Over the past decade, thrash has rebirthed itself as general resentment toward not just the system but the mentality of modernity has expanded, and Solanum bring us a thrash album straight from middle period Corrosion of Conformity crossed with Agnostic Front and Stormtroopers of Death.
Expect slightly idiosyncratic but expressive riffs that portray like a freehand sculpture the approximate emotion centered around the topic of each song, with a certain amount of variation in layering and rhythm to make the most of each riff. On top of this, shouted vocals howl out discontent in a rhythm supporting but not leading the guitars.
Thrash thrives on the clash between busy drums riding alongside urgent vocals with guitars rising above like a voice of clarity, and on Ruled By The Cruel Solanum let the guitars do most of the talking. This makes Solanum both battering and easily listenable as they hammer out these anthems of dissent.