bearing Hand have gained comparisons to Celtic Frost, Venom, early Slayer, Motorhead, Possessed, Sodom, and extra, and you may hear all of that coming by on this ass-kicking LP. The thrash riffage hits like a bolt of lightning, the solos are shredding however all the time crisp and melodic, and the gnarly vocals go from a blackened hardcore bark to a burly dying steel growl with loads of venomous selection in between. Like quite a lot of Texas thrash (Energy Journey, Frozen Soul, Creeping Dying, and many others), Metal Bearing Hand really feel as very like a punk band as they do a steel band. It actually comes by on the fast-paced songs that make up the majority of the file, however the punk spirit stays even after they go for 12 and a half minutes of death-doom on album nearer “Ensanguined.” The entire thing rips actually fucking onerous, as you’ll be able to hear for your self beneath.