The grotesque askew smile on the face of a corpse: Rictus Grin. Surfing through the internet I crushed on this one. Hearing a few parts of some songs, I decided to order. With the Euro/Dollar exchange rate at the moment, I could take the risk.
The music of these American is a speedy groovy thrash with clear growling vocals. Sometimes the singer does remind me a little bit of Andy Kaina (Messiah). Not that extreme, but there is some similarity. The bass is a little in front of the music just as Sadus is doing. Therefore their style can also be compared with them. The bass-drums are rolling constantly throughout most of the numbers. That keeps the speed in it, but makes it also a little boring. The songs are not strong enough to keep me excited all the album. After 5 songs I know enough.
According to their site this is the sixth album. Before this one I never heard of them. I don't think the sixth is going to be their breakthrough, therefore it is still to average and not special enough. Good listenable music, not bad, but it doesn't make my water boil either. That the band has also a sense of humour can be found in the song "Beer and Waffles".