series of strong albums lot of time has passed by since LICH KING are in
regressive direction of development. The operation of inducting fresh forces
in the band has been in process since 2011-2012,
and its last activities are two singles (one of which is ready for the new
release). Signing with a new label the Americans will be a reminder for
themselves. Their new EP is a test to get reactions from the thrash metal fan
masses. It includes three new songs (1, 2, 3), three alternate versions of
already released tracks (4, 6, 7), and a cover song of VAN HALEN.
matter what were the obstacles in front of the band, their new release
presents them as a powerful thrash the band. The game with the symbolism of D.R.I. is not only graphical. The fast common measured songs of LICH KING
have always referred to the early wave of crossover. However the approach is more thrash, with
much taste for melodies and with impressive solos. This classic technique of
the quintet sets them amongst the significant names in the wave
revitalizing the thrash metal.
last three tracks include ultra-groove
that makes the release softer and adds a specific mood. The cover song is
rather interpreted in worse direction; the cabaret part in Black Metal
Sucks is more than a wink, and the one minute long final song is expressive
enough. After such an EP the trust in the band is restored. I am only sad about the disappearance of the original logo.