Brutal Truth - End Time
Old-timers can kick back and remember the good times of the mid-90s when thrash was kind and none were more greedy for territory than Brutal Truth. Their latest, "End Time," is a generous whiplash of twenty three songs, most under two minutes, full of quick jabs of scalding fast drums, tight riff and growls galore. Over the years the band has refined their sound here and there, but why mess with a sound that helped create a Sound? The band has deepened, not watered down, their sound.
Where the band has made adjustments is in bringing some occasional hooks into the mix, allowing the band to rock as well as to thrash. You might think you have heard it all before, and you will find much familiar ground in songs like "Simple Math," "Swift and Violent," and the outrageous "Cut Check" and "Fuck Cancer." But there are layers to the attack, riffs that have colors as well as fangs. Brutal Truth could not have written "Crawling Man Blues" or "Echo Friendly Discharge" in 1995; they have added maturity to their sound without sacrificing any of the brutality or purity."End Time" struts proudly with anything Brutal Truth has released in the last ten or so years, and is not too shabby when side by side with their classics. Make no mistake; this is hardcore, pissed off thrash that will please loyal fans and new inspectors.
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