Ah, man, I arrived late to the party once again.
the mighty YouTube can offer up unexpected results when searching for
thrash metal. Whilst mining through mountains of crap, there are nuggets of
gold to be found, and found one I surely did! Unfortunately that particular
golden nugget had already broken up. Sad.
For those of you not privy to the band, let me introduce the late
MOTAM DEATH SQUAD, a crossover band from Italy that gives a fair share
of nods to Teutonic thrash as it does S.O.D., Anthrax, Sadus, and even
Scatterbrain (to a point).
These guys were in it for the FUN, and although most of us like our
thrash fun as well as fast, it would all be for nothing without kick-ass
riffs to propel the festivities along. NO WORRIES here, my finicky
friends, as their 2011 self-titled album is swirling with face-ripping
riffage, backed by head-slamming dynamics and rhythms.
The fact that MDS's album didn't reach beyond the self-released
status is a shame. Supposedly, before they broke up they made their self-titled album available as a free download. As of this writing, I cannot find the official download link to this brilliant parting gift from a
killer band I never had the pleasure of knowing while they were still kicking. Boo.
Thankfully, we can still jam Motam Death Squad via YouTube. Check out the full album below (note that the music begins around the 1:55 mark), and if your internet searching skills trump mine, please post any found info about MDS in the comments section. (Yes, I found their MySpace page, but, man...if there is any useful info to be found there, I surely could not find it.)