It has been a while since I have heard something new from Spain, but I am glad that band to break the silence for me was Crimson Slaughter. Upon reading the name I mistakenly read Cryptic Slaughter so I felt my expectations would be a little jaded because Cryptic Slaughter is one of my favorite bands, but, once I heard the chaotic riffs, lightning solos and sporadic bass heavy leads that Cycle of Decay holds, I forgot all about Cryptic Slaughter.
Crimson Slaughter‘s Cycle of Decay is a bulldozing, punishing, all around devastating plague like storm of fists. Besides my tangent about Cryptic Slaughter, Cycle of Decay does draw similarities to bands like Sepulcher, Aggression, Shell-Shock and Bio-Cancer on the side of pure thrash, and bands like Cryptic Slaughter, and Fastkill on the side of having a little bit of punk intensity, chaos, and bass leads. Cycle of Decay is a pummeling force of an album.
I am so happy to hear a widespread global resurgence of thrash that has pissed on all the things those lame retro-thrashers were all doing. It is so nice to be hearing a lot of good thrash that is of a unique and fresh nature. I feel that if you have ever liked thrash, hell, if you have ever liked metal you will love to hear some Crimson Slaughter. Do yourself a favor and check out this fucking album right now, crack that bitch up and piss off your fucking neighbors, blast some Cycle of Decay by Crimson Slaughter right fucking now!