Power Trip- ‘Manifest Decimation’ LP
Review by Matthew Green
If, after the intro of building feedback leading into a swinging butchers block of a riff, echo-drenched vocals and huge, cavernous drums you are not transported directly back to the (wholly imagined on my part) mean streets of 1988 New York teeming with the likes of Leeway, The Cro-Mags and Thrash Metal period Agnostic Front, then I don’t know WHAT to think.
Throw in the relentless intensity of ‘Beneath the Remains’ Sepultura, the ‘careering wildly out of control’ feel of ‘Eternal Nightmare’ and the total headbang/neckbreak of ‘Taking Over’ and you’ve got yourself a hell of an album, what i think of as crossover much more than the party thrash of Municipal Waste or Toxic Holocaust.
Just press play on final track ‘The Hammer of Doubt’ and let yourself be swept away on a sea of heads and hands with some of the finest triplet riffing this side of ‘Best Wishes’ and a break down to rival anything off ‘Annihilation Principle’.
They may look like five longhaired Clutch wannabes but they have the soul of a young Harley Flanagan pulsing mercilessly through their veins.
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Power Trip play the UK next month supporting Bane with Blkout on the following dates:
6th November 2013 – London, Underworld
7th November 2013 – Glasgow, Classic Grand
8th November 2013 – Manchester, Sound Control
9th November 2013 – Basingstoke, Sanctuary