Negligence was formed in 2000 by Dyz and Jey, two Slovenian guitarists who shared the same passion for music. The guys were soon joined by Lipnik on bass and Ruzz on drums. They started with Lenz as vocalist, but in 2005 they were joined by today’s singer Alex. At that time he was only 15 years old. In 2007 they released their first recording called: 'Options of a Trapped Mind'. In 2009 Dyz left the band and was replaced by Aljo.
Forbidden, Heathen, Testament and even old-Metallica are the bands that immediately come into mind when I am listening to the first song "Mind Decay". Throughout the whole album this doesn't differ and fans of the Bay Area thrash don't need to read any further, they can stop and buy the album. The fast and melodic thrash with sometimes real singing instead of just shouting and grunting appeals to me. The singing style is one that is somewhere between James Hetfield and Chuck Billy with a melodic touch. Perhaps the songs are not the catchiest around, but they are decent finished songs. The guitar solos are what you can expect from a band that plays Bay Area style.
I must confess that perhaps it isn't all very new what we hear, but in a way they give their music something that makes them more than just a Bay Area thrash clone. Nicely done!