Tenet, What? Tenet, Who? Doesn't ring a bell? Perhaps one of the following names will wake you up. Jed Simon, Glen Alvelais, Byron Stroud, Gene Hoglan and Steve "Zetro" Souza. Well, you know some of them, don't you! If not, I guess you accidently ended up here reading this and you can safely surf away from this page.
With members who have references playing in bands such as SYL, Zimmer's Hole, Fear Factory, Death, Forbidden, Testament, DDP, Dark Angel and Exodus, the expectations are very high. The force behind this project is in fact Jed Simon. Besides inviting some friends as well as musicians he took no risks, and had the album mixed by Vincent Wonjo (Machine Head, Kreator) and mastered by Andy Sneap.
"Being and Nothingness" explodes out of your speakers, so don't put the volume too high otherwise you might blow your speakers. Tenet serves us excellent fast and heavy thrash with influences from all the bands the musicians have played with. They combine the tightness and aggression of SYL with the Exodus riffs and the fast pace of Dark Angel. With Zetro as a singer, the band Exodus is the one that comes to mind rather often, but that's obvious. The vocals always have a big influence on the total sound. "Hail! Hail!" is a song that can compete with the best songs Exodus has written. Another song that is rather special is "Unnameable" - this track has a very melodic and catchy part in it. All the tracks are first-class thrash songs, so just killers, no fillers.
If you haven't yet bought an album to take with you on your summer trip, fetch this one, you won't be disappointed. This is the thrash hammer this summer!