Austrailian black metal band Thrall made a huge splash last year with their full-length debut album, Away from the Haunts of Men. Here we are a year later with Vermin to the Earth and they are looking very likely to make the same sort of impact with their follow-up. I was really into their debut and now I can say that their follow-up may have actually topped it.
The tone of Vermin to the Earth is much darker, but the music has a more rock feel to it while still maintaining the integrity of their brand of black metal. So far, the standout to me has been Oblivion. It has a rocking feel and a black metal feel all in one.
THRALL made waves internationally with their bold â€œAway From the Haunts of Menâ€ debut, but now the enigmatic Australian duo returns with the even darker, more treacherous and rocking â€œVermin to the Earth.â€ Grim and dissonant, breathing pestilence, â€œVermin to the Earthâ€ is a black-metalled ride across the wastelands of wretched modernity, rusting outward with desolate dirges, mid-tempo headbangers, and suicidal finality, every song a hymn to the downfall of the disease named man. THRALLâ€™s â€œVerminâ€ is coming for you!