Although the current rhythm section only came on board in 2012, the rest of the guys were in I.N.C. when they unleashed their thrash debut ‘The Visitor in 1988. They took a break between 1990 and 2010 but have been active ever since. Original formed as Genocide Inc. back in 1986, released some demos, then changed their name in the same year when they realised there was another band with the same moniker, and Dennis Gergely (vocals), Erik Barath (guitars) and Tony Fabrizi (guitars) have been there throughout. They started off playing thrash, and don’t see any reason to change now, and musically this has a great deal in common with the scene of 30 years ago.

This is their fifth album, their third since reforming, and If I had to guess where they hailed from I would have been correct in New York as it as if they are taking Anthrax and Overkill and then bringing in a touch of hardcore from Life of Agony, and there is the sound. The vocals are strong and melodic, more in common with power metal than many of the thrashers out there, and it certainly doesn’t sound like a self-release. They are full of confidence, probably not surprising given the length of time the core of the band has been together, and the result is something which may not be totally essential but is a damn fine dandruff loosener all the same.

Rating: 7/10



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