Power of Metal.dk Review

4 : Rise of the Mosh Mongers
Style: Speed Metal
Release date: 26 April, 2013
Playing time: 43:15

The bandname F.K.‹. can be spoken out easily as fuck you, but it stands for Freddy Kruegers Underwear. I admit it is a little bit childish, but horror and metal have always been something that go well together.

The music is a mix of eighties speed metal and thrash metal, and the mix of speed and thrash works on this album. In the first place because the singing of Larry Lethal is very pleasant to listen to. He sounds a bit like David Wayne (RIP). Because of that, there are musical similarities with the first album(s) of Metal Church. Perhaps it is all a little bit faster, but the music has lots of Metal Church influences. Also SOD, Overkill, Agent Steel, Anthrax, Death Angel and Exodus influences can be heard.

I grew up with the eighties speed metal and I am a big fan of that style, so perhaps I am not very objective. No, originality is not something you have to expect, but F.K.‹. succeeds in writing some strong songs. The rolling bass parts remind me of early Overkill and an occasional high scream of Agent Steel. In "At the Mountains of Madness" Larry uses the James Hetfield singing style and the gang shouting have big Exodus influences. The lyrics are inspired by horror movies and the right atmosphere is created by the four short parts called "The ‹berslasher".

This is an album for all the eighties speed metal freaks that like the bands I already mentioned. I know that this album will find its way to my CD-player regularly.

01. Moshocapylse Now
02. Rise of the Mosh Mongers
03. Black Hole Hell
04. Cannibal Detox
05. The ‹berslasher Pt. 1
06. Scream Bloody Mosher
07. Esox Lucius
08. The ‹berslasher Pt. 2
09. At the Mountains of Madness
10. A Nightmare Made Thrash
11. 112 Ocean Avenue
12. The ‹berslasher Pt. 3
13. Marz Attack
14. Terror Train
15. The ‹berslasher Pt. 4
16. They Feed in the Dark
17. Anthem of the Moshoholics
Label: Napalm Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 26 April, 2013
Website: www.moshoholics.com