||Worlds Torn Asunder CD (2011) |
John Laux discography Recording information: The Omen Room, Garden Grove, CA (05/2011-06/2011).
Photographer: Neil Vissel.
Personnel: John Kevill (vocals); John Laux, Adam Carroll (guitar); Carlos Cruz (drums).
Audio Mixer: Steve Evetts.
||War Without End CD (2008)
John Laux CD discography In case you hadn't heard the news yet, thrash is back! Yes, almost exactly 25 years after the genre's widely acknowledged "first shot" via Metallica's watershed Kill 'Em All album, in 1983 (it may not have been the only nor, technically, the first thrash record, but it was certainly the one that mattered!), thrash metal is finally making a significant comeback in its original, largely authentic form. Problem is, as of this writing, most of these young upstarts are merely managing to imitate original thrashers such as Slayer, Exodus, Death Angel, and, of course, Metallica, rather than using the sounds they pioneered to generate new potential classics all their own. That's where Los Angeles' own Warbringer bring hope into the picture, foisting a very impressive debut in 2008's Bill Metoyer-produced War Without End, that arguably comes closer than any other neo-thrash release to date to synthesizing numerous first-wave influences into a consistently exciting and fresh-sounding batch of songs. Check out quite stunning, high-speed moshers like "Total War," "Hell on Earth," ...