Hereís one piece of advice, boys and girls, take it from me: Forget about those pretentious kiddos in Trivium and listen instead to someone who really tap into the thrash vein!
Angulus Apatrida is a Spanish quartet whom I have never heard of before their second CD suddenly landed in my mailbox a few days ago. It turned out, as it were, that the album was killer!
Picture the energy, quality and feel of old masters like Overkill, Exodus and early Metallica and add to that a vocalist who varies between sounding like Phil Anselmo (a la Vulgar Display of Power) and Joe Comeau when he did the vocal duties for Annihilator.
The mysterious thing here is the stated website in the promotional material does not work, nor does the band's MySpace. The label's site isn't working either. Odd indeed.
Anyhow, Iím hugely impressed by this varied and solid output Ė it reeks of thrash - the way itís meant to be. Go check it out (if you can?)!